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.

The the latter words: "as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution" were introduced[1] as an amendment during the debate and accepted unopposed[2].

Following the vote Jeremy Corbyn raised a point of order to state[3]:

"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."

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con39 (+1 tell) 6015.2%
DUP0 5062.5%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent2 00100.0%
Lab192 (+1 tell) 0 (+2 tell)075.6%
LDem28 1051.8%
PC3 00100.0%
SDLP2 0066.7%
SNP6 00100.0%
Total:274 12045.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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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Bob BlackmanHarrow EastCon (front bench)no
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonConno
Mike FreerFinchley and Golders GreenConno
Nigel MillsAmber ValleyCon (front bench)no
Matthew OffordHendonCon (front bench)no
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLab (minister)tellno
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabtellno
Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDem (front bench)no

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