MPs reject second referendum and back Government motion seeking an Article 50 extension – how all MPs voted

At the end of another day’s debate on Brexit (watch our video highlights here) MPs voted on a series of amendments relating to seeking a possible extension to the Article 50 negotiating period. SECOND REFERENDUM AMENDMENT First up was TIG MP Sarah Wollaston‘s Amendment seeking an Article 50 extension “for the purposes of legislating for and […]

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At the end of another day’s debate on Brexit (watch our video highlights here) MPs voted on a series of amendments relating to seeking a possible extension to the Article 50 negotiating period.

SECOND REFERENDUM AMENDMENT

First up was TIG MP Sarah Wollaston‘s Amendment seeking an Article 50 extension “for the purposes of legislating for and conducting a public vote” on whether to Leave or Remain in the EU – the fabled second referendum.

The amendment was defeated by 334 votes to 85 – a majority of 249.

Of the 334 MPs who opposed the amendment (336 if you include the two tellers), there were 303 Conservatives, 18 Labour MPs, all 10 DUP MPs and 5 Independents, with Labour MPs whipped to abstain on the vote.

Meanwhile, of the 85 MPs who voted for the amendment (87 including two tellers), there were 25 Labour MPs, all 35 SNP MPs, all 11 TIG MPs, 11 Lib Dem MPs, along with the 4 MPs from Plaid Cymru and the sole Green Party MP.

The 18  Labour MPs opposing the extension for a second referendum were: Kevin Barron, Ronnie Campbell, Rosie Cooper, Caroline Flint, Yvonne Fovargue, Kate Hoey, Helen Jones, Kevan Jones, Emma Lewell-Buck, Justin Madders, John Mann, Stephanie Peacock, Lloyd Russell-Moyle (voted in both lobbies), Ruth Smeeth, Gareth Snell, John Spellar, Graham Stringer and Derek Twigg

The 25 Labour MPs supporting the extension for a second referendum were: Tonia Antoniazzi, Ann Clwyd, Neil Coyle, Stella Creasy, Janet Daby, Geraint Davies, Rosie Duffield, Paul Farrelly, John Grogan, Meg Hillier, Ged Killen, David Lammy, Siobhain McDonagh, Anna McMorrin, Ian Murray, Albert Owen, Lloyd Russell-Moyle (voted in both lobbies), Tulip Siddiq, Owen Smith, Alex Sobel, Jo Stevens, Gareth Thomas, Catherine West, Martin Whitfield and Daniel Zeichner

All remaining Labour MPs abstained.

There were 10 Conservative MPs who did not vote in the division (including the small clutch of Tories who purportedly back a second referendum): Guto Bebb, Kenneth Clarke, Richard Drax, Justine Greening, Dominic Grieve, Sam Gyimah, Jo Johnson, Phillip Lee, Antoinette Sandbach and Edward Vaizey

LUCY POWELL’S AMENDMENT

Before MPs voted on Hilary Benn’s amendment, MPs voted on Lucy Powell’s amendment to it to make it cover a period ending on 30th June 2019.

It was defeated by 314 votes to 311 – a majority of 3.

Of the 314 MPs who voted against the amendment (316 if you include the two tellers), there were 296 Conservatives, 6 Labour MPs, all 10 DUP MPs and 4 Independents.

Meanwhile, of the 311 MPs who voted for the amendment 313 including two tellers), there were 16 Conservatives, 232 Labour MPs, 34 SNP MPs, all 11 TIG MPs, 11 Lib Dem MPs, along with the 4 MPs from Plaid Cymru, the sole Green Party MP and 4 Independents.

The 6 Labour MPs opposing the amendment were: Kevin Barron, Ronnie Campbell, Stephen Hepburn, Kate Hoey, John Mann and Graham Stringer

The 16 Conservative MPs supporting the amendment were: Guto Bebb, Richard Benyon, Nick Boles, Kenneth Clarke, Jonathan Djanogly, George Freeman, Justine Greening, Dominic Grieve, Sam Gyimah, Robert Halfon, Phillip Lee, Oliver Letwin, Antoinette Sandbach, Nicholas Soames, John Stevenson and Edward Vaizey

HILARY BENN’S AMENDMENT

Then it was on to Hilary Benn’s amendment itself, which was also co-signed by the likes of Oliver Letwin and Yvette Cooper, which sought to hand over next Wednesday’s Commons business to a debate on a motion on Brexit proposed by at least 25 MPs from at least five parties.

It was defeated by 314 votes to 312 – a majority of 2.

Of the 314 MPs who voted against the amendment (316 if you include the two tellers), there were 296 Conservatives, 6 Labour MPs, all 10 DUP MPs and 4 Independents.

Meanwhile, of the 312 MPs who voted for the amendment (314 including two tellers), there were 15 Conservatives, 233 Labour MPs, 35 SNP MPs, all 11 TIG MPs, 11 Lib Dem MPs, along with the 4 MPs from Plaid Cymru, the sole Green Party MP and 4 Independents.

The 6 Labour MPs opposing the amendment were: Kevin Barron, Ronnie Campbell, Caroline Flint, Kate Hoey, John Mann and Graham Stringer

The 15 Conservative MPs supporting the amendment were: Guto Bebb, Richard Benyon, Nick Boles, Kenneth Clarke, Jonathan Djanogly, George Freeman, Justine Greening, Dominic Grieve, Sam Gyimah, Phillip Lee, Oliver Letwin, Antoinette Sandbach, Nicholas Soames, John Stevenson and Edward Vaizey

JEREMY CORBYN’S AMENDMENT

Next up was  Labour’s Amendment to instruct the Prime Minister “to seek an Article 50 extension to avoid a no-deal Brexit on 29th March and to provide parliamentary time to find a majority for a different approach

It was defeated by 318 votes to 302 – a majority of 16.

Of the 318 MPs who voted against the amendment (320 if you include the two tellers), there were 306 Conservatives, 1 Labour MP (Kevin Barron), all 10 DUP MPs and 3 Independents.

Meanwhile, of the 302 MPs who voted for the amendment (304 including two tellers), there were 1 Conservative (Ken Clarke), 238 Labour MPs, 35 SNP MPs, all 11 TIG MPs, 11 Lib Dem MPs, along with the 4 MPs from Plaid Cymru, the sole Green Party MP and 3 Independents.

