Orders of the Day — The Economy and Pensions — 14 Nov 2007 at 18:45

The Aye-voters failed to carry a motion introduced by Vincent Cable (Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats) to add an amendment to the traditional address offered to thank the Queen for her speech at the Opening of Parliament.

This amendment would have expressed regret that the Queen’s speech did not announce proposals for a referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union.

The House divided: Ayes 68, Noes 464.

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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
Con150 6080.4%
DUP0 4044.4%
Independent1 1050.0%
Lab307 (+2 tell) 0087.8%
LDem0 57 (+2 tell)093.7%
PC1 0033.3%
SNP5 0083.3%
Total:464 68084.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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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Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)aye
Douglas CarswellHarwichCon (front bench)aye
Philip DaviesShipleyConaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsCon (front bench)aye
Bob SpinkCastle Pointwhilst Con (front bench)aye

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