Lisbon Treaty — Referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union — rejected — 20 May 2008 at 22:05
The majority Not-Contents rejected an amendment to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. This would have ensured that within 6 months of the Bill receiving Royal Assent (i.e. becoming law), a referendum would be held to determine whether Britain should remain in the European Union. However, the amendment was defeated.
- 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
-  Lord Pearson of Rannoch, House of Lords, 20 May 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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||14||0 (+1 tell)||7.4%|
|Lab||51 (+2 tell)||0||24.3%|
|UKIP||0||1 (+1 tell)||100.0%|
|Lord Hamilton of Epsom||Con||tellaye|
|Lord Stevens of Ludgate||Con||aye|