The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 3) and (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 — 6 Jan 2021 at 18:51

The majority of MPs voted to place all of England into a strict "stay at home" lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with exceptions including for work and exercise, but no exception for outdoor recreation.

In this vote the majority of MPs voted to remove outdoor recreation as an exception from the restrictions on leaving home where Tier 4 "stay at home" restrictions applied and also in those areas to: restrict the takeaway and click and collect of alcohol from hospitality businesses; to close zoos, aquariums, safari parks and outdoor animal attractions, outdoor sports facilities and retail travel agents; and to restrict childcare and gatherings of parent and child groups.[1]

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

There was an exception to the restrictions on gathering for picketing, but not protest.[2]

  • On 5 January 2021 all of England was placed under Tier 4—the third national lockdown. While some restrictions were slightly tightened, in respect of protest under Tier 4 the position remained the same—no exception to the prohibition on leaving the home other than the general ‘reasonable excuse’ and no exemption from the prohibition on gathering for protest (apart from picketing).


Debate in Parliament |

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
Con322 (+2 tell) 12 (+2 tell)092.6%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent2 0050.0%
Lab193 0096.5%
LDem7 0063.6%
Total:525 16092.5%

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

Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)tellno
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)no
Richard DraxSouth DorsetCon (front bench)no
Chris GreenBolton WestContellno
Karl McCartneyLincolnCon (front bench)no
Stephen McPartlandStevenageCon (front bench)no
Esther McVeyTattonCon (front bench)no
Anne Marie MorrisNewton AbbotCon (front bench)no
Andrew RosindellRomfordCon (front bench)no
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)no
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
Charles WalkerBroxbourneCon (front bench)no
David WarburtonSomerton and FromeConno

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