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Tory Lockdown rebels reach 42

Scores of Tories have defied the Government’s instruction to vote for lockdown measures

MPs have just voted to back the 10pm curfew in the House of Commons but a large whipping operation run by “Rebel Commander” Steve Baker meant 42 Tory MPs refused to back down in their opposition to the plans and 18 Tory MPs abstained.

Former Prime Minister Theresa May, former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith and Scottish Tories leader Douglas Ross were all among the Tory abstainers. (although this can be for a variety of reasons)

Of the 82 who voted against, 42 were Conservative MPs. 23 Labour rebels, amongst them Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn, defied Keir Starmer’s instruction to abstain and voted against. Along with Labour, the SNP also abstained on the vote but if they had opposed it, the vote would have removed the Government majority and caused the motion to fail.

Also in the “no” lobby, were 10 Lib Dem MPs, 6 DUP MPs, and Green MP Caroline Lucas.

Tonight disaffected Tory MPs kept their powder dry on a whole raft of lockdown votes, focussing all their firepower on Motion 9, the Statutory Instrument that retrospectively gave the Government powers to restrict the opening hours of certain businesses.

Boris Johnson even put in an appearance to the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs before the showdown in an attempt to convince the rebels to relent, but those in the room said his support was limited. To no very obvious effect, government whips claimed to Tory MPs before the vote that if it failed, local councils would lose their power to impose fines and other measures they need to maintain a lockdown.

In order to vote against the motion, Chris Green, a PPS and the MP for Bolton resigned from the government, citing 20,000 fewer GP referrals to hospital in Bolton due to lockdown measures. He tweeted: “The Bolton lockdown has clearly not worked, and I believe that the cure is worse than the disease”.

In total 299 MPs voted for the motion (301 if you include the two tellers) including 298 Conservative MPs, and 1 DUP MP Jim Shannon.  82 Voted against the motion (84 if you include the two tellers) including 42 Conservative MPs, 23 Labour MPs, 10 Lib Dem MPs, 6 DUP MPs, and Green MP Caroline Lucas. A further 265 did not vote in the division.

The Tellers for the Ayes were Maggie Throup (Conservative) and Michael Tomlinson (Conservative).
The Tellers for the Noes were Philip Hollobone (Conservative) and Craig Mackinlay (Conservative).

The full division list is below:

