Iraq War — Investigation into Contrasts Between Public Statements and Private Policy — 30 Nov 2016 at 15:53

Kevan Jones MP, North Durham voted against an investigation into the contrast between public statements and private actions in the run up to the Iraq war.

The majority of MPs voted against an investigation into the contrast between public statements and private actions in the run up to the Iraq war.

The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House
  • recognises that the Chilcot Inquiry provided substantial evidence of misleading information being presented by the then Prime Minister and others on the development of the then Government's policy towards the invasion of Iraq as shown most clearly in the contrast between private correspondence to the United States government and public statements to Parliament and to the people and also in the presentation of intelligence information; and
  • calls on the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, further to its current investigation into the lessons to be learned from the Chilcot Inquiry for the machinery of government, to conduct a further specific examination of this contrast in public and private policy and of the presentation of intelligence, and then to report to the House on what further action it considers necessary and appropriate to help prevent any repetition of this disastrous series of events.

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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
Con271 (+2 tell) 6085.1%
DUP6 0075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 20100.0%
Lab159 5070.7%
LDem0 2025.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP1 20100.0%
SNP0 48 (+2 tell)092.6%
UUP0 0150.0%
Total:438 69179.8%

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
David AmessSouthend WestCon (front bench)aye
Bob BlackmanHarrow EastCon (front bench)aye
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)aye
Roger GaleNorth ThanetCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Stephen McPartlandStevenageConaye
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabaye
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)aye
Stephen HepburnJarrowLab (minister)aye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)aye
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabaye
Alasdair McDonnellBelfast SouthSDLP (front bench)no

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