Iraq — Endorse UN Security Council Resolution 1441 — Final Opportunity for Iraq to Disarm — 26 Feb 2003 at 19:13

The majority of MPs voted to endorse UN Security Council resolution 1441 giving Iraq a final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations.

The text of the approved motion:[1]

  • This House
  • takes note of Command Paper Cm 5769[2] on Iraq;
  • reaffirms its endorsement of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441, as expressed in its Resolution of 25th November 2002;[3]
  • supports the Government's continuing efforts in the United Nations to disarm Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction; and
  • calls upon Iraq to recognise this as its final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations.

The MPs had just voted against adding the phrase "but finds the case for military action against Iraq as yet unproven" onto the end of it.[4]

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con151 0 (+1 tell)093.3%
DUP4 0080.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Independent Conservative1 00100.0%
Lab272 (+2 tell) 59 (+1 tell)081.5%
LDem0 52098.1%
PC0 40100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 50100.0%
UUP6 00100.0%
Total:434 124086.3%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mr Malcolm SavidgeAberdeen NorthLabno
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLabno
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Mr Terry DavisBirmingham, Hodge HillLabno
Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLab (minister)no
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabno
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
Desmond TurnerBrighton, KemptownLabno
Chris McCaffertyCalder ValleyLabno
Mr Jon Owen JonesCardiff CentralLabno
Julie MorganCardiff NorthLabno
Mr Tony WorthingtonClydebank and MilngavieLabno
Jimmy HoodClydesdaleLab (minister)no
Mr Iain LukeDundee EastLabno
Rudi VisFinchley and Golders GreenLabno
Mohammad SarwarGlasgow GovanLabno
George GallowayGlasgow Kelvinwhilst Labno
Martin CatonGowerLab (minister)no
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
Mr Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabno
Mrs Alice MahonHalifaxLabno
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
John CryerHornchurchLabno
Ms Linda PerhamIlford NorthLabno
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Ann CryerKeighleyLabno
Mr Phil SawfordKetteringLabno
Mr Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLabno
Mr Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLabno
Mr Harold BestLeeds North WestLabno
Dr Jim MarshallLeicester SouthLabno
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabno
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Tony LloydManchester CentralLabtellno
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
David HamiltonMidlothianLab (minister)no
Paul FlynnNewport WestLabno
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabno
Mr Tony ClarkeNorthampton SouthLabno
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Graham AllenNottingham NorthLabno
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Gordon PrenticePendleLabno
Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamContellno
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabno
Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent NorthLab (minister)no
Mr George StevensonStoke-on-Trent SouthLabno
Mr John LyonsStrathkelvin and BearsdenLabno
David DrewStroudLab (minister)no
Mr Tom CoxTootingLabno
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabno
Denis MurphyWansbeckLabno
Mr Terry LewisWorsleyLabno
Albert OwenYnys MônLab (minister)no

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