European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Membership of the European Single Market — 27 Feb 2017 at 21:15
Lord Prescott was absent
The majority of members of the House of Lords voted against the United Kingdom seeking to remain in the European Single Market after leaving the European Union.
The House of Lords was considering the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.
The proposed amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Clause 1, page 1, line 3, at end insert—
- “( ) Before a notification can be given under subsection (1), the Prime Minister must give an undertaking to negotiate under the process set out in Article 50 on the basis of the United Kingdom retaining membership of the European Single Market."
Clause 1(1) of the Bill referred to stated:
- (1) The Prime Minister may notify, under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2016-17
-  Text of the Bill as at the time of the vote
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||206 (+2 tell)||1||77.7%|
|Independent Liberal Democrat||0||1||100.0%|
|Lab||53||33 (+1 tell)||39.5%|
|PC||0||0 (+1 tell)||50.0%|