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.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||124 (+2 tell)||0||0||77.8%|
|Lab||6||120 (+2 tell)||0||30.6%|
|Don Foster||Bath||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mr Nigel Beard||Bexleyheath and Crayford||Lab||no|
|Donald Gorrie||Edinburgh West||LDem||aye|
|Malcolm Bruce||Gordon||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Phil Willis||Harrogate and Knaresborough||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Andrew Stunell||Hazel Grove||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mr David Stewart||Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber||Lab||no|
|Dr Peter Brand||Isle of Wight||LDem||aye|
|Norman Baker||Lewes||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Steve Webb||Northavon||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mr Raymond Powell||Ogmore||Lab||no|
|Phil Woolas||Oldham East and Saddleworth||Lab||no|
|Evan Harris||Oxford West and Abingdon||LDem||both|
|Mr Paul Marsden||Shrewsbury and Atcham||Lab||no|
|David Heath||Somerton and Frome||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mr Ronnie Fearn||Southport||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mrs Jackie Ballard||Taunton||LDem||aye|
|Adrian Sanders||Torbay||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Vincent Cable||Twickenham||LDem (front bench)||aye|