Anti-No Dealers defeat Government on Finance Bill amendment – How every MP voted

Anti-No Dealers defeat Government on Finance Bill amendment – How every MP voted

The Government suffered a defeat on the floor of the House of Commons last night (by seven votes) as 20 Conservative MPs defied a three-line whip and supported Yvette Cooper’s amendment to the Finance Bill seeking to prevent the Government from implementing the no-deal provisions of Clause 89 of the Bill without the explicit consent of Parliament for such an outcome.

On the face of it this might sound alarming – and some media coverage last night certainly felt sensationalist as we heard of a “significant defeat” and a “Brexit crisis”. But in reality, Clause 89 of the Finance Bill concerns minor and technical changes to tax law post-Brexit and the amendment was about anti-No Deal MPs making their presence felt rather than really amending the law of the land.

As Brexiteer Tory MP Sir Bernard Jenkin explains:

“This amendment is only to restrict the use of powers in the Finance Bill to make ‘minor amendments to certain taxes, not including VAT or customs or excise duties, in consequence of EU withdrawal’. The proposers of this amendment are attempting to sabotage other government business because they know Parliament has already set the Brexit date in law for 29th March, with or without a Withdrawal Agreement, and they cannot change that. All this would require is for the government to use other legislative means to make any necessary tax changes. It’s not a big deal.”

His colleague Jacob Rees-Mogg told me last night that the move was “pointless and tokenistic”, while Downing Street labelled it as nothing more than an “inconvenience”.

303 MPs voted for the amendment (305 if you include the two tellers), including 20 Conservative rebels and the full complement of SNP, Lib Dem, Plaid Cymru and Green MPs as well as the vast majority of Labour MPs.

Meanwhile, 296 MPs voted against the amendment (298 including two tellers), including most Tory MPs, all 11 MPs from Northern Ireland who have taken their seats (10 DUP and 1 Independent) and 3 Labour rebels.

Below are full lists of which MPs voted for the amendment, 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.) and of course the full list of those who voted against the amendment.

THE 305 MPs WHO BACKED THE COOPER ANTI-NO DEAL AMENDMENT

 

Conservative

  1. Heidi Allen
  2. Guto Bebb
  3. Richard Benyon
  4. Nick Boles
  5. Kenneth Clarke
  6. Jonathan Djanogly
  7. Michael Fallon
  8. George Freeman
  9. Justine Greening
  10. Dominic Grieve
  11. Sam Gyimah
  12. Phillip Lee
  13. Oliver Letwin
  14. Nicky Morgan
  15. Bob Neill
  16. Antoinette Sandbach
  17. Nicholas Soames
  18. Anna Soubry
  19. Edward Vaizey
  20. Sarah Wollaston

