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[1] 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.

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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop1 04.0%
Con14 0 (+1 tell)7.4%
Crossbench5 13.2%
DUP0 133.3%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab51 (+2 tell) 024.3%
LDem0 00.0%
UKIP0 1 (+1 tell)100.0%
Total:71 411.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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Lord Hamilton of EpsomCon (front bench)tellaye
Lord Stevens of LudgateConaye
Lord Moran Crossbenchaye

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