Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill — 3 Nov 2021 at 18:25

“We see no economic case for the building of any new nuclear power stations.”
“10 years ago I parked the issue of nuclear power. Today, I believe without it, we are going to face an energy crisis and we can’t let that happen.”
“International climate objectives will not be met if nuclear power is excluded”.
“The idea of large power stations for baseload is outdated”.
“meets no technical or operational need that low-carbon competitors cannot meet better, cheaper and faster.”
“Nuclear stations are particularly unsuited to meeting peak demand: they are so expensive to build that it makes no sense to use them only for short periods of time. Even if it were easy to adjust their output flexibly-which it isn’t-there doesn’t appear to be any business case for nuclear, whether large, small, ‘advanced’ or otherwise.”
“Opposition to nuclear energy is based on irrational fear fed by Hollywood-style fiction, the Green lobbies and the media.”
“leapt dramatically forward into the space age”.
“the nation’s biggest and most powerful…yet interfering as little as possible with the beauty of the Anglesey scenery”.
“the youngest engineers to take charge of an atomic power station in the world”.
“I do not question the use of nuclear energy as a way of solving our energy problems in the short term”
“the problems of storage and transmission of power.”
“International climate objectives will not be met if nuclear power is excluded.”
“renewables alone would require unfeasibly massive amounts of storage”-
“to keep the lights on… we are in a climate emergency and need all the clean energy we can build right now”.
“Our environment, our economy and our communities need Ministers and MPs to back new nuclear.”
“As Greens we trust the science on climate change. As Greens we should also trust the science on nuclear”.

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
Alba0 1050.0%
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con263 (+2 tell) 0073.4%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 3050.0%
Lab53 3028.1%
LDem0 9075.0%
PC0 1033.3%
SDLP0 1050.0%
SNP0 23 (+2 tell)055.6%
Total:316 43057.4%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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

Clive LewisNorwich SouthLabno
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLab (minister)no
Bell Ribeiro-AddyStreathamLab (minister)no

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

PublicWhip v2 codebase is currently under development - you can join the Slack group to find out more or email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Help keep PublicWhip alive