The 136 peers in Brexit denial who think we should remain in the EU’s Single Market

The 136 peers in Brexit denial who think we should remain in the EU’s Single Market

During yesterday’s Committee Stage proceedings in the House of Lords on the Article 50 Bill, peers discussed an amendment proposed by former Labour Cabinet Minister Lord Hain that sought to allow the Prime Minister to trigger Article 50 only if she gives an undertaking to negotiate “on the basis of the United Kingdom retaining membership of the European Single Market”.

Nearly two hours of debate followed, much of it involving peers claiming to “accept” or “respect” the referendum result, but proceeding to insist that there was no mandate for leaving the Single Market – despite both Leave and Remain campaigns having made clear during the campaign that a Leave vote would entail exactly that.

When the House divided, Hain’s amendment was heavily defeated by 299 votes to 136: a healthy Government majority of 163.

There was bumper turnout of Tory peers to help defeat the amendment: 208 of the party’s 252 members of the Lords voted against the amendment with just one – Baroness Wheatcroft – voting for it. 55 Labour peers backed the Government, with 33 supporting the Hain amendment; 79 of the 102 Lib Dem peers were there to back the amendment; but more of the crossbench peers participating in the division backed the Government than didn’t.

Below is a full list of the 136 peers who backed the amendment – the self-selecting ultra-Remainers who are evidently in denial of the effect of the referendum result:

Conservative (1)
Baroness Wheatcroft

Crossbench (18)
Lord Bilimoria, Earl of Clancarty, Baroness Coussins, Lord Eames, Lord Haskins, Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick, Baroness Hollins, Baroness Kidron, Lord Krebs, Lord Low of Dalston, Lord Mair, Baroness Masham of Ilton, Baroness Meacher, Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve, Earl of Sandwich, Duke of Somerset, Lord Warner, Baroness Young of Hornsey

Labour (33)
Baroness Bakewell, Lord Berkeley, Baroness Blackstone, Lord Bragg, Lord Cashman, Baroness Corston, Baroness Crawley, Lord Davies of Stamford, Lord Drayson, Lord Faulkner of Worcester, Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland, Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, Lord Giddens, Lord Hain, Viscount Hanworth, Baroness Howells of St Davids, Baroness Hughes of Stretford, Lord Judd, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, Lord Knight of Weymouth, Lord Lea of Crondall, Lord Liddle, Baroness Lister of Burtersett, Lord Livermore, Lord Mandelson, Lord Monks, Lord Morgan, Lord Pendry, Lord Puttnam, Baroness Quin, Lord Triesman, Lord Whitty, Lord Winston

Liberal Democrat (79)
Lord Addington, Lord Allan of Hallam, Baroness Barker, Lord Beith, Baroness Benjamin, Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted, Lord Bradshaw, Baroness Brinton, Lord Bruce of Bennachie, Lord Burnett, Baroness Burt of Solihull, Lord Campbell of Pittenweem, Lord Clement-Jones, Lord Cotter, Lord Dholakia, Lord Fearn, Baroness Featherstone, Lord Foster of Bath, Lord Fox, Baroness Garden of Frognal, Lord German, Earl of Glasgow, Baroness Grender, Baroness Hamwee, Baroness Harris of Richmond, Baroness Humphreys, Lord Hussain, Baroness Hussein-Ece, Baroness Janke, Baroness Jolly, Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope, Baroness Kramer, Lord Lee of Trafford, Baroness Ludford, Lord Macdonald of River Glaven, Lord McNally, Baroness Maddock, Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, Lord Newby, Baroness Northover, Lord Oates, Lord Paddick, Lord Palmer of Childs Hill, Baroness Parminter, Baroness Pinnock, Baroness Randerson, Lord Razzall, Lord Redesdale, Lord Rennard, Lord Roberts of Llandudno, Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank, Baroness Scott of Needham Market, Lord Scriven, Lord Sharkey, Baroness Sheehan, Lord Shipley, Lord Shutt of Greetland, Baroness Smith of Newnham, Lord Stephen, Lord Stoneham of Droxford, Lord Storey, Lord Strasburger, Lord Stunell, Baroness Suttie, Lord Taverne, Lord Taylor of Goss Moor, Lord Teverson, Lord Thomas of Gresford, Baroness Thomas of Winchester, Viscount Thurso, Lord Tope, Lord Tyler, Baroness Tyler of Enfield, Lord Wallace of Saltaire, Lord Wallace of Tankerness, Baroness Walmsley, Lord Willis of Knaresborough, Lord Wrigglesworth

Non-affiliated (4)
Lord Loomba, Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, Lord Smith of Finsbury, Baroness Tonge

Plaid Cymru (1)
Lord Wigley

You can see the full list of who voted with the Government to block the amendment via Hansard.