EU Withdrawal and Future Relationship — Motion (D) Common Market 2.0 — Retain Relatively Free Movement of People and Goods via European Free Trade Association Membership — External Tarriff Alignment with the EU — 1 Apr 2019 at 22:53

The majority of MPs voted against continued relatively free movement of goods, services, persons and capital between the United Kingdom, EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, achieved via membership of European Free Trade Association (EFTA); and against external tariff alignment between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

EFTA is the intergovernmental organisation of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, it promotes of free trade and economic integration between its members[1]. The EFTA's Agreement on the European Economic Area brings its members and the European Union into a single market.[2]

Free trade internally and external tariff alignment are the key defining characteristics of a Customs Union.

The motion rejected by a majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House
  • (1) directs Her Majesty’s Government to (i) renegotiate the framework for the future relationship laid before the House on Monday 11 March 2019 with the title ‘Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom’ to provide that, on the conclusion of the Implementation Period and no later than 31 December 2020, the United Kingdom shall (a) accede to the European Free Trade Association (Efta) having negotiated a derogation from Article 56(3) of the Efta Agreement to allow UK participation in a comprehensive customs arrangement with the European Union, (b) enter the Efta Pillar of the European Economic Area (EEA) and thereby render operational the United Kingdom’s continuing status as a party to the EEA Agreement and continuing participation in the Single Market, (c) agree relevant protocols relating to frictionless agri-food trade across the UK/EU border, (d) enter a comprehensive customs arrangement including a common external tariff, alignment with the Union Customs Code and an agreement on commercial policy, and which includes a UK say on future EU trade deals, at least until alternative arrangements that maintain frictionless trade with the European Union and no hard border on the island of Ireland have been agreed with the European Union, (ii) negotiate with the EU a legally binding Joint Instrument that confirms that, in accordance with Article 2 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland of the Withdrawal Agreement, the implementation of all the provisions of paragraph 1(i) of this motion would cause the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland to be superseded in full;
  • (2) resolves to make support for the forthcoming European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill conditional upon the inclusion of provisions for a Political Declaration revised in accordance with the provisions of this motion to be the legally binding negotiating mandate for Her Majesty’s Government in the forthcoming negotiation of the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
  • [1] The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) website
  • [2] https://www.efta.int/eea/eea-agreement, The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) website

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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
Con228 32083.1%
DUP10 00100.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent14 5095.0%
Lab25 185085.4%
LDem4 2054.5%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 32091.4%
Total:282 260084.7%

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
Bim AfolamiHitchin and HarpendenCon (front bench)aye
Guto BebbAberconwyCon (front bench)aye
Richard BenyonNewburyCon (front bench)aye
Nicholas BolesGrantham and Stamfordwhilst Conaye
Steve BrineWinchesterConaye
James CartlidgeSouth SuffolkConaye
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeCon (front bench)aye
Damian CollinsFolkestone and HytheCon (front bench)aye
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonCon (front bench)aye
George EusticeCamborne and RedruthConaye
Bill GrantAyr, Carrick and CumnockCon (front bench)aye
Robert HalfonHarlowCon (front bench)aye
Stephen HammondWimbledonCon (front bench)aye
Richard HarringtonWatfordConaye
Simon HartCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireCon (front bench)aye
Nick HerbertArundel and South DownsConaye
Kevin HollinrakeThirsk and MaltonCon (front bench)aye
Stephen KerrStirlingCon (front bench)aye
Jeremy LefroyStaffordCon (front bench)aye
Oliver LetwinWest DorsetConaye
Paul MastertonEast RenfrewshireCon (front bench)aye
Nicky MorganLoughboroughCon (front bench)aye
Sarah NewtonTruro and FalmouthConaye
Mark PawseyRugbyCon (front bench)aye
John PenroseWeston-Super-MareCon (front bench)aye
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleConaye
Rebecca PowTaunton DeaneCon (front bench)aye
Antoinette SandbachEddisburyCon (front bench)aye
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexConaye
Caroline SpelmanMeridenCon (front bench)aye
John StevensonCarlisleCon (front bench)aye
David TredinnickBosworthConaye
Ed VaizeyWantageCon (front bench)aye
Tonia AntoniazziGowerLab (minister)no
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLab (minister)no
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabno
Sarah ChampionRotherhamLab (minister)no
Rosie CooperWest LancashireLab (minister)no
Caroline FlintDon ValleyLab (minister)no
Yvonne FovargueMakerfieldLab (minister)no
Stephen HepburnJarrowLab (minister)no
Mike HillHartlepoolLab (minister)no
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no
Emma Lewell-BuckSouth ShieldsLab (minister)no
John MannBassetlawLab (minister)no
Siobhain McDonaghMitcham and MordenLab (minister)no
Anna McMorrinCardiff NorthLab (minister)no
Grahame MorrisEasingtonLab (minister)no
Ruth SmeethStoke-on-Trent NorthLab (minister)no
Laura SmithCrewe and NantwichLab (minister)no
Owen SmithPontypriddLab (minister)no
Gareth SnellStoke-on-Trent CentralLab (minister)no
John SpellarWarleyLab (minister)no
Jo StevensCardiff CentralLab (minister)no
Graham StringerBlackley and BroughtonLab (minister)no
Derek TwiggHaltonLabno
Paul WilliamsStockton SouthLab (minister)no
Daniel ZeichnerCambridgeLab (minister)no
Tim FarronWestmorland and LonsdaleLDem (front bench)aye
Norman LambNorth NorfolkLDem (front bench)aye

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