Queen's Speech — Programme of Legislation — 29 Jun 2017 at 16:50
The majority of MPs voted to support the Conservative government's programme of legislation as set out in the Queen's Speech, including leaving the European Union, more high speed rail and increasing the national living wage.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
- Most Gracious Sovereign,
- We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.
Those voting to send the letter of thanks to the monarch can presumably be inferred to be supportive of the measures laid out in the Queen's Speech which included:
- leaving the European Union
- more high speed rail
- increasing the national living wage.
- protecting victims of domestic violence and abuse
- tackling the gender pay gap and discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, disability or sexual orientation.
- seeking a fairer energy market and reduced prices for consumers
- a new "digital charter" and data protection laws
- modernising the courts system and to helping reduce motor insurance premiums
- providing an independent public advocate, who will act for bereaved families after a public disaster
- establishing a commission for countering extremism
- a commitment to spending zero point seven per cent of national income on international development,
[This vote is considered, by mySociety, to be in essence a vote of confidence in the Government, so does not impact statements on MPs' policy positions on TheyWorkForYou.com]
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||313 (+2 tell)||0||0||99.4%|
|Lab||0||257 (+2 tell)||0||98.9%|