MAIN GOVERNMENT MOTION

Finally, MPs moved to the main Government motion to seek an Article 50 extension of an unspecified length, which read as follows:

1. notes the resolutions of the House of 12 and 13 March, and accordingly agrees the Government will seek to agree with the European Union an extension of the period specified in Article 50(3);

2. agrees that if the House has passed a resolution approving the negotiated withdrawal agreement and the framework for the future relationship for the purposes of section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 by 20 March 2019 then the Government will seek to agree with the European Union a one-off extension of the period specified in Article 50(3) for a period ending on 30 June 2019 for the purpose of passing the necessary EU exit legislation; and

3. notes that if the House has not passed a resolution approving the negotiated withdrawal agreement and the framework for the future relationship for the purposes of section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 by 20 March 2019 then it is highly likely the European Council at its meeting the following day would require a clear purpose for any extension, not least to determine its length, and any extension beyond 30 June 2019 would require the United Kingdom to hold European Parliament elections in May 2019.

The motion was passed by 412 votes to 202 – a majority of 210, with Conservative MPs – including ministers – having a free vote. And notably, only 114 of them backed the extension, with 190 of their number voting against it. 

Of the 202 MPs who voted against an extension amendment (204 if you include the two tellers), there were 190 Conservatives, 3 Labour MPs, all 10 DUP MPs and 1 Independent.

Meanwhile, of the 412 MPs who voted for an extension (414 including two tellers), there were 114 Conservatives, 236 Labour MPs, all 35 SNP MPs, 11 Lib Dem MPs and 9 TIG MPs along with the 4 MPs from Plaid Cymru, the sole Green Party MP and 5 Independents.

Of the remaining eligible 20 MPs who did not cast a vote, they comprised 10 Conservatives, 4 Labour MPs, 4 Independent MPs and 2 TIG MPs. 

Below are full lists of which MPs voted for and against the motion seeking an extension, as well as those who did not vote at all (although NB it is impossible to know whether they deliberately abstained, were away from Westminster on parliamentary business elsewhere or were ill etc).

THE 204 MPs WHO OPPOSED AN EXTENSION===============

 

Conservative

  1. Nigel Adams
  2. Adam Afriyie
  3. Lucy Allan
  4. David Amess
  5. Stuart Andrew
  6. Richard Bacon
  7. Kemi Badenoch
  8. Steve Baker
  9. Harriett Baldwin
  10. Stephen Barclay
  11. John Baron
  12. Henry Bellingham
  13. Jake Berry
  14. Bob Blackman
  15. Crispin Blunt
  16. Peter Bone (Teller)
  17. Ben Bradley
  18. Graham Brady
  19. Suella Braverman
  20. Jack Brereton
  21. Andrew Bridgen
  22. Fiona Bruce
  23. Alex Burghart
  24. Conor Burns
  25. Alun Cairns
  26. William Cash
  27. Maria Caulfield
  28. Rehman Chishti
  29. Christopher Chope
  30. Jo Churchill
  31. Colin Clark
  32. Simon Clarke
  33. James Cleverly
  34. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
  35. Damian Collins
  36. Robert Courts
  37. Tracey Crouch
  38. Chris Davies
  39. David T. C. Davies
  40. Glyn Davies
  41. Mims Davies
  42. Philip Davies
  43. Caroline Dinenage
  44. Leo Docherty
  45. Michelle Donelan
  46. Nadine Dorries
  47. Steve Double
  48. Jackie Doyle-Price
  49. James Duddridge
  50. Iain Duncan Smith
  51. Michael Ellis
  52. Charlie Elphicke
  53. George Eustice
  54. Nigel Evans
  55. David Evennett
  56. Michael Fabricant
  57. Michael Fallon
  58. Kevin Foster
  59. Liam Fox
  60. Mark Francois
  61. Marcus Fysh
  62. Nusrat Ghani
  63. John Glen
  64. Zac Goldsmith
  65. Helen Grant
  66. James Gray
  67. Chris Grayling
  68. Chris Green
  69. Andrew Griffiths
  70. Kirstene Hair
  71. Robert Halfon
  72. Luke Hall
  73. Mark Harper
  74. Rebecca Harris
  75. Trudy Harrison
  76. Simon Hart
  77. John Hayes
  78. James Heappey
  79. Chris Heaton-Harris
  80. Philip Hollobone
  81. Adam Holloway
  82. Nigel Huddleston
  83. Eddie Hughes
  84. Ranil Jayawardena
  85. Bernard Jenkin
  86. Andrea Jenkyns
  87. Robert Jenrick
  88. Boris Johnson
  89. Caroline Johnson
  90. Gareth Johnson
  91. David Jones
  92. Marcus Jones
  93. Daniel Kawczynski
  94. Julian Knight
  95. Greg Knight
  96. Kwasi Kwarteng
  97. John Lamont
  98. Pauline Latham
  99. Andrea Leadsom
  100. Edward Leigh
  101. Andrew Lewer
  102. Julian Lewis
  103. Ian Liddell-Grainger
  104. Julia Lopez
  105. Jack Lopresti
  106. Jonathan Lord
  107. Tim Loughton
  108. Craig Mackinlay
  109. Rachel Maclean
  110. Anne Main
  111. Alan Mak
  112. Kit Malthouse
  113. Scott Mann
  114. Paul Maynard
  115. Stephen McPartland
  116. Esther McVey
  117. Mark Menzies
  118. Johnny Mercer
  119. Huw Merriman
  120. Stephen Metcalfe
  121. Amanda Milling
  122. Nigel Mills
  123. Damien Moore
  124. Penny Mordaunt
  125. Anne Marie Morris
  126. David Morris
  127. James Morris
  128. Wendy Morton
  129. Sheryll Murray
  130. Andrew Murrison
  131. Jesse Norman
  132. Neil O’Brien
  133. Matthew Offord
  134. Priti Patel
  135. Owen Paterson
  136. Mike Penning
  137. Andrew Percy
  138. Chris Philp
  139. Christopher Pincher
  140. Mark Pritchard
  141. Tom Pursglove
  142. Will Quince
  143. Dominic Raab
  144. John Redwood
  145. Jacob Rees-Mogg
  146. Laurence Robertson
  147. Mary Robinson
  148. Andrew Rosindell
  149. Douglas Ross
  150. Lee Rowley
  151. Paul Scully
  152. Grant Shapps
  153. Chris Skidmore
  154. Chloe Smith
  155. Henry Smith
  156. Royston Smith
  157. Mark Spencer
  158. Andrew Stephenson
  159. Bob Stewart
  160. Iain Stewart
  161. Graham Stuart
  162. Julian Sturdy
  163. Rishi Sunak
  164. Desmond Swayne
  165. Robert Syms
  166. Derek Thomas
  167. Ross Thomson
  168. Maggie Throup
  169. Kelly Tolhurst
  170. Michael Tomlinson
  171. Craig Tracey
  172. Anne-Marie Trevelyan
  173. Elizabeth Truss
  174. Tom Tugendhat
  175. Shailesh Vara
  176. Martin Vickers
  177. Theresa Villiers
  178. Ben Wallace
  179. David Warburton
  180. Matt Warman
  181. Giles Watling
  182. Helen Whately
  183. Heather Wheeler
  184. Craig Whittaker
  185. John Whittingdale
  186. Bill Wiggin
  187. Gavin Williamson
  188. Mike Wood
  189. William Wragg (Teller)
  190. Nadhim Zahawi

