Friday, 30 August 2013

Which MPs Rebelled on the Syria Vote?

Last night, the Government's motion to engage the UK in military conflict in Syria was defeated by 283 votes to 270.  The 283 Nos included 223 Labour MPs (no Labour MPs voted Yes, though many were absent), as well as all SNP, Plaid, SDLP, Green, Respect and Alliance MPs as well as the Independent Lady Hermon, and 5 of the DUP MPs (others absent).

However, the tide was turned by 41 rebels - 30 Conservatives and 11 Lib Dems - who voted against the Government to oppose military action in Syria.  Here is the list of those 41 rebels:

David Amess
Southend West
Richard Bacon
South Norfolk
Steven Baker
John Baron
Basildon and Billericay
Gordon Birtwistle
Andrew Bingham
High Peak
Crispin Blunt
Fiona Bruce
Michael Crockart
Edinburgh West
Tracey Crouch
Chatham and Aylesford
David Davies
Philip Davies
David Davis
Haltemprice and Howden
Nick de Bois
Enfield North
Richard Drax
South Dorset
Andrew George
St. Ives
Mike Hancock
Portsmouth South
Gordon Henderson
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Philip Hollobone
Adam Holloway
Julian Huppert
Phillip Lee
Julian Lewis
New Forest East
Jason McCartney
Colne Valley
Stephen McPartland
Nigel Mills
Amber Valley
Anne-Marie Morris
Newton Abbot
Andrew Percy
Brigg and Goole
Dan Rogerson
North Cornwall
Richard Shepherd
Andrew Stunell
Hazel Grove
Ian Swales
Peter Tapsell
Louth and Horncastle
Sarah Teather
Brent Central
Andrew Turner
Isle of Wight
Martin Vickers
Charles Walker
David Ward
Bradford East
Chris White
Warwick and Leamington
Roger Williams
Brecon and Radnorshire
Sarah Wollaston

The total number of absent MPs, who did not vote at all, for each party were:
35 Labour
33 Conservatives
14 Lib Dems
5 Sinn Fein (who never take their seats)
The Speaker

In addition, two MPs voted both ways (to show they abstain without being absent) - Tim Loughton (Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham) and Paul Burstow (Lib Dem, Sutton and Cheam).

1 comment:

  1. Just as a pernickety comment, but as you specifically mention the five Sinn Fein MP's never take their seats, should you not, or accuracy, also add that The Speaker and his two Labour and one Conservative Deputies, by tradition, never participate in Divisions, thus reducing the Labour absentees to 33 and the Conservatives to 32?