Royal Mail — Rapid partial privatization — rejected — 11 Feb 2009 at 18:47

The majority of MPs voted against the motion:

  • This House
  • welcomes the Hooper review of UK postal services; and
  • urges the Government to implement rapidly the review's proposals for the partial privatisation of Royal Mail.

An alternative motion was proposed and voted on in the next division.

The Hooper Review recommended a “single package of measures” including a “strategic partnership” with a private-sector company – effectively part-privatisation of the Royal Mail.[1]

The new Tory MP, Edward Timpson MP, who won the Crewe and Nantwich byelection in May 2008 made his first rebellion on this issue.

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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 150 (+2 tell)079.8%
DUP4 0044.4%
Independent4 1083.3%
Lab314 (+2 tell) 0090.3%
LDem44 0069.8%
PC2 0066.7%
Respect1 00100.0%
SNP5 0071.4%
Total:376 151084.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by vote

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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Daniel KawczynskiShrewsbury and AtchamCon (front bench)no
Edward TimpsonCrewe and NantwichCon (front bench)no

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