DUP

  1. Gregory Campbell
  2. Nigel Dodds
  3. Jeffrey Donaldson
  4. Paul Girvan
  5. Emma Little Pengelly
  6. Ian Paisley
  7. Gavin Robinson
  8. Jim Shannon
  9. David Simpson
  10. Sammy Wilson

Independent

  1. Frank Field

Labour

  1. Stephen Hepburn
  2. Kate Hoey
  3. Graham Stringer

 

THE 414 MPs WHO SUPPORTED AN EXTENSION===========

 

Conservative

  1. Bim Afolami
  2. Peter Aldous
  3. Edward Argar
  4. Victoria Atkins
  5. Richard Benyon
  6. Paul Beresford
  7. Nick Boles
  8. Peter Bottomley
  9. Andrew Bowie
  10. Karen Bradley
  11. Steve Brine
  12. James Brokenshire
  13. Robert Buckland
  14. Alistair Burt
  15. Alun Cairns
  16. James Cartlidge
  17. Alex Chalk
  18. Greg Clark
  19. Kenneth Clarke
  20. Therese Coffey
  21. Alberto Costa
  22. Geoffrey Cox
  23. Stephen Crabb
  24. David Davis
  25. Jonathan Djanogly
  26. Oliver Dowden
  27. David Duguid
  28. Alan Duncan
  29. Philip Dunne
  30. Tobias Ellwood
  31. Mark Field
  32. Vicky Ford
  33. Lucy Frazer
  34. Mike Freer (Teller)
  35. George Freeman
  36. Roger Gale
  37. Mark Garnier
  38. David Gauke
  39. Nick Gibb
  40. Cheryl Gillan
  41. Robert Goodwill
  42. Michael Gove
  43. Luke Graham
  44. Richard Graham
  45. Bill Grant
  46. Damian Green
  47. Justine Greening
  48. Dominic Grieve
  49. Sam Gyimah
  50. Philip Hammond
  51. Stephen Hammond
  52. Matt Hancock
  53. Richard Harrington
  54. Oliver Heald
  55. Peter Heaton-Jones
  56. Nick Herbert
  57. Damian Hinds
  58. Simon Hoare
  59. George Hollingbery
  60. Kevin Hollinrake
  61. John Howell
  62. Jeremy Hunt
  63. Nick Hurd
  64. Alister Jack (Teller)
  65. Margot James
  66. Sajid Javid
  67. Jo Johnson
  68. Andrew Jones
  69. Gillian Keegan
  70. Seema Kennedy
  71. Stephen Kerr
  72. Mark Lancaster
  73. Jeremy Lefroy
  74. Oliver Letwin
  75. Brandon Lewis
  76. David Lidington
  77. Paul Masterton
  78. Theresa May
  79. Patrick McLoughlin
  80. Maria Miller
  81. Anne Milton
  82. Andrew Mitchell
  83. Nicky Morgan
  84. David Mundell
  85. Robert Neill
  86. Sarah Newton
  87. Caroline Nokes
  88. Neil Parish
  89. Mark Pawsey
  90. John Penrose
  91. Claire Perry
  92. Dan Poulter
  93. Rebecca Pow
  94. Victoria Prentis
  95. Jeremy Quin
  96. Amber Rudd
  97. David Rutley
  98. Antoinette Sandbach
  99. Bob Seely
  100. Alok Sharma
  101. Alec Shelbrooke
  102. Keith Simpson
  103. Nicholas Soames
  104. Caroline Spelman
  105. John Stevenson
  106. Rory Stewart
  107. Gary Streeter
  108. Mel Stride
  109. Hugo Swire
  110. Justin Tomlinson
  111. David Tredinnick
  112. Edward Vaizey
  113. Robin Walker
  114. Jeremy Wright

Green

  1. Caroline Lucas

Independent

  1. Sylvia Hermon
  2. Ivan Lewis
  3. Stephen Lloyd
  4. Chris Williamson
  5. John Woodcock

Independent Group

  1. Heidi Allen
  2. Luciana Berger
  3. Ann Coffey
  4. Mike Gapes
  5. Chris Leslie
  6. Joan Ryan
  7. Angela Smith
  8. Anna Soubry
  9. Chuka Umunna

