Brocker.Org: A complete breakdown of how MPs voted on the historic Posting 50 bill


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LONDON — An too much to handle greater part of MPs voted in favour of
Theresa Could triggering Posting 50 and initiating Britain’s
departure from the European Union on Wednesday evening.

The Commons voted by 494 to 122 to
the 3rd and final looking through of
the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill,
without the need of a single amendment becoming extra to the historic piece of

Primary minister Theresa Could now just needs the Dwelling of Lords’
acceptance in advance of she sends the bill to Royal Assent next thirty day period.

It was yet another tough night time for the Labour Celebration with a lot more
than 50 MPs choosing to defy Jeremy Corbyn’s three-line-whip and
vote towards the Brexit bill. This integrated previous shadow
Enterprise Secretary Clive Lewis who resigned from the shadow cabinet as a

Listed here is a extensive breakdown of how MPs voted in Wednesday
night’s momentous parliamentary vote.

The final vote

MPs handed the bill by a huge majority of 372.

All but a person Conservative MP backed Theresa May’s bill. The only
exception was veteran Europhile Ken Clarke, who final week
shipped a memorable speech to Parliament on why he
was setting up to vote towards Brexit.

A sizeable portion of Labour MPs defied the three-line-whip and
voted towards the bill. Nearly a quarter of opposition MPs voted
towards the Brexit bill (fifty two/229) which include superior-profile names
like Lewis and previous leadership applicant Owen Smith. Here’s the
listing of rebel Labour MPs in whole:

Heidi Alexander (Lewisham East)

Rushanara Ali (Bethnal Inexperienced and Bow)

Graham Allen (Nottingham North)

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (Tooting)

Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree)

Ben Bradshaw (Exeter)

Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West)

Lyn Brown (West Ham)

Chris Bryant (Rhondda)

Karen Buck (Westminster North)

Dawn Butler (Brent Central)

Ruth Cadbury (Brentford and Isleworth)

Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley)

Ann Coffey (Stockport)

Neil Coyle (Bermondsey and Aged Southwark)

Mary Creagh (Wakefield)

Stella Creasy (Walthamstow)

Geraint Davies (Swansea West)

Thangam Debbonaire (Bristol West)

Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth)

Jim Dowd (Lewisham West and Penge)

Maria Eagle (Garston and Halewood)

Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside)

Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-below-Lyme)

Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham, Deptford)

Mike Gapes (Ilford South)

Kate Inexperienced (Stretford and Urmston)

Lilian Greenwood (Nottingham South)

Helen Hayes (Dulwich and West Norwood)

Meg Hillier (Hackney South and Shoreditch)

Dr Rupa Huq (Ealing Central and Acton)

Peter Kyle (Hove)

David Lammy (Tottenham)

Clive Lewis (Norwich South)

Rachael Maskell (York Central)

Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East)

Alison McGovern (Wirral South)

Catherine McKinnell (Newcastle upon Tyne North)

Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend)

Ian Murray (Edinburgh South)

Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

Stephen Pound (Ealing North)

Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall)

Tulip Siddiq (Hampstead and Kilburn)

Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith)

Jeff Smith (Manchester, Withington)

Owen Smith (Pontypridd)

Jo Stevens (Cardiff Central)

Stephen Timms (East Ham)

Catherine West (Hornsey and Wooden Inexperienced)

Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Examination)

Daniel Zeichner (Cambridge)

In other places, fifty two out of 54 SNP MPs blocked the bill after the bash
unsuccessful to secure an amendment necessitating the government to consult
the devolved administrations in advance of triggering Posting 50. Seven
out of nine Liberal Democrat MPs toed the bash line and voted
towards the bill, the exceptions becoming Greg Mulholland (Leeds
North West) and Norman Lamb (North Norfolk).

Owen Smith
Owen Smith was a person of fifty two Labour MPs to vote towards the

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The amendments

MPs tabled a full of sixteen proposed amendments to the Brexit bill
this week. All of them were being defeated by the government. Here’s
what every amendment requested and how MPs voted.

Give MPs a “meaningful” vote on the final deal

Labour’s Chris Leslie led the argument that Theresa Could shouldn’t
be capable to indicator off Britain’s exit deal until eventually unless of course it is
accredited by both Residences of Parliament. A handful of rebel Tories
agreed, which include vocal Remainer Anna Soubry, but this was not
ample to see the amendment through.

