Constitutional Reform Bill — Clause 1 — The rule of law — 31 Jan 2005 at 18:00

Those voting Aye wanted to add an extra sentence into Clause 1 of the Constitutional Reform Bill which says:

In this section 'the rule of law' means in particular the sovereignty of the Queen in Parliament in making the law and the sovereignty of the Queen's courts in interpreting and applying both that law and the common law.

This change could be interpreted as affirming the priority of British Law over European Law. However, since European Law gains its power in by an act in British Law, it is not obvious what difference this was intended to make.

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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
Con0 121 (+2 tell)075.9%
DUP0 4057.1%
Lab262 (+2 tell) 0064.7%
LDem20 0036.4%
PC1 0025.0%
UUP0 2040.0%
Total:283 127064.6%

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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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