Recognition of the State of Palestine Alongside the State of Israel — 13 Oct 2014 at 21:56
The majority of MPs voted in favour of recognising the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution.
The motion approved by the majority of MPs was:
- That this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution.
Following the vote Jeremy Corbyn raised a point of order to state:
"If I may, I will briefly explain why I and my hon. Friend Mike Wood were tellers for a position that we do not actually hold. It was to ensure that democracy could take place and that Members could record their vote, because those who were opposed to the motion declined to put up tellers. We have thus ensured democracy here tonight."
-  Jack Straw MP, House of Commons, 13 October 2014
-  Official Record, House of Commons, 13 October 2014
-  Jeremy Corbyn MP, House of Commons, 13 October 2014
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||39 (+1 tell)||6||0||15.2%|
|Lab||192 (+1 tell)||0 (+2 tell)||0||75.6%|
|Bob Blackman||Harrow East||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mike Freer||Finchley and Golders Green||Con||no|
|Nigel Mills||Amber Valley||Con (front bench)||no|
|Matthew Offord||Hendon||Con (front bench)||no|
|Robert Syms||Poole||Con (front bench)||no|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab (minister)||tellno|
|Mike Wood||Batley and Spen||Lab||tellno|
|Alan Beith||Berwick-upon-Tweed||LDem (front bench)||no|