Queen's Speech — Programme of Legislation — 4 Jun 2015 at 16:50
Kevan Jones MP, North Durham voted against the government's programme of legislation as set out in the Queen's Speech.
The majority of MPs voted in favour of the government's programme of legislation as set out in the Queen's Speech.
The majority of MPs agreed:
- That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
- Most Gracious Sovereign,
- We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.
Those voting to send the letter of thanks to the monarch can presumably be inferred to be supportive of the measures laid out in the Queen's Speech which included:
- greatly increasing the provision of free childcare.
- giving housing association tenants the chance to own their own home.
- capping benefits and requiring young people to earn or learn.
- powers to take over failing and coasting schools and create more academies.
- increasing the health budget, integrating healthcare and social care, and ensuring the National Health Service works on a seven day basis.
- securing the real value of the basic State Pension.
- devolution of powers to cities with elected metro mayors.
- more legislation to enable high speed rail.
- devolving wide ranging powers to Scotland and Wales.
- giving effect to the Stormont House Agreement for devolution and financial support to Northern Ireland.
- banning the new generation of psychoactive drugs.
- a British Bill of Rights.
- modernising the law on communications data.
At the time of the vote details of many of the items of proposed legislation were not available. Background briefing notes were published which provide a more detail than was contained in the speech itself.
[This vote is considered, by mySociety, to be in essence a vote of confidence in the Government, so does not impact statements on MPs' policy positions]
-  Queen’s Speech 2015: background briefing notes, Cabinet Office and Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street 27 May 2015
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||325 (+2 tell)||0||0||99.1%|
|Lab||0||212 (+2 tell)||0||92.2%|