UK Armed Forces in Afghanistan (Backbench Business) — 9 Sep 2010 at 17:46

The majority of MPs voted against making support for the continued deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan conditional on a change to military strategy designed to reduce loss of life, injuries, and costs.

The House of Commons was debating the motion:

  • That this House supports the continued deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan.

The division was on the subject of if the following text ought be added to the end of the motion:

  • "provided that a more realistic military strategy is adopted designed to fulfil the United Kingdom's long-term interests in the region at lesser cost in life, limb and financial resources."

The majority of MPs voted to reject that additional text.

This division was followed by one in which the majority of MPs voted in favour of the unamended motion: "That this House supports the continued deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan."[1]

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
Con237 (+1 tell) 3 (+1 tell)079.1%
Green1 00100.0%
Lab39 1 (+1 tell)015.9%
LDem30 (+1 tell) 1056.1%
PC1 0033.3%
SNP4 0066.7%
Total:312 5050.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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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Jane EllisonBatterseaCon (front bench)tellaye
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDem (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Julian LewisNew Forest EastConaye
Alison SeabeckPlymouth, Moor ViewLab (minister)tellaye
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)aye
Tom WatsonWest Bromwich EastLabaye

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