Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy — rejected — 30 Jan 2008 at 17:10

The majority No voters rejected an amendment[1] that would have disapproved of Governmental policy concerning energy provisions within the Treaty of Lisbon.

The amendment noted that the Government had previously "demanded the deletion of a new article on energy when it was first proposed as part of the EU Constitution" and effectively accused the Government of backtracking. As such, the point under debate is of limited importance, however, in as much as the amendment attempted to hinder the passage of the European Union (Amendment) Bill it can be seen as an attempt to limit the further integration of Britain with the European Union.

The European Union (Amendment) Bill implements the Lisbon Treaty into UK law. The main aims of the Lisbon Treaty were to[2]:


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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
Con2 161 (+2 tell)085.5%
DUP0 5055.6%
Independent2 1060.0%
Independent Labour1 00100.0%
Lab302 (+2 tell) 2086.9%
LDem54 0085.7%
PC2 0066.7%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP5 0083.3%
UUP0 10100.0%
Total:369 170085.4%

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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Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeCon (front bench)no
Ian TaylorEsher and WaltonConno
David DrewStroudLab (minister)aye
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)aye

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