Standards: Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules — 12 Dec 2022 at 22:09

“Selflessness
Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.
Integrity
Holders of public office must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.
Objectivity
Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.
Accountability
Holders of public office are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to ensure this.
Openness
Holders of public office should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for so doing.
Honesty
Holders of public office should be truthful.
Leadership
Holders of public office should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour and treat others with respect. They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs.”
“on a scale or from a source which might reasonably be thought likely to influence Ministerial action”.
“Members are not required to register either Ministerial office or benefits received in their capacity as a Minister”
“We strongly support the idea that although the seven principles remain central and important for standards issues right across the public realm, they need to be interpreted for particular institutions and organisations.”
“the civil service code…takes the same sort of direction…but identifies specific priorities and principles that are relevant to the civil service”,
“should actively promote and robustly support the principles, abide by the Parliamentary Behaviour Code”,
“should refrain from any action which would bring Parliament or its Members into disrepute”?
“should refrain from any action which would bring Parliament or its Members into disrepute.”
“We strongly support the idea that although the seven principles remain central and important for standards issues right across the public realm, they need to be interpreted for particular institutions and organisations.”
“Ministers are and should be subject to the House’s rules for the registration of financial interests in exactly the same way and to the same extent as all other Members of the House.”
“on a scale or from a source which might reasonably be thought likely to influence Ministerial action.”
“The conduct of local councils and their councillors has a direct impact on the reputation of an area and of their fellow members. Their ability to lead a community and impact the lives of all those they serve is significant, and it is only right that they are held to a high standard.”-[Official Report, 25 January 2018; Vol. 635, c. 521.]
“The Ethics and Integrity Commission dealing with Ministers should be…separate from the system which investigates ethical breaches by MPs and members of the second chamber, comprised of the Committee on Standards, the Parliamentary Commissioner on Standards, and the Independent Grievance and Complaints System.”
“(b) the Third Report from the Committee on Standards”.-(Chris Bryant.)

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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
Con235 (+2 tell) 6068.1%
DUP4 0050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 2027.3%
Lab0 84 (+2 tell)043.9%
LDem0 10071.4%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1050.0%
SNP0 28062.2%
Total:240 135059.5%

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

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)aye
Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)aye
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexCon (front bench)aye
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamCon (front bench)aye
Nigel MillsAmber ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Daniel PoulterCentral Suffolk and North IpswichCon (front bench)aye

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