THE 299 MPs WHO SUPPORTED THE MOTION

Conservative

  1. Nigel Adams
  2. Bim Afolami
  3. Adam Afriyie
  4. Nickie Aiken
  5. Peter Aldous
  6. Lucy Allan
  7. Lee Anderson
  8. Stuart Anderson
  9. Stuart Andrew
  10. Caroline Ansell
  11. Edward Argar
  12. Sarah Atherton
  13. Victoria Atkins
  14. Gareth Bacon
  15. Richard Bacon
  16. Kemi Badenoch
  17. Shaun Bailey
  18. Siobhan Baillie
  19. Duncan Baker
  20. Steve Barclay
  21. John Baron
  22. Simon Baynes
  23. Aaron Bell
  24. Scott Benton
  25. Paul Beresford
  26. Jake Berry
  27. Saqib Bhatti
  28. Ben Bradley
  29. Karen Bradley
  30. Suella Braverman
  31. Jack Brereton
  32. Andrew Bridgen
  33. Steve Brine
  34. Paul Bristow
  35. Sara Britcliffe
  36. James Brokenshire
  37. Anthony Browne
  38. Fiona Bruce
  39. Felicity Buchan
  40. Robert Buckland
  41. Alex Burghart
  42. Conor Burns
  43. Rob Butler
  44. Alun Cairns
  45. Andy Carter
  46. James Cartlidge
  47. William Cash
  48. Miriam Cates
  49. Maria Caulfield
  50. Alex Chalk
  51. Rehman Chishti
  52. Jo Churchill
  53. Greg Clark
  54. Simon Clarke
  55. Theo Clarke
  56. Brendan Clarke-Smith
  57. Chris Clarkson
  58. James Cleverly
  59. Thérèse Coffey
  60. Elliot Colburn
  61. Damian Collins
  62. Alberto Costa
  63. Robert Courts
  64. Claire Coutinho
  65. Geoffrey Cox
  66. Stephen Crabb
  67. Virginia Crosbie
  68. Tracey Crouch
  69. David T C Davies
  70. James Davies
  71. Gareth Davies
  72. Mims Davies
  73. Caroline Dinenage
  74. Sarah Dines
  75. Jonathan Djanogly
  76. Leo Docherty
  77. Michelle Donelan
  78. Nadine Dorries
  79. Steve Double
  80. Oliver Dowden
  81. Flick Drummond
  82. James Duddridge
  83. David Duguid
  84. Philip Dunne
  85. Mark Eastwood
  86. Ruth Edwards
  87. Michael Ellis
  88. Tobias Ellwood
  89. Natalie Elphicke
  90. George Eustice
  91. Luke Evans
  92. David Evennett
  93. Ben Everitt
  94. Michael Fabricant
  95. Laura Farris
  96. Simon Fell
  97. Katherine Fletcher
  98. Mark Fletcher
  99. Nick Fletcher
  100. Vicky Ford
  101. Kevin Foster
  102. Liam Fox
  103. Mark Francois
  104. Lucy Frazer
  105. George Freeman
  106. Mike Freer
  107. Roger Gale
  108. Mark Garnier
  109. Nick Gibb
  110. Peter Gibson
  111. Jo Gideon
  112. Cheryl Gillan
  113. John Glen
  114. Robert Goodwill
  115. Michael Gove
  116. Richard Graham
  117. Helen Grant
  118. James Gray
  119. Chris Grayling
  120. Damian Green
  121. Andrew Griffith
  122. Kate Griffiths
  123. James Grundy
  124. Jonathan Gullis
  125. Robert Halfon
  126. Luke Hall
  127. Stephen Hammond
  128. Matt Hancock
  129. Greg Hands
  130. Rebecca Harris
  131. Trudy Harrison
  132. Sally-Ann Hart
  133. Simon Hart
  134. John Hayes
  135. Oliver Heald
  136. James Heappey
  137. Chris Heaton-Harris
  138. Gordon Henderson
  139. Darren Henry
  140. Antony Higginbotham
  141. Damian Hinds
  142. Simon Hoare
  143. Richard Holden
  144. Kevin Hollinrake
  145. Adam Holloway
  146. Paul Holmes
  147. John Howell
  148. Paul Howell
  149. Nigel Huddleston
  150. Neil Hudson
  151. Eddie Hughes