Labour

  1. Diane Abbott
  2. Debbie Abrahams
  3. Rushanara Ali
  4. Rosena Allin-Khan
  5. Mike Amesbury
  6. Tonia Antoniazzi
  7. Jonathan Ashworth
  8. Adrian Bailey
  9. Kevin Barron
  10. Margaret Beckett
  11. Hilary Benn
  12. Clive Betts
  13. Roberta Blackman-Woods
  14. Paul Blomfield
  15. Tracy Brabin
  16. Ben Bradshaw
  17. Kevin Brennan
  18. Lyn Brown
  19. Nick Brown
  20. Chris Bryant
  21. Karen Buck
  22. Richard Burden
  23. Richard Burgon
  24. Dawn Butler
  25. Liam Byrne
  26. Ruth Cadbury
  27. Alan Campbell
  28. Dan Carden
  29. Sarah Champion
  30. Jenny Chapman
  31. Bambos Charalambous
  32. Ann Clwyd
  33. Vernon Coaker
  34. Julie Cooper
  35. Rosie Cooper
  36. Yvette Cooper
  37. Jeremy Corbyn
  38. Neil Coyle
  39. David Crausby
  40. Mary Creagh
  41. Stella Creasy
  42. Jon Cruddas
  43. John Cryer
  44. Judith Cummings
  45. Alex Cunningham
  46. Jim Cunningham
  47. Janet Daby
  48. Nic Dakin
  49. Wayne David
  50. Geraint Davies
  51. Marsha De Cordova
  52. Gloria de Piero
  53. Thangam Debbonaire
  54. Emma Dent Coad
  55. Tan Dhesi
  56. Annaliese Dodds
  57. Stephen Doughty
  58. Peter Dowd
  59. David Drew
  60. Jack Dromey
  61. Rosie Duffield
  62. Angela Eagle
  63. Maria Eagle
  64. Clive Efford
  65. Julie Elliott
  66. Louise Ellman
  67. Chris Elmore
  68. Bill Esterson
  69. Christopher Evans
  70. Jim Fitzpatrick
  71. Colleen Fletcher
  72. Caroline Flint
  73. Yvonne Fovargue
  74. Vicky Foxcroft
  75. James Frith
  76. Gill Furniss
  77. Hugh Gaffney
  78. Barry Gardiner
  79. Ruth George
  80. Preet Gill
  81. Mary Glindon
  82. Roger Godsiff
  83. Helen Goodman
  84. Kate Green
  85. Lilian Greenwood
  86. Margaret Greenwood
  87. Nia Griffith
  88. John Grogan
  89. Louise Haigh
  90. Fabian Hamilton
  91. David Hanson
  92. Emma Hardy
  93. Harriet Harman
  94. Carolyn Harris
  95. Helen Hayes
  96. Sue Hayman
  97. John Healey
  98. Mark Hendrick
  99. Mike Hill
  100. Meg Hillier
  101. Margaret Hodge
  102. Sharon Hodgson
  103. Kate Hollern
  104. George Howarth
  105. Rupa Huq
  106. Imran Hussain
  107. Dan Jarvis
  108. Diana Johnson
  109. Darren Jones
  110. Gerald Jones
  111. Graham Jones
  112. Helen Jones
  113. Kevan Jones
  114. Sarah Jones
  115. Susan Elan Jones
  116. Michael Kane
  117. Barbara Keeley
  118. Elizabeth Kendall
  119. Afzal Khan
  120. Gerard Killen
  121. Stephen Kinnock
  122. Peter Kyle
  123. Lesley Laird
  124. David Lammy
  125. Ian Lavery
  126. Karen Lee
  127. Emma Lewell-Buck
  128. Clive Lewis
  129. Tony Lloyd
  130. Rebecca Long-Bailey
  131. Ian Lucas
  132. Holly Lynch
  133. Justin Madders
  134. Khalid Mahmood
  135. Shabana Mahmood
  136. Seema Malhotra
  137. John Mann
  138. Gordon Marsden
  139. Sandy Martin
  140. Rachael Maskell
  141. Chris Matheson
  142. Steve McCabe
  143. Kerry McCarthy
  144. Siobhain McDonagh
  145. Andy McDonald
  146. John McDonnell
  147. Pat McFadden
  148. Conor McGinn
  149. Alison McGovern
  150. Liz McInnes
  151. Catherine McKinnell
  152. Jim McMahon
  153. Anna McMorrin
  154. Ian Mearns
  155. Ed Miliband
  156. Madeleine Moon
  157. Jessica Morden
  158. Stephen Morgan
  159. Grahame Morris
  160. Ian Murray
  161. Lisa Nandy
  162. Alex Norris
  163. Melanie Onn
  164. Chi Onwurah
  165. Kate Osamor
  166. Albert Owen
  167. Stephanie Peacock
  168. Teresa Pearce
  169. Matthew Pennycook
  170. Toby Perkins
  171. Jess Phillips
  172. Bridget Phillipson
  173. Laura Pidcock
  174. Jo Platt
  175. Luke Pollard
  176. Stephen Pound
  177. Lucy Powell
  178. Yasmin Qureshi
  179. Faisal Rashid
  180. Angela Rayner
  181. Steve Reed
  182. Christina Rees
  183. Ellie Reeves
  184. Rachel Reeves
  185. Emma Reynolds
  186. Jonathan Reynolds
  187. Marie Rimmer
  188. Geoffrey Robinson
  189. Matt Rodda
  190. Danielle Rowley
  191. Chris Ruane
  192. Lloyd Russell-Moyle
  193. Naz Shah
  194. Virendra Sharma
  195. Barry Sheerman
  196. Paula Sherriff
  197. Tulip Siddiq
  198. Dennis Skinner
  199. Andy Slaughter
  200. Ruth Smeeth
  201. Cat Smith
  202. Eleanor Smith
  203. Jeff Smith
  204. Laura Smith
  205. Nick Smith
  206. Karin Smyth
  207. Gareth Snell
  208. Alex Sobel
  209. John Spellar
  210. Keir Starmer
  211. Jo Stevens
  212. Wes Streeting
  213. Paul Sweeney
  214. Mark Tami
  215. Gareth Thomas
  216. Nick Thomas-Symonds
  217. Emily Thornberry
  218. Stephen Timms
  219. Jon Trickett
  220. Anna Turley
  221. Karl Turner
  222. Derek Twigg
  223. Stephen Twigg
  224. Liz Twist
  225. Keith Vaz
  226. Valerie Vaz
  227. Thelma Walker
  228. Tom Watson
  229. Catherine West
  230. Matt Western
  231. Alan Whitehead
  232. Martin Whitfield
  233. Paul Williams
  234. Phil Wilson
  235. Mohammad Yasin
  236. Daniel Zeichner

Liberal Democrat

  1. Tom Brake
  2. Vince Cable
  3. Alistair Carmichael
  4. Ed Davey
  5. Tim Farron
  6. Wera Hobhouse
  7. Christine Jardine
  8. Norman Lamb
  9. Layla Moran
  10. Jamie Stone
  11. Jo Swinson

