Backbench Business — Iran — Rule out Use of Force — Redouble Diplomatic Efforts — 20 Feb 2012 at 21:54
The majority of MPs voted against ruling out the use of force against Iran and seeking to reduce tensions by redoubling diplomatic efforts.
The majority of MPs voted to replace a motion which stated:
- That this House
- believes that the use of force against Iran would be wholly counterproductive and would serve only to encourage any development of nuclear weapons; and
- calls upon the Government to rule out the use of force against Iran and reduce tensions by redoubling diplomatic efforts.
- That this House
- ‘supports the Government’s efforts to reach a peaceful, negotiated solution to the Iranian nuclear issue through a combination of pressure in the form of robust sanctions, and engagement led by the E3+3 comprising the UK, US, France, Germany, China and Russia; and
- recognises the value of making clear to Iran that all options for addressing the issue remain on the table.’.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||148 (+1 tell)||1 (+1 tell)||0||49.3%|
|LDem||27 (+1 tell)||0||0||49.1%|
|PC||0||1 (+1 tell)||0||66.7%|
|Steven Baker||Wycombe||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|John Baron||Basildon and Billericay||Con (front bench)||no|
|Paul Flynn||Newport West||Lab (minister)||no|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||no|