European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Second Reading — 22 Oct 2019 at 18:48

The majority of MPs voted in favour of proposed arrangements for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, including a default position of retaining European Union law during, and beyond, an implementation period ending on 31 December 2020.

MPs were considering the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill[1].

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

  • That the Bill be now read a Second time.

The Bill[1][2]:

  • * clarifies the application and retention of existing EU law as provided for by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 both during the implementation period and beyond.
  • * implements agreements with Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland on retaining citizen's rights.
  • * empowers a Minister of the Crown to specify the deadline for applications for immigration status under the "EU Settlement Scheme" (See: Article 18 of the withdrawal agreement "Issuance of residence documents". ).
  • * empowers ministers to take decisions on, and legislate on: entry; residence; deportation; recognition of qualifications; non-discrimination, equal treatment and rights of workers; and other matters.
  • * to empower ministers to protect the social security position of persons who move and work around the EU
  • * establishes an Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (Agreements with the EU and other countries on preserving citizens' rights).
  • to empower ministers to to make legislative changes that they consider are appropriate for implementing the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland (a protocol appended to the withdrawal agreement.
  • * preserves the arrangements of North-South co-operation as provided for by the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement 1998.
  • * provides for additional parliamentary scrutiny for new EU legislation that is made or may be made during the implementation period.
  • * requires the approval of MPs for any extension of the implementation period, for the objectives for the future relationship as well as any treaty setting out the future relationship.
  • removes the requirement for MPs to approve the negotiated Withdrawal Agreement and the framework for the future relationship set out in Section 13 of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018
  • * requires statements of non-regression in relation to workers’ retained EU rights and parliamentary oversight in relation to new EU workers’ rights.
  • * requires a minister, personally, to co-chair the joint UK-EU committee responsible for the responsible for the implementation and application of the withdrawal agreement.
  • * explicitly recognises that the Parliament of the United Kingdom is sovereign not withstanding the retention of EU law.
  • [1] Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill
  • [2] Explanatory notes to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) 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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con285 (+2 tell) 0099.7%
DUP0 100100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent25 15095.2%
Lab19 219 (+2 tell)097.2%
LDem0 150100.0%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 350100.0%
Total:329 299098.4%

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

Lord John [Missing last name for 41744]BassetlawLab (minister)aye
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLab (minister)aye
Sarah ChampionRotherhamLab (minister)aye
Rosie CooperWest LancashireLab (minister)aye
Jon CruddasDagenham and RainhamLabaye
Gloria De PieroAshfieldLab (minister)aye
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and LimehouseLabaye
Caroline FlintDon ValleyLab (minister)aye
Mike HillHartlepoolLab (minister)aye
Dan JarvisBarnsley CentralLab (minister)aye
Emma Lewell-BuckSouth ShieldsLabaye
Grahame MorrisEasingtonLab (minister)aye
Lisa NandyWiganLabaye
Melanie OnnGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)aye
Stephanie PeacockBarnsley EastLab (minister)aye
Jo PlattLeighLab (minister)aye
Ruth SmeethStoke-on-Trent NorthLab (minister)aye
Laura SmithCrewe and NantwichLab (minister)aye
Gareth SnellStoke-on-Trent CentralLab (minister)aye

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