Plaid Cymru

  1. Jonathan Edwards
  2. Ben Lake
  3. Liz Saville Roberts
  4. Hywel Williams

SNP

  1. Hannah Bardell
  2. Mhairi Black
  3. Ian Blackford
  4. Kirsty Blackman
  5. Deidre Brock
  6. Alan Brown
  7. Lisa Cameron
  8. Doug Chapman
  9. Joanna Cherry
  10. Ronnie Cowan
  11. Angela Crawley
  12. Martyn Day
  13. Martin Docherty-Hughes
  14. Marion Fellows
  15. Stephen Gethins
  16. Patricia Gibson
  17. Patrick Grady
  18. Peter Grant
  19. Neil Gray
  20. Drew Hendry
  21. Stewart Hosie
  22. Chris Law
  23. David Linden
  24. Angus MacNeil
  25. Stewart McDonald
  26. Stuart McDonald
  27. John McNally
  28. Carol Monaghan
  29. Gavin Newlands
  30. Brendan O’Hara
  31. Tommy Sheppard
  32. Chris Stephens
  33. Alison Thewliss
  34. Philippa Whitford
  35. Pete Wishart

 

THE 20 MPs WHO DID NOT VOTE IN THE DIVISION*=======

 

Conservative

  1. Guto Bebb
  2. Richard Drax
  3. Greg Hands
  4. Gordon Henderson
  5. Phillip Lee
  6. Guy Opperman
  7. Mark Prisk
  8. Andrew Selous
  9. Julian Smith
  10. Charles Walker

Independent

  1. Ian Austin
  2. Kelvin Hopkins
  3. Jared O’Mara
  4. Fiona Onasanya

Independent Group

  1. Gavin Shuker
  2. Sarah Wollaston

Labour

  1. Ronnie Campbell
  2. Paul Farrelly
  3. Andrew Gwynne
  4. Owen Smith

*Not including the Speaker, John Bercow, and his three deputies (Lindsay Hoyle, Eleanor Laing and Rosie Winterton) who, by convention, do not vote in Commons divisions and the Sinn Fein MPs who have not taken their seats. NB: Absence from the division may be for a number of reasons, such as being ill, on maternity leave or on parliamentary business elsewhere, as well as a deliberate abstention. One seat (Newport West) is currently vacant following the death of Paul Flynn.

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66 Tories abstain as MPs defeat Government on Brexit strategy motion – how they all voted

The House of Commons has defeated by 303 votes to 258 – a majority of 45 – a Government motion reiterating support for the approach to Brexit expressed by the Commons on 29th January after dozens of Conservative MPs refused to back an effective endorsement of taking the no-deal option off the table. The background to […]

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The House of Commons has defeated by 303 votes to 258 – a majority of 45 – a Government motion reiterating support for the approach to Brexit expressed by the Commons on 29th January after dozens of Conservative MPs refused to back an effective endorsement of taking the no-deal option off the table.

The background to the rebellion can be read in my piece here explaining why Tory MPs from the European Research Group were unhappy with the motion, which Steve Baker explained should have been pulled and replaced with “a neutral motion and the adoption of Malthouse Compromise… around which there is a majority”. The ERG Deputy Chairman later described the events as a “storm in a teacup” and pointed out that the Prime Minister has a mandate from the previous vote on the Brady amendment.

A Downing Street spokesman responded to the result of the vote by saying:

“Jeremy Corbyn yet again put partisan considerations ahead of the national interest – and yet again, by voting against the Government’s motion, he is in effect voting to make no deal more likely. While we didn’t secure the support of the Commons this evening, the Prime Minister continues to believe, and the debate itself indicated, that far from objecting to securing changes to the backstop that will allow us to leave with a deal, there was a concern from some Conservative colleagues about taking no deal off the table at this stage. The motion on 29th January remains the only one the House of Commons has passed expressing what it does want – and that is legally binding changes to address concerns about the backstop. The Government will continue to pursue this with the EU to ensure we leave on time on 29th March.”

The full analysis of who voted which way on the main motion is below, but first it is also worth noting that beforehand 41 Labour MPs, along with two Conservative MPs, defied their whips to abstain on and oppose respectively an SNP amendment seeking an extension to the Article 50 period of at least three months. The MPs joining the full complement of SNP, Plaid Cymru, Lib Dem and Green MPs backing the amendment for the extension were: 

Conservative

  1. Ken Clarke
  2. Sarah Wollaston

Independent

  1. John Woodcock 

Labour

  1. Debbie Abrahams
  2. Tonia Antoniazzi
  3. Luciana Berger
  4. Ben Bradshaw
  5. Karen Buck
  6. Ruth Cadbury
  7. Ann Clwyd
  8. Ann Coffey
  9. Neil Coyle
  10. Mary Creagh
  11. Stella Creasy
  12. Janet Daby
  13. Geraint Davies
  14. Rosie Duffield
  15. Paul Farrelly
  16. Mike Gapes
  17. Kate Green
  18. Helen Hayes
  19. Meg Hillier
  20. Margaret Hodge
  21. Susan Elan Jones
  22. Ged Killen
  23. David Lammy
  24. Chris Leslie
  25. Anna McMorrin
  26. Madeleine Moon
  27. Ian Murray
  28. Albert Owen
  29. Barry Sheerman
  30. Gavin Shuker
  31. Andy Slaughter
  32. Angela Smith
  33. Owen Smith
  34. Jo Stevens
  35. Gareth Thomas
  36. Chuka Umunna
  37. Keith Vaz
  38. Catherine West
  39. Martin Whitfield
  40. Paul Williams
  41. Daniel Zeichner

Back to the main motion and the voting figures were as follows:

259 MPs voted for the motion (261 if you include the two tellers), including 245 Conservatives, 4 Labour MPs and all 10 DUP MPs and 2 Independents (although the result was announced in the chamber as 258 voting for it).

Meanwhile, 303 MPs voted against the motion (305 including two tellers), including 5 Conservatives, 246 Labour MPs, all 35 SNP MPs, all 11 Lib Dem MPs, along with MPs from Plaid Cymru, the Green Party and 3 Independents.

But, significantly, among the MPs abstaining were 66 Conservative MPs, including supporters of the ERG as well as Remain backers seeking to block Brexit.

