UK's Nuclear Deterrent — Replacement of Trident Nuclear Submarines — Maintenance of Continuous At Sea Deterrence — 18 Jul 2016 at 21:50
Jeff Smith MP, Manchester, Withington voted against replacing the four Trident nuclear missile submarines; the proposal for replacement was intended to maintain the UK's continuous at sea nuclear deterrent.
The majority of MPs voted to support replacing the four Trident nuclear missile submarines to maintain the UK's continuous at sea nuclear deterrence posture.
The majority of MPs were also voting to support work towards multilateral disarmament.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- supports the Government’s assessment in the 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review that the UK’s independent minimum credible nuclear deterrent, based on a Continuous at Sea Deterrence posture, will remain essential to the UK's security today as it has for over 60 years, and for as long as the global security situation demands, to deter the most extreme threats to the UK's national security and way of life and that of the UK's allies;
- supports the decision to take the necessary steps required to maintain the current posture by replacing the current Vanguard Class submarines with four Successor submarines;
- recognises the importance of this programme to the UK’s defence industrial base and in supporting thousands of highly skilled engineering jobs;
- notes that the Government will continue to provide annual reports to Parliament on the programme;
- recognises that the UK remains committed to reducing its overall nuclear weapon stockpile by the mid-2020s; and
- supports the Government’s commitment to continue work towards a safer and more stable world, pressing for key steps towards multilateral disarmament.
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||322 (+2 tell)||1||0||98.5%|
|SNP||0||52 (+2 tell)||0||100.0%|