European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 — Consideration of Government Plans — Options to Prevent Withdrawal Without Agreement — Referendum — 29 Jan 2019 at 19:00
The majority of MPs voted against ensuring the provision of Parliamentary time to consider and vote on options to prevent the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement. Options listed for consideration included a customs union with the European Union and establishing a strong relationship with the union's single market. The majority of MPs also voted against holding referendum on proposed withdrawal arrangements following their approval by MPs.
MPs were considering a motion stating:
- That this House, in accordance with the provisions of section 13(6)(a) and 13(11)(b)(i) and 13(13)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, has considered the Written Statement titled “Statement under Section 13(4) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018” and made on 21 January 2019, and the Written Statement titled “Statement under Section 13(11)(a) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018”and made on 24 January 2019.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment (a), in line 1, leave out from “House” to end and add
- “requires ministers to secure sufficient time for the UK Parliament to consider and vote on options to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a ratified Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, and that those options should include:
- (i) Negotiating changes to the draft Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration so as to secure a permanent customs union with the EU, a strong relationship with the single market underpinned by shared institutions and obligations, and dynamic alignment on rights and standards, in order to command a majority in the House of Commons;
- (ii) Legislating to hold a public vote on a deal or a proposition that has commanded the support of the majority of the House of Commons.”.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||313 (+2 tell)||0||0||99.4%|
|Lab||2||241 (+2 tell)||0||95.7%|
|Jim Fitzpatrick||Poplar and Limehouse||Lab||no|
|Kevin Barron||Rother Valley||Lab (minister)||no|