European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 5 — European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights — 21 Nov 2017 at 21:00
The majority of MPs voted against the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights remaining part of UK law on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.
MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 46, in clause 5, page 3, line 20, leave out subsection (4).
''Had it not been rejected the amendment would have removed the following subclause from clause 5
- The Charter of Fundamental Rights is not part of domestic law on or after exit day.
The charter begins:
- "The peoples of Europe, in creating an ever closer union among them, are resolved to share a peaceful future based on common values."
It contains sections titled: Dignity, Freedoms, Equality, Solidarity, Citizens' Rights and Justice.
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory note:
- This amendment would remove the exclusion of the Charter of Fundamental Rights from retained EU law.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
-  Clause 5 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill as at the time of the vote
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||301 (+2 tell)||1||0||95.9%|
|Lab||0||246 (+2 tell)||0||94.7%|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||aye|