The full division list is as follows

THE 303 MPs WHO OPPOSED THE MOTION===========

 

Conservative

  1. Peter Bone
  2. Christopher Chope
  3. Philip Hollobone
  4. Anne Marie Morris
  5. Sarah Wollaston

Green

  1. Caroline Lucas

Independent

  1. Sylvia Hermon
  2. Jared O’Mara
  3. John Woodcock

Labour

  1. Diane Abbott
  2. Debbie Abrahams
  3. Rushanara Ali
  4. Rosena Allin-Khan
  5. Mike Amesbury
  6. Tonia Antoniazzi
  7. Jonathan Ashworth
  8. Adrian Bailey
  9. Margaret Beckett
  10. Hilary Benn
  11. Luciana Berger
  12. Clive Betts
  13. Roberta Blackman-Woods
  14. Paul Blomfield
  15. Tracy Brabin
  16. Ben Bradshaw
  17. Kevin Brennan
  18. Lyn Brown
  19. Nick Brown
  20. Karen Buck
  21. Richard Burden
  22. Richard Burgon
  23. Dawn Butler
  24. Liam Byrne
  25. Ruth Cadbury
  26. Alan Campbell
  27. Ronnie Campbell
  28. Dan Carden
  29. Sarah Champion
  30. Jenny Chapman
  31. Bambos Charalambous
  32. Ann Clwyd
  33. Vernon Coaker
  34. Ann Coffey
  35. Julie Cooper
  36. Rosie Cooper
  37. Yvette Cooper
  38. Jeremy Corbyn
  39. Neil Coyle
  40. David Crausby
  41. Mary Creagh
  42. Stella Creasy
  43. Jon Cruddas
  44. John Cryer
  45. Judith Cummings
  46. Alex Cunningham
  47. Jim Cunningham
  48. Janet Daby
  49. Nic Dakin
  50. Wayne David
  51. Geraint Davies
  52. Marsha De Cordova
  53. Gloria de Piero
  54. Thangam Debbonaire (Teller)
  55. Emma Dent Coad
  56. Tan Dhesi
  57. Annaliese Dodds
  58. Stephen Doughty
  59. Peter Dowd
  60. David Drew
  61. Jack Dromey
  62. Rosie Duffield
  63. Angela Eagle
  64. Maria Eagle
  65. Clive Efford
  66. Julie Elliott
  67. Louise Ellman
  68. Chris Elmore
  69. Bill Esterson
  70. Christopher Evans
  71. Paul Farrelly
  72. Colleen Fletcher
  73. Yvonne Fovargue
  74. Vicky Foxcroft
  75. James Frith
  76. Gill Furniss
  77. Hugh Gaffney
  78. Mike Gapes
  79. Barry Gardiner
  80. Ruth George
  81. Preet Gill
  82. Mary Glindon
  83. Roger Godsiff
  84. Helen Goodman
  85. Kate Green
  86. Lilian Greenwood
  87. Margaret Greenwood
  88. Nia Griffith
  89. John Grogan
  90. Andrew Gwynne
  91. Louise Haigh
  92. Fabian Hamilton
  93. David Hanson
  94. Emma Hardy
  95. Harriet Harman
  96. Carolyn Harris
  97. Helen Hayes
  98. Sue Hayman
  99. John Healey
  100. Mark Hendrick
  101. Stephen Hepburn
  102. Mike Hill
  103. Meg Hillier
  104. Margaret Hodge
  105. Sharon Hodgson
  106. Kate Hollern
  107. George Howarth
  108. Rupa Huq
  109. Imran Hussain
  110. Dan Jarvis
  111. Diana Johnson
  112. Darren Jones
  113. Gerald Jones
  114. Graham Jones
  115. Helen Jones
  116. Kevan Jones
  117. Sarah Jones
  118. Susan Elan Jones
  119. Michael Kane
  120. Barbara Keeley
  121. Elizabeth Kendall
  122. Afzal Khan
  123. Gerard Killen
  124. Stephen Kinnock
  125. Peter Kyle
  126. Lesley Laird
  127. David Lammy
  128. Ian Lavery
  129. Karen Lee
  130. Christopher Leslie
  131. Emma Lewell-Buck
  132. Clive Lewis
  133. Tony Lloyd
  134. Rebecca Long-Bailey
  135. Ian Lucas
  136. Holly Lynch
  137. Justin Madders
  138. Khalid Mahmood
  139. Shabana Mahmood
  140. Seema Malhotra
  141. Gordon Marsden
  142. Sandy Martin
  143. Rachael Maskell
  144. Chris Matheson
  145. Steve McCabe
  146. Kerry McCarthy
  147. Siobhain McDonagh
  148. Andy McDonald
  149. John McDonnell
  150. Pat McFadden
  151. Conor McGinn
  152. Alison McGovern
  153. Liz McInnes
  154. Catherine McKinnell
  155. Jim McMahon
  156. Anna McMorrin
  157. Ian Mearns
  158. Ed Miliband
  159. Madeleine Moon
  160. Jessica Morden
  161. Stephen Morgan
  162. Grahame Morris
  163. Ian Murray
  164. Lisa Nandy
  165. Alex Norris
  166. Melanie Onn
  167. Chi Onwurah
  168. Kate Osamor
  169. Albert Owen
  170. Stephanie Peacock
  171. Teresa Pearce
  172. Matthew Pennycook
  173. Toby Perkins
  174. Jess Phillips
  175. Bridget Phillipson
  176. Laura Pidcock
  177. Jo Platt
  178. Luke Pollard
  179. Stephen Pound
  180. Lucy Powell
  181. Yasmin Qureshi
  182. Faisal Rashid
  183. Angela Rayner
  184. Steve Reed
  185. Christina Rees
  186. Ellie Reeves
  187. Rachel Reeves
  188. Emma Reynolds
  189. Jonathan Reynolds
  190. Marie Rimmer
  191. Geoffrey Robinson
  192. Matt Rodda
  193. Danielle Rowley
  194. Chris Ruane
  195. Lloyd Russell-Moyle
  196. Joan Ryan
  197. Naz Shah
  198. Virendra Sharma
  199. Barry Sheerman
  200. Paula Sherriff
  201. Gavin Shuker
  202. Tulip Siddiq (Proxy vote cast by Vicky Foxcroft)
  203. Dennis Skinner
  204. Andy Slaughter
  205. Ruth Smeeth
  206. Angela Smith
  207. Cat Smith
  208. Eleanor Smith
  209. Jeff Smith (Teller)
  210. Laura Smith
  211. Nick Smith
  212. Owen Smith
  213. Karin Smyth
  214. Gareth Snell
  215. Alex Sobel
  216. John Spellar
  217. Keir Starmer
  218. Jo Stevens
  219. Wes Streeting
  220. Graham Stringer
  221. Paul Sweeney
  222. Mark Tami
  223. Gareth Thomas
  224. Nick Thomas-Symonds
  225. Emily Thornberry
  226. Stephen Timms
  227. Jon Trickett
  228. Anna Turley
  229. Karl Turner
  230. Derek Twigg
  231. Stephen Twigg
  232. Liz Twist
  233. Chuka Umunna
  234. Keith Vaz
  235. Valerie Vaz
  236. Thelma Walker
  237. Tom Watson
  238. Catherine West
  239. Matt Western
  240. Alan Whitehead
  241. Martin Whitfield
  242. Paul Williams
  243. Chris Williamson
  244. Phil Wilson
  245. Mohammad Yasin
  246. Daniel Zeichner

