Programme for Government — 18 May 2022 at 18:33

The majority of MPs voted to indicate support for the Conservative government's programme of legislation as set out in Queen's Speech. The speech led with growing the economy and included cutting taxes, funding the National Health Service to reduce the COVID backlogs, supporting the people of Ukraine, reducing public sector debt and controlling inflation and empowering local leaders.

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 was addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

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 the speech.

Those voting to send the letter of thanks to the monarch can perhaps be inferred to be supportive of the plans and aspirations laid out in the Queen's Speech which included:[1][2]

  • * to "grow and strengthen the economy"
  • * to "help ease the cost of living for families"
  • * to "level up opportunity in all parts of the country"
  • * to "support more people into work"
  • * to "fund the National Health Service to reduce the COVID backlogs"
  • * to "support the people of Ukraine"
  • * to reduce [public sector] debt
  • * to reduce taxes
  • * to return inflation to its target
  • * to drive local growth and empower local leaders
  • * to give residents more involvement in local development
  • * to improve transport
  • * to deliver the transition to cheaper, cleaner, and more secure energy
  • * to strengthen consumer rights
  • * to establish the UK Infrastructure Bank, with objectives to support economic growth and the delivery of net zero
  • * to simplify public sector procurement to provide new opportunities for small businesses
  • * to "enable the implementation of the United Kingdom’s first new Free Trade Agreements since leaving the European Union"
  • * to "prevent dangerous and illegal Channel crossings and tackle the criminal gangs who profit from facilitating them"
  • * to "improve the regulation of social housing to strengthen the rights of tenants and ensure better quality, safer homes"
  • * to "ban conversion therapy"
  • * to establish an independent regulator of English football"

[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 - See discussion ]


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 20100.0%
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con306 (+2 tell) 0085.6%
DUP3 0037.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 2040.0%
Lab0 167 (+2 tell)084.5%
LDem0 12092.3%
PC0 1033.3%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 40088.9%
Total:309 228084.5%

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

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