Restoration and Renewal — Lords and Commons Leaving the Palace of Westminister During Renovations — 31 Jan 2018 at 18:53

John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay voted against MPs and members of the House of Lords leaving the Palace of Westminister in a full and timely manner to enable renovations, and to require the renovations to be carried out in a cost effective manner.

The majority of MPs voted in favour of MPs and members of the House of Lords leaving the Palace of Westminister in a full and timely manner to enable renovations, and to require the renovations to be carried out in a cost effective manner.

The motion which was the subject of this vote was:

  • That this House—
  • (1) affirms its commitment to the historic Palace of Westminster and its unique status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Royal Palace and home of our Houses of Parliament;
  • (2) takes note of the report of the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster ‘Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster’, HL Paper 41, HC 659;
  • (3) accepts that there is a clear and pressing need to repair the services in the Palace of Westminster in a comprehensive and strategic manner to prevent catastrophic failure in this Parliament, whilst acknowledging the demand and burden on public expenditure and fiscal constraints at a time of prudence and restraint;
  • (4) accordingly endorses the unanimous conclusion of the Joint Committee that a full and timely decant of the Palace is the best and the most cost-effective delivery option, as endorsed by the Public Accounts Committee and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority;
  • (5) accepts that expenditure on the Palace during this Parliament will be limited to preparatory work for the comprehensive programme of works envisaged, together with works essential to ensure the continuing functioning of the Palace;
  • (6) endorses the Joint Committee’s recommendation that a Sponsor Board and Delivery Authority be established by legislation to develop a business case and costed programme for the work to be approved by both Houses of Parliament, and to commission and oversee the work required, and that immediate steps be taken now to establish a shadow sponsor Board and Delivery Authority;
  • (7) instructs the shadow Sponsor Board and Delivery Authority and their statutory successors to apply high standards of cost-effectiveness and demonstrate value for money in the business case, to report back to Parliament with up to date costings and a realistic timetable for the duration of the work, and to include measures to ensure: the repair and replacement of mechanical and electrical services, fire safety improvement works, the removal of asbestos, repairs to the external and internal fabric of the Palace, the removal of unnecessary and unsightly accretions to the Palace, the improvement of visitor access including the provision of new educational and other facilities for visitors and full access for people with disabilities;
  • (8) affirms that the guarantee that both Houses will return to their historic Chambers as soon as possible should be incorporated in primary legislation.'.

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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
Con68 167 (+2 tell)074.8%
DUP1 6070.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Lab157 (+2 tell) 10064.8%
LDem7 0058.3%
SNP0 205.7%
Total:234 185066.5%

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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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Peter AldousWaveneyConaye
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkCon (front bench)aye
Richard BenyonNewburyCon (front bench)aye
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Crispin BluntReigateConaye
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)aye
Alistair BurtNorth East BedfordshireCon (front bench)aye
Jo ChurchillBury St EdmundsCon (front bench)aye
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeCon (front bench)aye
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownThe CotswoldsCon (front bench)aye
Michelle DonelanChippenhamCon (front bench)aye
Alan DuncanRutland and MeltonCon (front bench)aye
Michael EllisNorthampton NorthCon (front bench)aye
Kevin FosterTorbayCon (front bench)aye
George FreemanMid NorfolkConaye
Mike FreerFinchley and Golders GreenCon (front bench)aye
David GaukeSouth West HertfordshireCon (front bench)aye
Nick GibbBognor Regis and LittlehamptonCon (front bench)aye
Robert GoodwillScarborough and WhitbyCon (front bench)aye
Luke GrahamOchil and South PerthshireCon (front bench)aye
Chris GraylingEpsom and EwellCon (front bench)aye
Damian GreenAshfordCon (front bench)aye
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldCon (front bench)aye
Kirstene HairAngusCon (front bench)aye
Stephen HammondWimbledonCon (front bench)aye
Matthew HancockWest SuffolkCon (front bench)aye
Mark HarperForest of DeanConaye
Oliver HealdNorth East HertfordshireConaye
Peter Heaton-JonesNorth DevonConaye
Nick HerbertArundel and South DownsConaye
Kevin HollinrakeThirsk and MaltonCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Nigel HuddlestonMid WorcestershireConaye
Margot JamesStourbridgeCon (front bench)aye
Robert JenrickNewarkCon (front bench)aye
David JonesClwyd WestCon (front bench)aye
Kwasi KwartengSpelthorneConaye
John LamontBerwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkCon (front bench)aye
Andrea LeadsomSouth NorthamptonshireCon (front bench)aye
Jeremy LefroyStaffordCon (front bench)aye
David LidingtonAylesburyCon (front bench)aye
Paul MastertonEast RenfrewshireCon (front bench)aye
Patrick McLoughlinDerbyshire DalesConaye
Mark MenziesFyldeCon (front bench)aye
Stephen MetcalfeSouth Basildon and East ThurrockCon (front bench)aye
Nigel MillsAmber ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Andrew MitchellSutton ColdfieldConaye
Nicky MorganLoughboroughCon (front bench)aye
David MundellDumfriesshire, Clydesdale and TweeddaleCon (front bench)aye
Bob NeillBromley and ChislehurstCon (front bench)aye
Mark PawseyRugbyCon (front bench)aye
Mike PenningHemel HempsteadConaye
Victoria PrentisBanburyCon (front bench)aye
Mark PriskHertford and StortfordCon (front bench)aye
Douglas RossMorayCon (front bench)aye
Antoinette SandbachEddisburyCon (front bench)aye
Paul ScullySutton and CheamCon (front bench)aye
Bob SeelyIsle of WightConaye
Chris SkidmoreKingswoodCon (front bench)aye
Chloe SmithNorwich NorthCon (front bench)aye
Henry SmithCrawleyCon (front bench)aye
Anna SoubryBroxtoweConaye
Caroline SpelmanMeridenCon (front bench)aye
Justin TomlinsonNorth SwindonConaye
David TredinnickBosworthConaye
Thomas TugendhatTonbridge and MallingCon (front bench)aye
Robin WalkerWorcesterCon (front bench)aye
Sarah WollastonTotnesCon (front bench)aye
Ian Paisley JnrNorth AntrimDUP (front bench)aye
Margaret BeckettDerby SouthLab (minister)no
Rosie CooperWest LancashireLab (minister)no
Tanmanjeet Singh DhesiSloughLabno
Helen GoodmanBishop AucklandLab (minister)no
George HowarthKnowsleyLab (minister)no
Steve McCabeBirmingham, Selly OakLab (minister)no
Geoffrey RobinsonCoventry North WestLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno
John SpellarWarleyLab (minister)no
Graham StringerBlackley and BroughtonLab (minister)no

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