European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill — Clause 1 — Arrangements for Moving a Motion on Seeking to Delay the UK Leaving the EU — 8 Apr 2019 at 22:00

The majority of MPs voted for a little extra flexibility surrounding the moving of a motion in the House of Commons on a seeking delay to the UK leaving the EU.

The majority of MPs voted to allow any minister, rather than just the Prime Minister, to move a motion on if to seek to delay the United Kingdom leaving the European Union; and to allow the motion to be put either on the day after the Act receives Royal Assent or on the day after that.

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

The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House agrees with Lords amendments 2 and 3.

Lords amendment 2 stated[2]:

  • Page 1, line 2, after “Assent” insert “or on the day after that day”

This amendment impacted clause 1(1) of the Bill and introduced an extra day of flexibility over when the motion in clause 1(2) is be put before MPs in the House of Commons. That motion stated:

  • “That this House agrees for the purposes of [http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2019/16/section/1/enacted section 1 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 […]”

Lords amendment 3 stated[2]:

  • Page 1, line 2, leave out “the Prime Minister” and insert “a Minister of the Crown”

This amendment also impacted clause 1(1) of the Bill and permitted any Minister to move the motion set out in clause 1(2).

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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con118 (+2 tell) 71 (+2 tell)061.7%
DUP0 100100.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent18 0081.8%
Lab210 1085.8%
LDem11 00100.0%
PC4 00100.0%
SNP34 0097.1%
Total:396 82075.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

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
Ross ThomsonAberdeen SouthCon (front bench)no
Nigel MillsAmber ValleyCon (front bench)no
Bob StewartBeckenhamCon (front bench)no
Anne-Marie TrevelyanBerwick-upon-TweedCon (front bench)no
Chris GreenBolton WestCon (front bench)no
Conor BurnsBournemouth WestConno
Andrew GriffithsBurtonConno
Dame Cheryl GillanChesham and AmershamCon (front bench)no
Iain Duncan SmithChingford and Woodford GreenConno
Theresa VilliersChipping BarnetCon (front bench)no
Martin VickersCleethorpesCon (front bench)no
David JonesClwyd WestCon (front bench)no
Tom PursgloveCorbyConno
Henry SmithCrawleyCon (front bench)no
Charlie ElphickeDoverwhilst Con (front bench)no
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamCon (front bench)no
Suella BravermanFarehamConno
Mark HarperForest of DeanConno
Adam HollowayGraveshamConno
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConno
Bob BlackmanHarrow EastCon (front bench)no
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexCon (front bench)no
William WraggHazel GroveCon (front bench)no
Julia LopezHornchurch and UpminsterCon (front bench)no
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Maria CaulfieldLewesCon (front bench)no
Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)no
John WhittingdaleMaldonCon (front bench)no
Ben BradleyMansfieldCon (front bench)no
Pauline LathamMid DerbyshireCon (front bench)no
Michael TomlinsonMid Dorset and North PooleCon (front bench)no
Simon ClarkeMiddlesbrough South and East ClevelandCon (front bench)no
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)no
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)no
Anne Marie MorrisNewton AbbotCon (front bench)no
Scott MannNorth CornwallCon (front bench)no
Lee RowleyNorth East DerbyshireCon (front bench)no
Ranil JayawardenaNorth East HampshireCon (front bench)no
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetCon (front bench)no
Bill WigginNorth HerefordshireCon (front bench)no
Owen PatersonNorth ShropshireConno
Craig TraceyNorth WarwickshireConno
Shailesh VaraNorth West CambridgeshireConno
Andrew BridgenNorth West LeicestershireCon (front bench)no
James GrayNorth WiltshireCon (front bench)no
Andrew LewerNorthampton SouthCon (front bench)no
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
Mark FrancoisRayleigh and WickfordCon (front bench)no
Nigel EvansRibble ValleyCon (front bench)no
James DuddridgeRochford and Southend EastCon (front bench)no
Andrew RosindellRomfordCon (front bench)no
Gordon HendersonSittingbourne and SheppeyConno
Richard DraxSouth DorsetCon (front bench)tellno
Sheryll MurraySouth East CornwallCon (front bench)no
Craig MackinlaySouth ThanetCon (front bench)tellno
Royston SmithSouthampton, ItchenCon (front bench)no
Sir David AmessSouthend WestCon (front bench)no
Damien MooreSouthportCon (front bench)no
Steve DoubleSt Austell and NewquayCon (front bench)no
Derek ThomasSt IvesCon (front bench)no
Bill CashStoneCon (front bench)no
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)no
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownThe CotswoldsCon (front bench)no
Mark PritchardThe WrekinCon (front bench)no
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no
Eddie HughesWalsall NorthCon (front bench)no
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)no
Adam AfriyieWindsorConno
Priti PatelWithamCon (front bench)no
Robert CourtsWitneyCon (front bench)no
Jonathan LordWokingConno
John RedwoodWokinghamConno
Steven BakerWycombeCon (front bench)no
Marcus FyshYeovilCon (front bench)no

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