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