Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — 24 Oct 2019 at 16:50

The majority of MPs voted to support the Conservative government's programme of legislation as set out in the Queen's Speech, prioritising leaving the European Union by the 31st of October 2019.

The debate on the content of the government's legislative programme outlined in the Queens' speech is technically, and traditionally, on the subject of a message of thanks which the house is to send the monarch for making the speech.

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

  • That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
  • Most Gracious Sovereign,
  • We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

Those voting to send the letter of thanks to the monarch can presumably be inferred to be supportive of the measures laid out in the Queen's Speech which included:

  • Leaving the European Union by the 31st of October 2019.
  • Ending free movement [to/from the European Union].
  • A "fair, modern and global immigration system".
  • A right to remain for certain European citizens resident in the United Kingdom.
  • To support and strengthen the National Health Service
  • To establish an independent body to investigate serious healthcare incidents.
  • To reform adult social care in England
  • To improve mental health care
  • New sentencing laws so serious offenders spend longer in custody
  • To improve safety and security in prisons and to strengthen the rehabilitation of offenders
  • To develop proposals to improve internet safety
  • To accelerate the delivery of fast, reliable and secure broadband networks to millions of homes.
  • Increased investment in science
  • To improve air and water quality, tackle plastic pollution and restore habitats
  • To ban imports from trophy hunting.
  • To support the return of devolved government in Northern Ireland
  • To protect the integrity of democracy and the electoral system in the United Kingdom
  • To honour The Armed Forces Covenant and the NATO commitment to spend at least 2% of national income on defence.
  • To ensure that all girls [globally] have access to 12 years of quality education.
  • To prioritise tackling climate change

[This vote is considered, by mySociety, to be in essence a vote of confidence in the Government, so does not impact statements on MPs' policy positions on TheyWorkForYou.com]

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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
Con283 (+2 tell) 0099.0%
DUP9 0090.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent18 8061.9%
Lab0 232 (+2 tell)094.7%
LDem0 14093.3%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 350100.0%
Total:310 294094.7%

Rebel Voters - sorted by vote

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
no rebellions

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