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.
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||307 (+2 tell)||0||0||87.8%|
|LDem||0||57 (+2 tell)||0||93.7%|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Douglas Carswell||Harwich||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Richard Shepherd||Aldridge-Brownhills||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Bob Spink||Castle Point||whilst Con (front bench)||aye|