UK Withdrawal from the EU — Consider Cross Party Proposal To Seek Majority Support in the House of Commons — 14 Mar 2019 at 17:00

The majority of MPs voted for the Government to retain control of the House of Commons' consideration of the UK's withdrawal from the EU and against considering a proposal from a cross-party group of MPs on a way for the House of Commons to reach a position supported by the majority of MPs.

MPs were considering a motion stating:

  • That this House:
  • (1) notes the resolutions of the House of 12 and 13 March, and accordingly agrees that the Government will seek to agree with the European Union an extension of the period specified in Article 50(3);
  • (2) agrees that, if the House has passed a resolution approving the negotiated withdrawal agreement and the framework for the future relationship for the purposes of section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 by 20 March 2019, then the Government will seek to agree with the European Union a one-off extension of the period specified in Article 50(3) for a period ending on 30 June 2019 for the purpose of passing the necessary EU exit legislation; and
  • (3) notes that, if the House has not passed a resolution approving the negotiated withdrawal agreement and the framework for the future relationship for the purposes of section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 by 20 March 2019, then it is highly likely that the European Council at its meeting the following day would require a clear purpose for any extension, not least to determine its length, and that any extension beyond 30 June 2019 would require the United Kingdom to hold European Parliament elections in May 2019.

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • (i), leave out from “Article 50 (3)” to end and add
  • “to enable the House of Commons to find a way forward that can command majority support;
  • 2. orders accordingly that on Wednesday 20 March—
  • (a) Standing Order No. 14(1) (which provides that government business shall have precedence at every sitting save as provided in that order) shall not apply;
  • (b) precedence shall be given to the motion specified in paragraph 3;
  • (c) the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings on any business before the motion specified in paragraph 3 at 1.30 pm and call a Member to move that motion;
  • (d) debate on that motion may continue until 7.00 pm at which time the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on that motion including the questions on amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved;
  • (e) any proceedings interrupted or superseded by this order may be resumed or (as the case may be) entered upon and proceeded with after the moment of interruption; and
  • 3. the motion specified in this paragraph is a motion in the name of at least 25 Members, including at least five Members elected to the House as members of at least five different parties, relating to the Business of the House on a future day or days in connection with matters relating to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.”

The exit day had been set as 29 March 2019 at 11.00 p.m. by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018[1].

Debate in Parliament |

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con294 (+2 tell) 15099.0%
DUP10 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent4 14090.0%
Lab6 232 (+2 tell)097.6%
LDem0 110100.0%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 350100.0%
Total:314 312098.3%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Guto BebbAberconwyCon (front bench)aye
Richard BenyonNewburyCon (front bench)aye
Nicholas BolesGrantham and StamfordConaye
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeCon (front bench)aye
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonCon (front bench)aye
George FreemanMid NorfolkConaye
Justine GreeningPutneyConaye
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldCon (front bench)aye
Sam GyimahEast SurreyCon (front bench)aye
Phillip LeeBracknellConaye
Oliver LetwinWest DorsetConaye
Antoinette SandbachEddisburyCon (front bench)aye
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexConaye
John StevensonCarlisleCon (front bench)aye
Ed VaizeyWantageCon (front bench)aye
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLab (minister)no
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabno
Caroline FlintDon ValleyLab (minister)no
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no
John MannBassetlawLab (minister)no
Graham StringerBlackley and BroughtonLab (minister)no

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