Green

  1. Caroline Lucas

Independent

  1. Ivan Lewis
  2. Stephen Lloyd
  3. Jared O’Mara

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. 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. Ann Coffey
  35. Julie Cooper
  36. Rosie Cooper
  37. Yvette Cooper
  38. Jeremy Corbyn
  39. Neil Coyle
  40. Mary Creagh
  41. Stella Creasy
  42. Judith Cummings
  43. Alex Cunningham
  44. Jim Cunningham
  45. Janet Daby
  46. Nic Dakin
  47. Wayne David
  48. Geraint Davies
  49. Marsha De Cordova
  50. Gloria de Piero
  51. Thangam Debbonaire (Teller)
  52. Emma Dent Coad
  53. Tan Dhesi
  54. Annaliese Dodds
  55. Stephen Doughty
  56. Peter Dowd
  57. David Drew
  58. Jack Dromey
  59. Rosie Duffield
  60. Angela Eagle
  61. Maria Eagle
  62. Clive Efford
  63. Julie Elliott
  64. Louise Ellman
  65. Chris Elmore
  66. Bill Esterson
  67. Christopher Evans
  68. Paul Farrelly
  69. Jim Fitzpatrick
  70. Colleen Fletcher (Teller)
  71. Yvonne Fovargue
  72. Vicky Foxcroft
  73. James Frith
  74. Gill Furniss
  75. Hugh Gaffney
  76. Mike Gapes
  77. Barry Gardiner
  78. Ruth George
  79. Preet Gill
  80. Mary Glindon
  81. Roger Godsiff
  82. Helen Goodman
  83. Kate Green
  84. Lilian Greenwood
  85. Margaret Greenwood
  86. Nia Griffith
  87. John Grogan
  88. Andrew Gwynne
  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. Stephen Hepburn
  100. Mike Hill
  101. Meg Hillier
  102. Sharon Hodgson
  103. Kate Hollern
  104. Rupa Huq
  105. Imran Hussain
  106. Diana Johnson
  107. Darren Jones
  108. Gerald Jones
  109. Helen Jones
  110. Kevan Jones
  111. Sarah Jones
  112. Susan Elan Jones
  113. Michael Kane
  114. Barbara Keeley
  115. Elizabeth Kendall
  116. Afzal Khan
  117. Gerard Killen
  118. Stephen Kinnock
  119. Peter Kyle
  120. Lesley Laird
  121. David Lammy
  122. Ian Lavery
  123. Karen Lee
  124. Christopher Leslie
  125. Emma Lewell-Buck
  126. Clive Lewis
  127. Tony Lloyd
  128. Rebecca Long-Bailey
  129. Ian Lucas
  130. Justin Madders
  131. Khalid Mahmood
  132. Shabana Mahmood
  133. Seema Malhotra
  134. Gordon Marsden
  135. Sandy Martin
  136. Rachael Maskell
  137. Chris Matheson
  138. Steve McCabe
  139. Kerry McCarthy
  140. Siobhain McDonagh
  141. Andy McDonald
  142. John McDonnell
  143. Pat McFadden
  144. Conor McGinn
  145. Alison McGovern
  146. Liz McInnes
  147. Catherine McKinnell
  148. Jim McMahon
  149. Anna McMorrin
  150. Ian Mearns
  151. Ed Miliband
  152. Jessica Morden
  153. Stephen Morgan
  154. Grahame Morris
  155. Ian Murray
  156. Alex Norris
  157. Melanie Onn
  158. Chi Onwurah
  159. Kate Osamor
  160. Albert Owen
  161. Stephanie Peacock
  162. Teresa Pearce
  163. Matthew Pennycook
  164. Toby Perkins
  165. Jess Phillips
  166. Bridget Phillipson
  167. Laura Pidcock
  168. Jo Platt
  169. Luke Pollard
  170. Stephen Pound
  171. Lucy Powell
  172. Yasmin Qureshi
  173. Faisal Rashid
  174. Angela Rayner
  175. Steve Reed
  176. Christina Rees
  177. Ellie Reeves
  178. Rachel Reeves
  179. Emma Reynolds
  180. Jonathan Reynolds
  181. Marie Rimmer
  182. Matt Rodda
  183. Danielle Rowley
  184. Chris Ruane
  185. Lloyd Russell-Moyle
  186. Joan Ryan
  187. Virendra Sharma
  188. Barry Sheerman
  189. Paula Sherriff
  190. Gavin Shuker
  191. Andy Slaughter
  192. Ruth Smeeth
  193. Angela Smith
  194. Cat Smith
  195. Eleanor Smith
  196. Jeff Smith
  197. Laura Smith
  198. Nick Smith
  199. Owen Smith
  200. Karin Smyth
  201. Gareth Snell
  202. Alex Sobel
  203. John Spellar
  204. Keir Starmer
  205. Jo Stevens
  206. Wes Streeting
  207. Paul Sweeney
  208. Mark Tami
  209. Gareth Thomas
  210. Nick Thomas-Symonds
  211. Emily Thornberry
  212. Stephen Timms
  213. Jon Trickett
  214. Anna Turley
  215. Karl Turner
  216. Derek Twigg
  217. Stephen Twigg
  218. Liz Twist
  219. Chuka Umunna
  220. Valerie Vaz
  221. Thelma Walker
  222. Tom Watson
  223. Catherine West
  224. Matt Western
  225. Alan Whitehead
  226. Martin Whitfield
  227. Paul Williams
  228. Chris Williamson
  229. Phil Wilson
  230. Mohammad Yasin
  231. 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 34 MPs WHO DID NOT VOTE IN THE DIVISION*=========

 

Conservative

  1. Christopher Chope
  2. Liam Fox
  3. Luke Hall
  4. Damian Hinds
  5. George Hollingbery
  6. Jeremy Lefroy
  7. Theresa May
  8. Rebecca Pow
  9. Will Quince
  10. Henry Smith
  11. Caroline Spelman

Independent

  1. Frank Field
  2. Kelvin Hopkins
  3. Fiona Onasanya
  4. John Woodcock

Labour

  1. Ian Austin
  2. Kevin Barron
  3. David Crausby
  4. Jon Cruddas
  5. John Cryer
  6. Caroline Flint
  7. Paul Flynn
  8. Margaret Hodge
  9. Dan Jarvis
  10. Graham Jones
  11. Holly Lynch
  12. John Mann
  13. Madeleine Moon
  14. Lisa Nandy
  15. Geoffrey Robinson
  16. Naz Shah
  17. Tulip Siddiq
  18. Dennis Skinner
  19. Keith Vaz

*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. Also excluded are 2 further MPs who have been chairing proceedings of the Committee Stage, namely Nadine Dorries (Con) and George Howarth (Lab). 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.

THE 298 MPs WHO OPPOSED THE COOPER ANTI-NO DEAL AMENDMENT

 

Conservative

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

Labour

  1. Ronnie Campbell
  2. Kate Hoey
  3. Graham Stringer