Succession to the Crown Bill — New Clause 1 — Remove Requement for Monarch to be Member of the Church of England — 28 Jan 2013 at 18:45

The majority of MPs voted against making it possible for someone not joining in communion with the Church of England to succeed to the Crown.

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was:

  • (1) A person is not disqualified from succeeding to the Crown or from possessing it as a result of that person not joining in communion with the Church of England as by law established; and all provisions to the contrary in the Bill of Rights and the Act of Settlement are accordingly superseded.
  • (2) Where a person who succeeds to the Crown or possesses it declares to the Privy Council that he or she is not in communion with the Church of England as by law established, the person who is next in line of succession to the Crown and who is in communion with the Church of England shall perform the functions of Supreme Governor of the Church of England in the name of and on behalf of the Sovereign.
  • (3) The provisions in subsections (3) to (5) of section 3 of the Regency Act 1937 apply to such a person who is Supreme Governor, with the substitution for references to the Regent of references to the Supreme Governor.’.—
  • [1] Parliament's webpage on the Succession to the Crown Bill

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
Con174 (+1 tell) 15 (+2 tell)163.3%
Lab151 13465.1%
LDem39 (+1 tell) 2175.4%
PC1 0033.3%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 1016.7%
Total:365 32664.4%

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

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Steven BakerWycombeCon (front bench)aye
Aidan BurleyCannock ChaseCon (front bench)aye
Conor BurnsBournemouth WestCon (front bench)aye
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConaye
Jonathan EvansCardiff NorthConaye
Zac GoldsmithRichmond ParkCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)tellaye
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexCon (front bench)aye
Edward LeighGainsboroughCon (front bench)tellaye
Anne McIntoshThirsk and MaltonCon (front bench)aye
Stephen McPartlandStevenageConaye
Nigel MillsAmber ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Mark RecklessRochester and StroodCon (front bench)aye
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetCon (front bench)aye
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsCon (front bench)aye
Bob StewartBeckenhamCon (front bench)aye
Sarah WollastonTotnesCon (front bench)aye
Helen GrantMaidstone and The WealdCon (front bench)both
Rosie CooperWest LancashireLab (minister)aye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLab (minister)aye
Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLabaye
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and LimehouseLab (minister)aye
Robert FlelloStoke-on-Trent SouthLab (minister)aye
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)aye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)aye
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Jim McGovernDundee WestLab (minister)aye
Grahame MorrisEasingtonLab (minister)aye
Jim SheridanPaisley and Renfrewshire NorthLab (minister)aye
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabaye
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabaye
Mary CreaghWakefieldLab (minister)both
Mary GlindonNorth TynesideLab (minister)both
Michael McCannEast Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowLab (minister)both
Chris RuaneVale of ClwydLabboth
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDem (front bench)aye
Alan ReidArgyll and ButeLDem (front bench)aye
Michael CrockartEdinburgh WestLDem (front bench)both

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