Recall of MPs (Change of Party Affiliation) Bill — Expulsion from the House of Commons of MPs who Voluntarily Change Political Party — 2 Sep 2020 at 15:04

A majority of MPs voted for MPs who voluntarily change their political party affiliation to be subject to a recall petition, which if signed by 10% of eligible electors, would lead to their seats being declared vacant.

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

  • That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable the recall of Members of the House of Commons who voluntarily change their political party affiliation; and for connected purposes.

The full text of the Bill was not available at the time of the vote, and may not have existed.

While moving the motion MP Anthony Mangnall explained the intent of the Bill, saying: [2]:

"This Bill seeks to update the Recall of MPs Act 2015 with a fourth recall condition: any MP who voluntarily leaves the political party they represented upon their election to the House of Commons becomes subject to a recall petition. Such a petition would occur by Mr Speaker giving notice to a petitions officer, who would in turn give notice to the parliamentary electors in the relevant constituency, after which a petition would be open for eight weeks. If at the end of that period at least 10% of the eligible electors had signed that petition, the seat would be declared vacant and a by-election would be held."

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All Votes Cast - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party are marked in red. Also shows which MPs were ministers at the time of this vote. You can also see every eligible MP including those who did not vote in this division.

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Lee AndersonAshfieldConaye
Stuart AndersonWolverhampton South WestCon (front bench)aye
Gareth BaconOrpingtonCon (front bench)aye
Shaun BaileyWest Bromwich WestCon (front bench)aye
Ben BradleyMansfieldConaye
Paul BristowPeterboroughCon (front bench)aye
Anthony BrowneSouth CambridgeshireCon (front bench)tellaye
Fiona BruceCongletonCon (front bench)aye
Andy CarterWarrington SouthCon (front bench)aye
Brendan Clarke-SmithBassetlawCon (front bench)aye
Chris ClarksonHeywood and MiddletonCon (front bench)aye
Elliot ColburnCarshalton and WallingtonCon (front bench)aye
James DalyBury NorthCon (front bench)aye
Gareth DaviesGrantham and StamfordCon (front bench)aye
Mark EastwoodDewsburyCon (front bench)aye
Luke EvansBosworthCon (front bench)aye
Simon FellBarrow and FurnessCon (front bench)aye
Nicholas FletcherDon ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Peter GibsonDarlingtonCon (front bench)aye
Robert GoodwillScarborough and WhitbyCon (front bench)aye
Kate GriffithsBurtonConaye
Jonathan GullisStoke-on-Trent NorthCon (front bench)aye
Robert HalfonHarlowCon (front bench)aye
Sally-Ann HartHastings and RyeCon (front bench)aye
Antony HigginbothamBurnleyCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Paul HolmesEastleighCon (front bench)aye
Tom HuntIpswichCon (front bench)aye
Marco LonghiDudley NorthCon (front bench)aye
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamCon (front bench)aye
Anthony MangnallTotnesCon (front bench)aye
Paul MaynardBlackpool North and CleveleysConaye
Nigel MillsAmber ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Holly Mumby-CroftScunthorpeConaye
Lia NiciGreat GrimsbyCon (front bench)aye
Caroline NokesRomsey and Southampton NorthCon (front bench)aye
Neil ParishTiverton and HonitonCon (front bench)aye
Mike PenningHemel HempsteadConaye
Nicola RichardsWest Bromwich EastCon (front bench)aye
Rob RobertsDelynCon (front bench)aye
Dean RussellWatfordCon (front bench)aye
Greg SmithBuckinghamCon (front bench)aye
Royston SmithSouthampton, ItchenCon (front bench)aye
Alexander StaffordRother ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Bob StewartBeckenhamCon (front bench)aye
James SunderlandBracknellCon (front bench)aye
Christian WakefordBury SouthCon (front bench)aye
James WildNorth West NorfolkCon (front bench)aye
William WraggHazel GroveCon (front bench)tellaye
Peter AldousWaveneyConno
Steven BakerWycombeCon (front bench)tellno
Simon BaynesClwyd SouthCon (front bench)no
Aaron BellNewcastle-under-LymeCon (front bench)no
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConno
Dehenna DavisonBishop AucklandCon (front bench)no
Sarah DinesDerbyshire DalesCon (front bench)no
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonConno
Richard DraxSouth DorsetCon (front bench)no
Ben EverittMilton Keynes NorthCon (front bench)no
Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)no
Laura FarrisNewburyCon (front bench)no
Katherine FletcherSouth RibbleCon (front bench)no
Andrew GriffithArundel and South DownsCon (front bench)no
Neil HudsonPenrith and The BorderCon (front bench)no
Mark JenkinsonWorkingtonCon (front bench)no
Imran Ahmad KhanWakefieldConno
Robert LarganHigh PeakCon (front bench)no
Chris LoderWest DorsetCon (front bench)no
Mark LoganBolton North EastCon (front bench)no
Craig MackinlaySouth ThanetCon (front bench)no
Karl McCartneyLincolnCon (front bench)no
Robin MillarAberconwyCon (front bench)no
Andrew MitchellSutton ColdfieldConno
Gagan MohindraSouth West HertfordshireCon (front bench)no
Robbie MooreKeighleyCon (front bench)no
Bob NeillBromley and ChislehurstCon (front bench)no
Matthew OffordHendonCon (front bench)no
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleConno
Daniel PoulterCentral Suffolk and North IpswichCon (front bench)no
Tom RandallGedlingCon (front bench)no
Selaine SaxbyNorth DevonCon (front bench)no
David SimmondsRuislip, Northwood and PinnerCon (front bench)no
Ben SpencerRunnymede and WeybridgeCon (front bench)no
Jane StevensonWolverhampton North EastCon (front bench)no
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)no
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
Charles WalkerBroxbourneCon (front bench)no
Craig WhittakerCalder ValleyConno
Bill WigginNorth HerefordshireCon (front bench)no
Jeffrey M. DonaldsonLagan ValleyDUP (front bench)no
Gavin RobinsonBelfast EastDUP (front bench)no
Jim ShannonStrangfordDUP (front bench)no
Sammy WilsonEast AntrimDUP (front bench)no
Julian LewisNew Forest Eastwhilst Independent (front bench)tellno
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLab (minister)aye
Richard BurgonLeeds EastLab (minister)aye
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Kate OsborneJarrowLab (minister)aye
Bell Ribeiro-AddyStreathamLab (minister)aye
Zarah SultanaCoventry SouthLab (minister)aye
Claudia WebbeLeicester EastLab (minister)aye
John SpellarWarleyLab (minister)no
Alistair CarmichaelOrkney and ShetlandLDem (front bench)no
Wendy ChamberlainNorth East FifeLDem (front bench)no
Daisy CooperSt AlbansLDem (front bench)no
Christine JardineEdinburgh WestLDem (front bench)no

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