  152. Jane Hunt
  153. Jeremy Hunt
  154. Sajid Javid
  155. Ranil Jayawardena
  156. Bernard Jenkin
  157. Mark Jenkinson
  158. Andrea Jenkyns
  159. Robert Jenrick
  160. Boris Johnson
  161. Caroline Johnson
  162. Gareth Johnson
  163. David Johnston
  164. Andrew Jones
  165. Fay Jones
  166. David Jones
  167. Marcus Jones
  168. Daniel Kawczynski
  169. Alicia Kearns
  170. Gillian Keegan
  171. Greg Knight
  172. Danny Kruger
  173. Kwasi Kwarteng
  174. Robert Largan
  175. Andrea Leadsom
  176. Edward Leigh
  177. Ian Levy
  178. Andrew Lewer
  179. Brandon Lewis
  180. Ian Liddell-Grainger
  181. Mark Logan
  182. Marco Longhi
  183. Julia Lopez
  184. Jack Lopresti
  185. Cherilyn Mackrory
  186. Rachel Maclean
  187. Alan Mak
  188. Kit Malthouse
  189. Scott Mann
  190. Julie Marson
  191. Jerome Mayhew
  192. Paul Maynard
  193. Jason McCartney
  194. Mark Menzies
  195. Johnny Mercer
  196. Stephen Metcalfe
  197. Robin Millar
  198. Maria Miller
  199. Amanda Milling
  200. Nigel Mills
  201. Andrew Mitchell
  202. Gagan Mohindra
  203. Damien Moore
  204. Robbie Moore
  205. Penny Mordaunt
  206. David Morris
  207. James Morris
  208. Joy Morrissey
  209. Wendy Morton
  210. Kieran Mullan
  211. Holly Mumby-Croft
  212. Sheryll Murray
  213. Andrew Murrison
  214. Robert Neill
  215. Lia Nici
  216. Caroline Nokes
  217. Jesse Norman
  218. Neil O’Brien
  219. Matthew Offord
  220. Guy Opperman
  221. Neil Parish
  222. Priti Patel
  223. Owen Paterson
  224. Mark Pawsey
  225. Mike Penning
  226. John Penrose
  227. Andrew Percy
  228. Chris Philp
  229. Christopher Pincher
  230. Dan Poulter
  231. Rebecca Pow
  232. Victoria Prentis
  233. Tom Pursglove
  234. Jeremy Quin
  235. Will Quince
  236. Dominic Raab
  237. Tom Randall
  238. Jacob Rees-Mogg
  239. Nicola Richards
  240. Angela Richardson
  241. Rob Roberts
  242. Laurence Robertson
  243. Mary Robinson
  244. Lee Rowley
  245. Dean Russell
  246. David Rutley
  247. Selaine Saxby
  248. Paul Scully
  249. Andrew Selous
  250. Grant Shapps
  251. Alok Sharma
  252. Alec Shelbrooke
  253. David Simmonds
  254. Chris Skidmore
  255. Chloe Smith
  256. Greg Smith
  257. Julian Smith
  258. Royston Smith
  259. Amanda Solloway
  260. Ben Spencer
  261. Mark Spencer
  262. Alexander Stafford
  263. Andrew Stephenson
  264. Jane Stevenson
  265. John Stevenson
  266. Bob Stewart
  267. Iain Stewart
  268. Gary Streeter
  269. Mel Stride
  270. Graham Stuart
  271. Julian Sturdy
  272. Rishi Sunak
  273. James Sunderland
  274. Edward Timpson
  275. Kelly Tolhurst
  276. Justin Tomlinson
  277. Anne-Marie Trevelyan
  278. Laura Trott
  279. Elizabeth Truss
  280. Shailesh Vara
  281. Martin Vickers
  282. Theresa Villiers
  283. Robin Walker
  284. Ben Wallace
  285. Jamie Wallis
  286. Matt Warman
  287. Suzanne Webb
  288. Heather Wheeler
  289. Craig Whittaker
  290. John Whittingdale
  291. Bill Wiggin
  292. James Wild
  293. Craig Williams
  294. Gavin Williamson
  295. Mike Wood
  296. Jeremy Wright
  297. Jacob Young
  298. Nadhim Zahawi

