European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill — Clause 1 — Directions for the Prime Minister — 3 Apr 2019 at 22:11

The majority of MPs voted to allow the Prime Minister to seek to delay the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union to any date, rather than just the date set by MPs.

MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill[1].

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

  • Amendment No. 22, page 2, line 3, at end insert—
  • “() Nothing in this section prevents a Minister of the Crown from seeking, or agreeing to, an extension of the period specified in Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union otherwise than in accordance with this section.”

The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:

  • This amendment ensures that the Bill does not limit the powers that a Minister of the Crown would otherwise have to seek, or agree to, an extension of the Article 50(3) period.

The Bill[1] required a motion to be put to the House of Commons of the form:

  • “That this House agrees for the purposes of section 2 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019 to the Prime Minister seeking an extension of the period specified in Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union to a period ending on […]”

and provided that:

  • the Prime Minister must seek an extension of the period specified in Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union to a period ending on the date included in that motion.

The rejected amendment sought to weaken requirement placed on the Prime Minister by the Bill.

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
Con87 208 (+2 tell)496.2%
DUP9 10100.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent19 30100.0%
Lab230 (+2 tell) 3095.9%
LDem11 00100.0%
PC4 00100.0%
SNP35 00100.0%
Total:396 215496.6%

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
Adam AfriyieWindsorConno
Sir David AmessSouthend WestCon (front bench)no
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkCon (front bench)no
Steven BakerWycombeCon (front bench)no
Guto BebbAberconwywhilst Con (front bench)no
Crispin BluntReigateConno
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)no
Ben BradleyMansfieldCon (front bench)no
Suella BravermanFarehamConno
Andrew BridgenNorth West LeicestershireCon (front bench)no
Conor BurnsBournemouth WestConno
Bill CashStoneCon (front bench)no
Maria CaulfieldLewesCon (front bench)no
Rehman ChishtiGillingham and RainhamCon (front bench)no
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffewhilst Con (front bench)no
Simon ClarkeMiddlesbrough South and East ClevelandCon (front bench)no
Robert CourtsWitneyCon (front bench)no
Tracey CrouchChatham and AylesfordConno
Chris DaviesBrecon and RadnorshireCon (front bench)no
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)no
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConno
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonCon (front bench)no
Steve DoubleSt Austell and NewquayCon (front bench)no
James DuddridgeRochford and Southend EastCon (front bench)no
Iain Duncan SmithChingford and Woodford GreenConno
Charlie ElphickeDoverwhilst Con (front bench)no
Marcus FyshYeovilCon (front bench)no
Zac GoldsmithRichmond ParkCon (front bench)no
Chris GreenBolton WestCon (front bench)no
Justine GreeningPutneywhilst Conno
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldwhilst Con (front bench)no
Sam GyimahEast Surreywhilst Con (front bench)no
Mark HarperForest of DeanConno
Richard HarringtonWatfordwhilst Conno
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Adam HollowayGraveshamConno
Eddie HughesWalsall NorthCon (front bench)no
Ranil JayawardenaNorth East HampshireCon (front bench)no
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexCon (front bench)no
Andrea JenkynsMorley and OutwoodCon (front bench)no
Boris JohnsonUxbridge and South RuislipConno
Gareth JohnsonDartfordConno
David JonesClwyd WestCon (front bench)no
Phillip LeeBracknellwhilst Conno
Oliver LetwinWest Dorsetwhilst Conno
Andrew LewerNorthampton SouthCon (front bench)no
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)no
Julia LopezHornchurch and UpminsterCon (front bench)no
Jonathan LordWokingConno
Craig MackinlaySouth ThanetCon (front bench)no
Scott MannNorth CornwallCon (front bench)no
Stephen McPartlandStevenageCon (front bench)no
Esther McVeyTattonConno
Stephen MetcalfeSouth Basildon and East ThurrockCon (front bench)no
Nigel MillsAmber ValleyCon (front bench)no
Anne Marie MorrisNewton AbbotCon (front bench)no
Sheryll MurraySouth East CornwallCon (front bench)no
Priti PatelWithamCon (front bench)no
Owen PatersonNorth ShropshireConno
Mike PenningHemel HempsteadConno
Mark PritchardThe WrekinCon (front bench)no
Tom PursgloveCorbyConno
Will QuinceColchesterConno
Dominic RaabEsher and WaltonConno
John RedwoodWokinghamConno
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetCon (front bench)no
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)no
Andrew RosindellRomfordCon (front bench)no
Lee RowleyNorth East DerbyshireCon (front bench)no
Antoinette SandbachEddisburywhilst Con (front bench)no
Henry SmithCrawleyCon (front bench)no
Royston SmithSouthampton, ItchenCon (front bench)no
Caroline SpelmanMeridenCon (front bench)no
Julian SturdyYork OuterCon (front bench)no
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)no
Ross ThomsonAberdeen SouthCon (front bench)no
Michael TomlinsonMid Dorset and North PooleCon (front bench)no
Craig TraceyNorth WarwickshireConno
Anne-Marie TrevelyanBerwick-upon-TweedCon (front bench)no
Thomas TugendhatTonbridge and MallingCon (front bench)no
Ed VaizeyWantagewhilst Con (front bench)no
Shailesh VaraNorth West CambridgeshireConno
Martin VickersCleethorpesCon (front bench)no
Theresa VilliersChipping BarnetCon (front bench)no
Giles WatlingClactonCon (front bench)no
John WhittingdaleMaldonCon (front bench)no
William WraggHazel GroveCon (front bench)no
John BaronBasildon and BillericayConboth
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)both
Richard DraxSouth DorsetCon (front bench)both
Mark FrancoisRayleigh and WickfordCon (front bench)both
Emma Little PengellyBelfast SouthDUP (front bench)aye
Caroline FlintDon ValleyLab (minister)aye
John MannBassetlawLab (minister)aye
Gareth SnellStoke-on-Trent CentralLab (minister)aye

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