In the ‘Last Battle’ in the House of Commons 13 March 2012, which Labour MPs did NOT vote against the Health Bill?
Anne Begg (I received information to say that Anne Begg is unwell following a fall. Certainly this is not typical of her previous voting history).
Liam Byrne (such is my low opinon of Byrne, I had to check he didn’t vote with Govt!)
Frank Dobson (Frank in fact voted for one of the amendments and abstained from the another.)
Lindsay Hoyle (Is apparently Deputy Speaker, so does not vote)
Dawn Primarolo (another Deputy Speaker, I’m told)
Sean Woodward (He used to be a Tory MP, you know?)
In most other situations, that would be a pretty good Labour turnout. On this occasion. Not good enough.
That said, even if all those named had voted against the bill, it would still have passed unless there had been a larger LibDem rebellion.
Credit where it’s due…those non-Labour MPs who voted against Govt on Health Bill last night were:
Gregory Campbell (Democratic Unionist)
Nigel Dodds (DU)
Mark Durkan (SDLP)
Andrew George (LD)
Martin Horwood (LD)
Stuart Hosie (SNP)
Julian Huppert (LD)
Eric Joyce (ex-Lab; he’s in all sorts of trouble (and rightly so) but voted to drop bill do gets a thumbs up for that)
John Leech (LD)
Naomi Long (Alliance)
Caroline Lucas (Green)
Alasdair McDonnell (SDLP)
John Pugh (LD)
Angus Robertson (SNP)
Jim Shannon (DU)
Mike Weir (SNP)
Eilidh Whiteford (SNP)
Pete Wishart (SNP)
In a late night hashtag cock-up I labelled some of those above “noshows” when I had intended to tweet them on the hashtag #creditwhereitsdue
The above is the corrected list.
Where I’ve received explanations of why an MP didn’t vote, I’ve shared them here. If you’ve got more insights into a particular MPs behaviour, let me know, and I’ll add it.
In the meantime, I have compiled this from the Hansard record and the all party list of MPs available at this website: http://www.parliament.uk/