Liberal Democrat

  1. Tom Brake
  2. Vince Cable
  3. Alistair Carmichael
  4. Ed Davey
  5. Tim Farron
  6. Wera Hobhouse
  7. Christine Jardine
  8. Norman Lamb
  9. Layla Moran
  10. Jamie Stone
  11. Jo Swinson

Plaid Cymru

  1. Jonathan Edwards
  2. Ben Lake
  3. Liz Saville Roberts
  4. Hywel Williams

SNP

  1. Hannah Bardell
  2. Mhairi Black
  3. Ian Blackford
  4. Kirsty Blackman
  5. Deidre Brock
  6. Alan Brown
  7. Lisa Cameron
  8. Doug Chapman
  9. Joanna Cherry
  10. Ronnie Cowan
  11. Angela Crawley
  12. Martyn Day
  13. Martin Docherty-Hughes
  14. Marion Fellows
  15. Stephen Gethins
  16. Patricia Gibson
  17. Patrick Grady
  18. Peter Grant
  19. Neil Gray
  20. Drew Hendry
  21. Stewart Hosie
  22. Chris Law
  23. David Linden
  24. Angus MacNeil
  25. Stewart McDonald
  26. Stuart McDonald
  27. John McNally
  28. Carol Monaghan
  29. Gavin Newlands
  30. Brendan O’Hara
  31. Tommy Sheppard
  32. Chris Stephens
  33. Alison Thewliss
  34. Philippa Whitford
  35. Pete Wishart

THE 73 MPs WHO DID NOT VOTE IN THE DIVISION*

========

Conservative

  1. Heidi Allen
  2. David Amess
  3. Richard Bacon
  4. Steve Baker
  5. Guto Bebb
  6. Crispin Blunt
  7. Suella Braverman
  8. Andrew Bridgen
  9. Conor Burns
  10. William Cash
  11. Rehman Chishti
  12. Kenneth Clarke
  13. Simon Clarke
  14. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
  15. Philip Davies
  16. Nadine Dorries
  17. Richard Drax
  18. James Duddridge
  19. Iain Duncan Smith
  20. Charlie Elphicke
  21. Michael Fabricant
  22. Mark Francois
  23. Marcus Fysh
  24. James Gray
  25. Chris Green
  26. Justine Greening
  27. Dominic Grieve
  28. Sam Gyimah
  29. Mark Harper
  30. Adam Holloway
  31. Ranil Jayawardena
  32. Bernard Jenkin
  33. Andrea Jenkyns
  34. Boris Johnson
  35. Jo Johnson
  36. David Jones
  37. Pauline Latham
  38. Phillip Lee
  39. Andrew Lewer
  40. Julian Lewis
  41. Julia Lopez
  42. Jonathan Lord
  43. Tim Loughton
  44. Craig Mackinlay
  45. Esther McVey
  46. Sheryll Murray
  47. Matthew Offord
  48. Priti Patel
  49. Owen Paterson
  50. Dominic Raab
  51. John Redwood
  52. Jacob Rees-Mogg
  53. Laurence Robertson
  54. Andrew Rosindell
  55. Douglas Ross
  56. Lee Rowley
  57. Antoinette Sandbach
  58. Grant Shapps
  59. Henry Smith
  60. Anna Soubry
  61. Bob Stewart
  62. Ross Thomson
  63. Anne-Marie Trevelyan
  64. Shailesh Vara
  65. Theresa Villiers
  66. John Whittingdale

Independent

  1. Kelvin Hopkins
  2. Ivan Lewis
  3. Fiona Onasanya (in prison)

Labour

  1. Chris Bryant
  2. Caroline Flint
  3. Paul Flynn
  4. Kate Hoey

*Not including the Speaker, John Bercow, and his three deputies (Lindsay Hoyle, Eleanor Laing and Rosie Winterton) who, by convention, do not vote in Commons divisions and the Sinn Fein MPs who have not taken their seats.  NB: Absence from the division may be for a number of reasons, such as being ill, on maternity leave or on parliamentary business elsewhere, as well as a deliberate abstention. Paul Flynn is known to be extremely ill and Fiona Onasanya is currently in prison.

THE 261 MPs WHO SUPPORTED THE MOTION

===========

 

