European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — New Clause 29 — Close Alignment with EU Single Market — Participation in EU Projects — Rights and Protections — 8 Jan 2020 at 19:00

The majority of MPs voted against seeking close alignment with the European Union single market underpinned by shared institutions and obligations; against participation in European Union agencies and funding programmes; and against United Kingdom rights and protections for workers, consumers and the environment keeping pace with European Union standards as a minimum.

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

The proposed new clause in this vote was titled: Implementation period negotiating objectives: level playing-field and stated:

  • (1) It shall be an objective of the Government to secure an agreement within the framework of the future relationship of the UK and EU to secure agreements that achieve the following outcomes—
  • (a) close alignment with the European Union single market, underpinned by shared institutions and obligations, with clear arrangements for dispute resolution;
  • (b) dynamic alignment on rights and protections for workers, consumers and the environment so that UK standards at least keep pace with evolving standards across the EU as a minimum, and;
  • (c) participation in EU agencies and funding programmes, including for the environment, education, science, and industrial regulation.
  • (2) A Minister of the Crown shall lay before each House of Parliament a progress report on each of the outcomes listed in subsection (1) (a) to (c) within 4 months of this Act being passed, and subsequently at intervals of no more than 2 months.

The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:

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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con336 (+2 tell) 0092.6%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 187092.6%
LDem0 9 (+2 tell)0100.0%
PC0 40100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 46097.9%
Total:344 250093.3%

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
no rebellions

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