The MPs will get a vote at the end of the two-yr Posting 50
process but it’ll be amongst the deal Could negotiates with
the EU and no deal at all. Obviously, the latter isn’t a practical
solution at all, meaning Parliament’s hands are tied.

A second referendum

The Lib Dems want the solution of holding a second vote on EU
membership after the conditions of Britain’s proposed exit has been
set up. This a person did not have a probability.

On the other hand, a total of 19 Labour
MPs voted with the Lib Dems. These were:

Heidi Alexander, Ben Bradshaw, Lyn
Brown, Ann Clwyd, Ann Coffey, Neil Coyle, Geraint Davies, Helen
Hayes, Rupa Huq, David Lammy, Fiona MacTaggart, Rachael Maskell,
Ian Murray, Andy Slaughter, Owen Smith, Jo Stevens, Stephen
Timms, Catherine West and Daniel Zeichner.

Confirm that Brexit will cost-free up £350million a week for the

Labour MP Chuka Umunna needed the government to publish a report
into regardless of whether the claim produced by some Brexiteers that leaving the
EU will unlock an extra £350 million a week for the NHS is real.

Britain to keep in the EU if MPs can’t agree on an exit

The SNP’s Alex Salmond needed MPs to agree that Britain should really
keep in the 28-country bloc if Parliament did not agree on the exit
deal introduced again to Westminster by Could. 19 Labour MPs backed it
— but this was nowhere close to ample.

Block “too much” tax cuts for significant enterprises

Could and other senior ministers have indicated a willingness to
change Britain into a low-tax haven for substantial companies if the
government fails to secure tariff-cost-free entry to the European
single marketplace after Brexit. Labour tried using to go an amendment
necessitating the government to pledge not to give substantial tax cuts to
significant enterprises. It did not triumph.

Ensure protections for workers’ legal rights

Labour place ahead an amendment necessitating Could to make preserving
all workers’ legal rights appreciated by Brits as EU citizens a priority in
exit talks with the 28-country bloc. This proposal received a ton
of assistance but was ultimately defeated by a margin of 45

PM will have to get permission from just about every country in advance of
triggering Posting 50

SNP MPs needed to block the government from triggering Britain’s
exit from the EU unless of course Could gets permission from Scotland, Wales,
and Northern Ireland.

Give a even bigger say to the devolved nations

The government also defeated an amendment calling on the prime
minister to give standard updates to the governments of Scotland,
Wales, and Northern Ireland. 

Make Could report again to MPs just about every two months

Jeremy Corbyn signed this amendment calling on the prime minister
to report again to Parliament with updates on negotiations just about every
two months. It was defeated after a ton of get the job done from Tory whips,
with some Conservative MPs rushed again to Parliament from a
black-tie ball in order to vote.

Publish the Treasury’s verdict on how Brexit will have an affect on
the financial state in advance of triggering Posting 50

Corbyn also signed this amendment calling on the Treasury to
launch an evaluation of the affect leaving the EU will have on
Britain’s financial state in advance of the PM triggers Posting 50.

Expose how considerably Britain will hold shelling out to the EU after

The White Paper released by the government final week mentioned that
Britain would go on to make “appropriate contributions” to the
EU after Brexit. A group of MPs needed to make the government
publish specifically how considerably it would hold giving to Brussels.

Defend the legal rights of folks dwelling in Northern

An amendment led by the Social Democratic and Labour Celebration needed
the government to guarantee that it would safeguard the legal rights of
folks in Northern Ireland as outlined in the Great Friday

Never induce Posting 50 until eventually Gibraltar agrees

The government overcame an amendment calling on Could to consult
the British overseas territory of Gibraltar in advance of invoking
Posting 50.

Never ditch Euratom

An amendment necessitating May’s government to hold Britain in
the EU’s multilateral atomic vitality organisation did
not triumph. 

Defend the legal rights of EU citizens by now dwelling in

Could has continuously refused to confirm regardless of whether EU citizens by now
in Britain will be capable to keep after Brexit until eventually she has
received the very same guarantee from the EU on British expats dwelling
in other places in the 28-country bloc

This is an emotive topic and has riled quite a few MPs. Over 3 million
folks from EU member states currently live In Britain. A
Labour energy to protect the legal rights of EU citizens in Britain
no matter of what other nations in the EU say on the situation was
defeated. Inspite of speak of a key Tory insurrection on the situation,
just three Conservative MPs, Ken Clarke, Tania Mathias and
Andrew Tyrie, voted with Labour.

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