Lisbon Treaty — Prevent competition rules from becoming an exclusive policy area of the European Union — rejected — 6 Feb 2008 at 19:45

The majority No voters rejected an amendment[1] to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. This would have prevented competition rules from becoming an exclusive policy area of the European Union as proposed by the Treaty of Lisbon. In particular, the Aye-voters sought to allow "the UK to retain the freedom to complement the internal market where deemed necessary."[2]

The amendment can be seen as an attempt to limit Britain's further integration 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[3]:


Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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 132 (+2 tell)070.5%
DUP0 2022.2%
Independent2 1060.0%
Lab273 (+2 tell) 0078.1%
LDem51 0081.0%
PC3 00100.0%
SNP5 0083.3%
Total:336 135075.3%

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
John GummerSuffolk CoastalConno

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