Health and Social Care Bill — Drop the Bill — Cross Party Talks on NHS Commissioning — 26 Oct 2011 at 15:47

Kenneth Clarke MP, Rushcliffe voted against dropping the Health and Social Care Bill and against entering cross party talks on reforming NHS commissioning.

The majority of MPs voted against dropping the Health and Social Care Bill and entering cross party talks on reforming NHS commissioning.

The text of the rejected motion was:

  • That this House
  • recalls that the Prime Minister made a series of personal pledges on the NHS in the run up to the General Election which were carried over to the Coalition Agreement;
  • believes it is now clear he has failed to honour three of the headline commitments in the Coalition Agreement;
  • notes firstly that Treasury figures from July 2011 confirm that NHS spending fell in real terms in 2010-11, contrary to the guarantee that health spending will increase in real terms in each year of the Parliament;
  • notes secondly recent central approval of changes to hospital services, in breach of a moratorium on such changes;
  • notes thirdly the Prime Minister’s continuation, despite widespread opposition, with the Health and Social Care Bill, contrary to the pledge in the Coalition Agreement to stop top-down reorganisations of the NHS;
  • believes there is mounting evidence that the combination of an unprecedented financial challenge combined with the biggest reorganisation in the history of the NHS is damaging patient care and leading to longer waiting times;
  • is concerned that huge cuts to adult social care in England will further limit hospitals’ ability to cope with coming winter pressures; and
  • calls on the Government to listen to GPs and NHS staff, drop the Bill and accept the offer of cross-party talks on reforming NHS commissioning.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con265 (+2 tell) 0087.3%
DUP1 2037.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab0 223 (+2 tell)087.2%
LDem41 0071.9%
Total:307 228085.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Sammy WilsonEast AntrimDUPno

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

There are lots of plans afoot, including extensive redevelopment of the site and plans for new functionality. To keep up with what's happening, please check out the blog. We're working on updating all the contact details throughout the site, but if you'd like to talk to us about the project, please email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Advertisement - Helping keeping PublicWhip alive