Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Third Reading — 28 Feb 2005 at 23:40

The Aye-voters agreed that the Prevention of Terrorism Bill be read a Third time, which is to say that it has completed all the necessary stages in the House of Commons, and now goes to the House of Lords for further discussion and review before it can become law. The Third reading debate, prior to the vote is worth looking at for the protestation about the lack of review during the Committee stage.

The public should be reminded of the fact that Parliament is the supreme law making body in this country. If a majority of MPs had voted against this Bill in any of its stages, it would have been history. Contrary to how it would appear, MPs are legally and morally free to vote whichever way they choose, regardless of party affiliation. They are not like judges: bound by statute, precedent, and the common law.

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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
Con0 136 (+1 tell)085.1%
DUP0 4057.1%
Independent0 1033.3%
Lab271 (+2 tell) 30174.5%
LDem0 38 (+1 tell)070.9%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 3060.0%
UUP0 3060.0%
Total:271 218176.2%

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
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Clare ShortBirmingham, LadywoodLabno
Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLab (minister)no
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (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
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabno
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Mr Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLab (minister)no
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabno
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Tony LloydManchester CentralLabno
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
David HamiltonMidlothianLab (minister)no
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLab (minister)no
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)no
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)both
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLab (minister)no
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLab (minister)no
John GroganSelbyLabno
Barbara FollettStevenageLab (minister)no
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLab (minister)no
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLab (minister)no

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