Trident Replacement — Maintain Nuclear Deterrent Beyond Existing System — 14 Mar 2007 at 18:53

The majority of MPs voted to maintain the UK's minimum strategic nuclear deterrent beyond the life of the existing system.

The majority of MPs voted for the motion:[1]

  • This House
  • supports the Government's decisions, as set out in the White Paper The Future of the United Kingdom's Nuclear Deterrent (Cm 6994),[2] to take the steps necessary to maintain the UK's minimum strategic nuclear deterrent beyond the life of the existing system and to take further steps towards meeting the UK's disarmament responsibilities under Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.[3]

This followed a previous vote against asserting that the case was "not yet proven",[4] and was recognized as Parliamentary authorization for the development of a new generation of submarines and launch vehicles for the deployment of ballistic nuclear weapons against targets unknown.[5][6]

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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
Con173 0088.3%
DUP5 0055.6%
Independent0 20100.0%
Independent Labour0 10100.0%
Lab230 (+2 tell) 88 (+1 tell)191.5%
LDem0 56 (+1 tell)090.5%
PC0 30100.0%
Respect0 10100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 60100.0%
UUP0 10100.0%
Total:408 160190.0%

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
Frank DoranAberdeen NorthLab (minister)no
Anne BeggAberdeen SouthLab (minister)no
David HeyesAshton-under-LyneLab (minister)no
Sandra OsborneAyr, Carrick and CumnockLab (minister)no
Jeff EnnisBarnsley East and MexboroughLab (minister)both
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Patrick HallBedfordLab (minister)no
Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLab (minister)no
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLab (minister)no
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabno
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLab (minister)no
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
Joe BentonBootleLab (minister)no
Marsha SinghBradford WestLab (minister)no
Dawn ButlerBrent SouthLab (minister)no
Desmond TurnerBrighton, KemptownLab (minister)no
David LepperBrighton, PavilionLab (minister)no
Doug NaysmithBristol North WestLab (minister)no
David ChaytorBury NorthLab (minister)no
Chris McCaffertyCalder ValleyLabno
Julie MorganCardiff NorthLab (minister)no
Betty WilliamsConwyLabno
Jon CruddasDagenhamLabno
Gwyn ProsserDoverLab (minister)no
Jim McGovernDundee WestLab (minister)no
Steve PoundEaling NorthLab (minister)no
Ian StewartEcclesLabno
Gavin StrangEdinburgh EastLabno
Mark LazarowiczEdinburgh North and LeithLab (minister)no
Nigel GriffithsEdinburgh SouthLabno
Colin BurgonElmetLabno
John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLab (minister)no
Rudi VisFinchley and Golders GreenLabno
Mohammad SarwarGlasgow CentralLab (minister)no
David MarshallGlasgow EastLab (minister)no
Ann McKechinGlasgow NorthLab (minister)no
Ian DavidsonGlasgow South WestLab (minister)no
Martin CatonGowerLab (minister)no
Anthony D WrightGreat YarmouthLab (minister)no
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
Linda RiordanHalifaxLab (minister)no
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
Michael Jabez FosterHastings and RyeLab (minister)no
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Jon TrickettHemsworthLab (minister)no
Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLab (minister)no
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLab (minister)no
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Emily ThornberryIslington South and FinsburyLab (minister)no
Ann CryerKeighleyLab (minister)no
Roger BerryKingswoodLab (minister)no
Fabian HamiltonLeeds North EastLab (minister)no
Peter SoulsbyLeicester SouthLab (minister)no
Joan RuddockLewisham, DeptfordLab (minister)no
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLab (minister)no
Michael ConnartyLinlithgow and East FalkirkLab (minister)no
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
Robert WareingLiverpool, West Derbywhilst Labno
Jim DevineLivingstonLab (minister)no
Nia GriffithLlanelliLab (minister)no
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Tony LloydManchester CentralLab (minister)no
Graham StringerManchester, BlackleyLab (minister)no
Alan MealeMansfieldLab (minister)no
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLab (minister)no
David HamiltonMidlothianLab (minister)no
Colin ChallenMorley and RothwellLab (minister)no
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLab (minister)no
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)no
Katy ClarkNorth Ayrshire and ArranLab (minister)no
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)tellno
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Michael MeacherOldham West and RoytonLabno
Andrew SmithOxford EastLabno
Gordon PrenticePendleLab (minister)no
Paul TruswellPudseyLabno
John GroganSelbyLab (minister)no
Frank CookStockton NorthLab (minister)no
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabno
Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent NorthLab (minister)no
David DrewStroudLab (minister)no
Bill EtheringtonSunderland NorthLabno
Chris MullinSunderland SouthLab (minister)no
Siân JamesSwansea EastLab (minister)no
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLab (minister)no
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabno
David WinnickWalsall NorthLab (minister)no
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLab (minister)no
Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLab (minister)no

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