Lisbon Treaty — The Treaty does not affect the supremacy of the UK parliament — rejected — 5 Mar 2008 at 18:30
The majority No voters rejected an amendment to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. The main intention of the amendment was to ensure that laws made by parliament could not be overriden by European law.
- Streamline EU institutions
- Establish a permanent President of the European Council (as of 16 March 2010 held by Herman Van Rompuy)
- Establish the post of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (as of 16 March 2010 held by Catherine Ashton)
- Give new powers to the EU over justice and home affairs
- Remove the national veto in some areas such as energy security and emergency aid
-  William Cash MP, House of Commons, 5 March 2008
-  BBC News Q&A: The Lisbon Treaty, 5 February 2010
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|
|Con||1||38 (+2 tell)||0||21.2%|
|Lab||319 (+2 tell)||0||0||91.2%|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||LDem (front bench)||both|