Backbench Business — 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers — 18 Oct 2012 at 14:59

Patrick Mercer MP, Newark voted in the minority (Teller for the Noes).

The majority of MPs voted to oppose the disbandment of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (2RRF).

The motion approved by the majority of those MPs voting was:

  • That this House
  • opposes the disbandment of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (2RRF);
  • notes that 2RRF is the only infantry battalion being cut that was not initially due for disbandment on military grounds;
  • further notes that 2RRF was instead caught by the Government’s additional criteria of only one battalion loss per regiment and no deletion of cap-badges, which has resulted in more poorly-recruited Scottish battalions being saved;
  • further notes the social and economic costs of disbandment;

and urges the Government to reverse its decision.

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con31 (+2 tell) 3 (+2 tell)012.5%
Lab21 008.2%
LDem5 008.8%
Total:57 3010.4%

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
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)tellno
Andrea LeadsomSouth NorthamptonshireCon (front bench)no
Patrick MercerNewarkContellno
Stephen PhillipsSleaford and North HykehamCon (front bench)no
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetCon (front bench)no

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