Democratic Unionist Party

  1. Jim Shannon

THE 265 MPs WHO DID NOT VOTE IN THE DIVISION

Alliance

  1. Stephen Farry

Conservative

  1. Peter Bottomley
  2. Andrew Bowie
  3. Iain Duncan Smith
  4. Richard Fuller
  5. Mark Harper
  6. Alister Jack
  7. Simon Jupp
  8. Julian Knight
  9. John Lamont
  10. Jonathan Lord
  11. Theresa May
  12. Stephen McPartland
  13. David Mundell
  14. Mark Pritchard
  15. Douglas Ross
  16. Tom Tugendhat
  17. David Warburton
  18. Helen Whately

Democratic Unionist Party

  1. Gregory Campbell

Independent

  1. Jonathan Edwards
  2. Margaret Ferrier
  3. Julian Lewis
  4. Claudia Webbe

Labour

  1. Debbie Abrahams
  2. Rushanara Ali
  3. Tahir Ali
  4. Rosena Allin-Khan
  5. Mike Amesbury
  6. Fleur Anderson
  7. Tonia Antoniazzi
  8. Jonathan Ashworth
  9. Paula Barker
  10. Margaret Beckett
  11. Hilary Benn
  12. Clive Betts
  13. Olivia Blake
  14. Paul Blomfield
  15. Tracy Brabin
  16. Kevin Brennan
  17. Nicholas Brown
  18. Lyn Brown
  19. Karen Buck
  20. Richard Burgon
  21. Ian Byrne
  22. Liam Byrne
  23. Ruth Cadbury
  24. Alan Campbell
  25. Dan Carden
  26. Sarah Champion
  27. Bambos Charalambous
  28. Feryal Clark
  29. Rosie Cooper
  30. Yvette Cooper
  31. Neil Coyle
  32. Stella Creasy
  33. Jon Cruddas
  34. John Cryer
  35. Judith Cummins
  36. Alex Cunningham
  37. Janet Daby
  38. Wayne David
  39. Alex Davies-Jones
  40. Marsha De Cordova
  41. Thangam Debbonaire
  42. Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
  43. Anneliese Dodds
  44. Stephen Doughty
  45. Peter Dowd
  46. Jack Dromey
  47. Rosie Duffield
  48. Maria Eagle
  49. Angela Eagle
  50. Clive Efford
  51. Julie Elliott
  52. Chris Elmore
  53. Florence Eshalomi
  54. Bill Esterson
  55. Chris Evans
  56. Colleen Fletcher
  57. Yvonne Fovargue
  58. Vicky Foxcroft
  59. Mary Kelly Foy
  60. Gill Furniss
  61. Barry Gardiner
  62. Preet Kaur Gill
  63. Mary Glindon
  64. Kate Green
  65. Lilian Greenwood
  66. Margaret Greenwood
  67. Nia Griffith
  68. Louise Haigh
  69. Fabian Hamilton
  70. Emma Hardy
  71. Harriet Harman
  72. Carolyn Harris
  73. Helen Hayes
  74. John Healey
  75. Mark Hendrick
  76. Meg Hillier
  77. Margaret Hodge
  78. Sharon Hodgson
  79. Kate Hollern
  80. Rachel Hopkins
  81. George Howarth
  82. Imran Hussain
  83. Dan Jarvis
  84. Diana Johnson
  85. Kim Johnson
  86. Darren Jones
  87. Gerald Jones
  88. Ruth Jones
  89. Sarah Jones
  90. Mike Kane
  91. Barbara Keeley
  92. Liz Kendall
  93. Afzal Khan
  94. Stephen Kinnock
  95. Peter Kyle
  96. David Lammy
  97. Clive Lewis
  98. Tony Lloyd
  99. Holly Lynch
  100. Justin Madders
  101. Khalid Mahmood
  102. Shabana Mahmood
  103. Seema Malhotra
  104. Rachael Maskell
  105. Christian Matheson
  106. Steve McCabe
  107. Kerry McCarthy
  108. Siobhain McDonagh
  109. Andy McDonald
  110. John McDonnell
  111. Pat McFadden
  112. Conor McGinn
  113. Alison McGovern
  114. Catherine McKinnell
  115. Jim McMahon
  116. Anna McMorrin
  117. Edward Miliband
  118. Navendu Mishra
  119. Jessica Morden
  120. Stephen Morgan
  121. Ian Murray
  122. James Murray
  123. Lisa Nandy
  124. Charlotte Nichols
  125. Alex Norris
  126. Chi Onwurah
  127. Abena Oppong-Asare
  128. Kate Osamor
  129. Taiwo Owatemi
  130. Sarah Owen
  131. Stephanie Peacock
  132. Matthew Pennycook
  133. Toby Perkins
  134. Jess Phillips
  135. Bridget Phillipson
  136. Luke Pollard
  137. Lucy Powell
  138. Yasmin Qureshi
  139. Angela Rayner
  140. Steve Reed
  141. Christina Rees
  142. Ellie Reeves
  143. Rachel Reeves
  144. Jonathan Reynolds
  145. Marie Rimmer
  146. Matt Rodda
  147. Naz Shah
  148. Virendra Sharma
  149. Barry Sheerman
  150. Tulip Siddiq
  151. Andy Slaughter
  152. Cat Smith
  153. Jeff Smith
  154. Nick Smith
  155. Karin Smyth
  156. Alex Sobel
  157. Keir Starmer
  158. Jo Stevens
  159. Wes Streeting
  160. Zarah Sultana
  161. Mark Tami
  162. Sam Tarry
  163. Gareth Thomas
  164. Nick Thomas-Symonds
  165. Emily Thornberry
  166. Stephen Timms
  167. Karl Turner
  168. Liz Twist
  169. Valerie Vaz
  170. Catherine West
  171. Matt Western
  172. Alan Whitehead
  173. Mick Whitley
  174. Nadia Whittome
  175. Beth Winter
  176. Mohammad Yasin
  177. Daniel Zeichner

