Parliamentary Oaths (Amendment) — 29 Jul 1998

I beg to move,

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable a person lawfully elected to the House of Commons to take his seat without swearing the present oath or affirming; and for connected purposes.

Question put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in Bills and nomination of Select Committees at commencement of public business): --

The House divided: Ayes 137, Noes 151.

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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
Con124 (+2 tell) 0077.8%
DUP1 0050.0%
Lab6 120 (+2 tell)030.6%
LDem15 14165.2%
SNP0 2033.3%
UUP4 0040.0%
Total:150 136145.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

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
Don FosterBathLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Nigel BeardBexleyheath and CrayfordLabno
Donald GorrieEdinburgh WestLDemaye
Malcolm BruceGordonLDem (front bench)aye
Phil WillisHarrogate and KnaresboroughLDem (front bench)aye
Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDem (front bench)aye
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLabno
Mr David StewartInverness East, Nairn and LochaberLabno
Dr Peter BrandIsle of WightLDemaye
Norman BakerLewesLDem (front bench)aye
Steve WebbNorthavonLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Raymond PowellOgmoreLabno
Phil WoolasOldham East and SaddleworthLabno
Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDemboth
Mr Paul MarsdenShrewsbury and AtchamLabno
David HeathSomerton and FromeLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Ronnie FearnSouthportLDem (front bench)aye
Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDem (front bench)aye
Mrs Jackie BallardTauntonLDemaye
Adrian SandersTorbayLDem (front bench)aye
Vincent CableTwickenhamLDem (front bench)aye

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