The United Kingdom Leaving the European Union — 7 Dec 2016 at 18:52
The majority of MPs voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union; for a plan for leaving the European Union to be published before the process of leaving starts; and for starting the process of leaving by 31 March 2017.
MPs were considering the following motion:
- That this House
- recognises that leaving the EU is the defining issue facing the UK;
- notes the resolution on parliamentary scrutiny of the UK leaving the EU agreed by the House on 12 October 2016;
- recognises that it is Parliament’s responsibility to properly scrutinise the Government while respecting the decision of the British people to leave the European Union;
- confirms that there should be no disclosure of material that could be reasonably judged to damage the UK in any negotiations to depart from the European Union after Article 50 has been triggered; and
- calls on the Prime Minister to commit to publishing the Government’s plan for leaving the EU before Article 50 is invoked.
In this vote an amendment to add the following at the end was approved:
- “, consistently with the principles agreed without division by this House on 12 October;
- recognises that this House should respect the wishes of the United Kingdom as expressed in the referendum on 23 June; and
- further calls on the Government to invoke Article 50 by 31 March 2017.”
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||301 (+2 tell)||1||0||92.7%|
|LDem||0||5 (+1 tell)||0||66.7%|
|SNP||0||51 (+1 tell)||0||96.3%|