Conservative

  1. Nigel Adams
  2. Bim Afolami
  3. Adam Afriyie
  4. Peter Aldous
  5. Lucy Allan
  6. Stuart Andrew
  7. Edward Argar
  8. Victoria Atkins
  9. Kemi Badenoch
  10. Harriett Baldwin
  11. Steve Barclay
  12. John Baron
  13. Henry Bellingham
  14. Richard Benyon
  15. Paul Beresford
  16. Jake Berry
  17. Bob Blackman
  18. Nick Boles
  19. Peter Bottomley
  20. Andrew Bowie
  21. Ben Bradley
  22. Karen Bradley
  23. Graham Brady
  24. Jack Brereton
  25. Steve Brine
  26. James Brokenshire
  27. Fiona Bruce
  28. Robert Buckland
  29. Alex Burghart
  30. Alistair Burt
  31. Alun Cairns
  32. James Cartlidge
  33. Maria Caulfield
  34. Alex Chalk
  35. Jo Churchill (Teller)
  36. Colin Clark
  37. Greg Clark
  38. James Cleverly
  39. Thérèse Coffey
  40. Damian Collins
  41. Alberto Costa
  42. Robert Courts
  43. Geoffrey Cox
  44. Stephen Crabb
  45. Tracey Crouch
  46. Chris Davies
  47. David Davies
  48. Glyn Davies
  49. Mims Davies
  50. David Davis
  51. Caroline Dinenage
  52. Jonathan Djanogly
  53. Leo Docherty
  54. Michelle Donelan
  55. Steve Double
  56. Oliver Dowden
  57. Jackie Doyle-Price
  58. David Duguid
  59. Alan Duncan
  60. Philip Dunne
  61. Michael Ellis
  62. Tobias Ellwood
  63. George Eustice
  64. Nigel Evans
  65. David Evennett
  66. Michael Fallon
  67. Mark Field
  68. Vicky Ford
  69. Kevin Foster
  70. Liam Fox
  71. Lucy Frazer
  72. George Freeman
  73. Mike Freer
  74. Roger Gale
  75. Mark Garnier
  76. David Gauke
  77. Nusrat Ghani
  78. Nick Gibb
  79. Cheryl Gillan
  80. John Glen
  81. Zac Goldsmith
  82. Robert Goodwill
  83. Michael Gove
  84. Luke Graham
  85. Richard Graham
  86. Bill Grant
  87. Helen Grant
  88. Chris Grayling
  89. Damian Green
  90. Andrew Griffiths
  91. Kirstene Hair
  92. Robert Halfon
  93. Luke Hall
  94. Philip Hammond
  95. Stephen Hammond
  96. Matt Hancock
  97. Greg Hands
  98. Richard Harrington
  99. Rebecca Harris
  100. Trudy Harrison
  101. Simon Hart
  102. John Hayes
  103. Oliver Heald
  104. James Heappey
  105. Chris Heaton-Harris
  106. Peter Heaton-Jones
  107. Gordon Henderson
  108. Nick Herbert
  109. Damian Hinds
  110. Simon Hoare
  111. George Hollingbery
  112. Kevin Hollinrake
  113. John Howell
  114. Nigel Huddleston
  115. Eddie Hughes
  116. Jeremy Hunt
  117. Nick Hurd
  118. Alister Jack
  119. Margot James
  120. Sajid Javid
  121. Robert Jenrick
  122. Caroline Johnson
  123. Gareth Johnson
  124. Andrew Jones
  125. Marcus Jones
  126. Daniel Kawczynski
  127. Gillian Keegan
  128. Seema Kennedy
  129. Stephen Kerr
  130. Greg Knight
  131. Julian Knight
  132. Kwasi Kwarteng
  133. John Lamont
  134. Mark Lancaster
  135. Andrea Leadsom
  136. Jeremy Lefroy
  137. Edward Leigh
  138. Oliver Letwin
  139. Brandon Lewis
  140. Ian Liddell-Grainger
  141. David Lidington
  142. Jack Lopresti
  143. Rachel Maclean
  144. Anne Main
  145. Alan Mak
  146. Kit Malthouse
  147. Scott Mann
  148. Paul Masterson
  149. Theresa May
  150. Paul Maynard (Teller)
  151. Patrick McLoughlin
  152. Stephen McPartland
  153. Mark Menzies
  154. Johnny Mercer
  155. Huw Merriman
  156. Stephen Metcalfe
  157. Maria Miller
  158. Amanda Milling
  159. Nigel Mills
  160. Anne Milton
  161. Andrew Mitchell
  162. Damien Moore
  163. Penny Mordaunt
  164. Nicky Morgan
  165. David Morris
  166. James Morris
  167. Wendy Morton
  168. David Mundell
  169. Andrew Murrison
  170. Bob Neill
  171. Sarah Newton
  172. Caroline Nokes
  173. Jesse Norman
  174. Neil O’Brien
  175. Guy Opperman
  176. Neil Parish
  177. Mark Pawsey
  178. Mike Penning
  179. John Penrose
  180. Andrew Percy
  181. Claire Perry
  182. Chris Philp
  183. Christopher Pincher
  184. Daniel Poulter
  185. Rebecca Pow
  186. Victoria Prentis
  187. Mark Prisk
  188. Mark Pritchard
  189. Tom Pursglove
  190. Jeremy Quin
  191. Will Quince
  192. Mary Robinson
  193. Amber Rudd
  194. David Rutley
  195. Paul Scully
  196. Bob Seely
  197. Andrew Selous
  198. Alok Sharma
  199. Alec Shelbrooke
  200. Keith Simpson
  201. Chris Skidmore
  202. Chloe Smith
  203. Julian Smith
  204. Royston Smith
  205. Nicholas Soames
  206. Caroline Spelman
  207. Mark Spencer
  208. Andrew Stephenson
  209. John Stevenson
  210. Iain Stewart
  211. Rory Stewart
  212. Gary Streeter
  213. Mel Stride
  214. Graham Stuart
  215. Julian Sturdy
  216. Rishi Sunak
  217. Desmond Swayne
  218. Hugo Swire
  219. Robert Syms
  220. Derek Thomas
  221. Maggie Throup
  222. Kelly Tolhurst
  223. Justin Tomlinson
  224. Michael Tomlinson
  225. Craig Tracey
  226. David Tredinnick
  227. Elizabeth Truss
  228. Thomas Tugendhat
  229. Edward Vaizey
  230. Martin Vickers
  231. Charles Walker
  232. Robin Walker
  233. Ben Wallace
  234. David Warburton
  235. Matt Warman
  236. Giles Watling
  237. Helen Whately
  238. Heather Wheeler
  239. Craig Whittaker
  240. Bill Wiggin
  241. Gavin Williamson
  242. Mike Wood
  243. William Wragg
  244. Jeremy Wright
  245. Nadhim Zahawi

DUP

  1. Gregory Campbell
  2. Nigel Dodds
  3. Jeffrey Donaldson
  4. Paul Girvan
  5. Emma Little Pengelly
  6. Ian Paisley
  7. Gavin Robinson
  8. Jim Shannon
  9. David Simpson
  10. Sammy Wilson

Independent

  1. Frank Field
  2. Stephen Lloyd

Labour

  1. Ian Austin
  2. Kevin Barron
  3. Jim Fitzpatrick
  4. John Mann

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