High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — Decline Second Reading — 28 Apr 2014 at 22:49

Anna Soubry MP, Broxtowe voted for a High Speed Rail link between London and the West Midlands.

The majority of MPs voted for a High Speed Rail link between London and the West Midlands.

MPs were considering the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill[1] and in particular were debating the motion:

  • That the Bill be now read a Second time.

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • leave out from “That” to the end of the Question and add:
  • this House, while accepting the need to increase overall railway capacity,
  • declines to give a second reading to the Bill
  • because there has been inadequate opportunity for Members and those affected by the Bill to consider and respond to the report of the Assessor appointed under Standing Order 224A, which was not published until shortly 5 before the Easter recess;
  • because assessments of the relative costs and benefits of works envisaged by the Bill have been repeatedly unconvincing and still fail to demonstrate a sound economic case for the proposed works, particularly in relation to other options;
  • because the Secretary of State has declined to publish the Major Projects Authority report on High Speed 2, with the result that Members have been denied access to highly 10 significant evidence on the viability of the project;
  • because the case for starting further high-speed rail construction in this country with a line from London to the West Midlands rather than in the north of England has not been convincingly made out;
  • because the Bill will cause widespread environmental disruption to many areas of the country including areas of outstanding natural beauty;

and because the Bill should be 15 preceded by proper consideration of and a strategy for integrating high-speed rail with other transport modes including the UK’s international airport hubs.”

The effective element of the amendment was the section stating declines to give a second reading to the Bill; had the amendment been accepted the Bill's passage towards becoming law would have been halted.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con221 (+1 tell) 32 (+1 tell)083.6%
DUP1 0012.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab186 13 (+1 tell)077.5%
LDem38 (+1 tell) 0069.6%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP5 0083.3%
Total:451 50078.9%

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
Adam AfriyieWindsorCon (front bench)aye
Steven BakerWycombeConaye
John BaronBasildon and BillericayCon (front bench)aye
Bob BlackmanHarrow EastCon (front bench)aye
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)aye
Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestCon (front bench)aye
Andrew BridgenNorth West LeicestershireCon (front bench)aye
Dan BylesNorth WarwickshireCon (front bench)aye
Bill CashStoneCon (front bench)aye
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)aye
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)aye
Michael FabricantLichfieldConaye
Mark FieldCities of London and WestminsterCon (front bench)aye
Cheryl GillanChesham and AmershamConaye
James GrayNorth WiltshireCon (front bench)tellaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Chris KellyDudley SouthCon (front bench)aye
Phillip LeeBracknellCon (front bench)aye
Jeremy LefroyStaffordCon (front bench)aye
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)aye
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamConaye
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)aye
Matthew OffordHendonCon (front bench)aye
Mark PawseyRugbyCon (front bench)aye
Christopher PincherTamworthCon (front bench)aye
John RandallUxbridge and South RuislipCon (front bench)aye
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)aye
Caroline SpelmanMeridenCon (front bench)aye
Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleCon (front bench)aye
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)aye
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)aye
Chris WhiteWarwick and LeamingtonCon (front bench)aye
Bill WigginNorth HerefordshireConaye
Jim CunninghamCoventry SouthLabaye
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabaye
Jim DowdLewisham West and PengeLab (minister)aye
Natascha EngelNorth East DerbyshireLab (minister)aye
Frank FieldBirkenheadLab (minister)aye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)tellaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)aye
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLab (minister)aye
Madeleine MoonBridgendLab (minister)aye
Geoffrey RobinsonCoventry North WestLabaye
Virendra SharmaEaling, SouthallLab (minister)aye
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLabaye
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabaye
Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent NorthLab (minister)aye

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