Scotland and the Union — 29 Nov 2012 at 14:28
John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay voted to express a belief that Scotland is better off as part of the UK and the rest of the UK is better off together with Scotland.
MPs were considering the motion:
- That this House
- believes that Scotland has always made, and continues to make, a significant contribution to the UK over the 305 years of the Union;
- notes the strong and enduring bonds that exist between Scotland and the other nations of the UK;
- further notes its shared history and the contribution that the Scottish people have made to public life in the UK in politics, academia, trade unions and the armed forces;
- notes the contribution that Scotland’s businesses make to the UK economy and their particular expertise in cutting edge industries such as life sciences and engineering;
- further notes that a referendum on separating Scotland from the rest of the UK will be held before the end of 2014; and
- believes that Scotland is better off as part of the UK and the rest of the UK is better off together with Scotland.
In this vote the following amendment was rejected:
- leave out from ‘engineering’ to end and add:
- recognises that special relationships also endure with Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and other members of the Commonwealth as well as the Republic of Ireland and the United States; and
- believes that this will also be the case with Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom after the 2014 independence referendum.’.
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||193 (+1 tell)||0||0||63.6%|
|Lab||82 (+1 tell)||0||0||32.5%|
|PC||0||1 (+1 tell)||0||66.7%|
|SNP||0||4 (+1 tell)||0||83.3%|