Liberal Democrat

  1. Christine Jardine

Plaid Cymru

  1. Ben Lake
  2. Liz Saville Roberts
  3. Hywel Williams

Scottish National Party

  1. Hannah Bardell
  2. Mhairi Black
  3. Ian Blackford
  4. Kirsty Blackman
  5. Steven Bonnar
  6. Deidre Brock
  7. Alan Brown
  8. Amy Callaghan
  9. Lisa Cameron
  10. Douglas Chapman
  11. Joanna Cherry
  12. Ronnie Cowan
  13. Angela Crawley
  14. Martyn Day
  15. Martin Docherty-Hughes
  16. Dave Doogan
  17. Allan Dorans
  18. Marion Fellows
  19. Stephen Flynn
  20. Patricia Gibson
  21. Patrick Grady
  22. Peter Grant
  23. Neil Gray
  24. Neale Hanvey
  25. Drew Hendry
  26. Stewart Hosie
  27. Chris Law
  28. David Linden
  29. Kenny MacAskill
  30. Angus Brendan MacNeil
  31. Stewart Malcolm McDonald
  32. Stuart C McDonald
  33. Anne McLaughlin
  34. John McNally
  35. Carol Monaghan
  36. Gavin Newlands
  37. John Nicolson
  38. Brendan O’Hara
  39. Kirsten Oswald
  40. Tommy Sheppard
  41. Alyn Smith
  42. Chris Stephens
  43. Alison Thewliss
  44. Owen Thompson
  45. Richard Thomson
  46. Philippa Whitford
  47. Pete Wishart

Social Democratic & Labour Party

  1. Colum Eastwood
  2. Claire Hanna

THE 82 MPs WHO OPPOSED THE MOTION

Conservative

  1. Imran Ahmad Khan
  2. David Amess
  3. Steve Baker
  4. Harriett Baldwin
  5. Bob Blackman
  6. Crispin Blunt
  7. Peter Bone
  8. Graham Brady
  9. Christopher Chope
  10. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
  11. James Daly
  12. Philip Davies
  13. David Davis
  14. Dehenna Davison
  15. Jackie Doyle-Price
  16. Richard Drax
  17. Marcus Fysh
  18. Nusrat Ghani
  19. Chris Green
  20. Tom Hunt
  21. Pauline Latham
  22. Chris Loder
  23. Tim Loughton
  24. Anthony Mangnall
  25. Karl McCartney
  26. Esther McVey
  27. Huw Merriman
  28. Anne Marie Morris
  29. John Redwood
  30. Andrew Rosindell
  31. Gary Sambrook
  32. Bob Seely
  33. Henry Smith
  34. Desmond Swayne
  35. Robert Syms
  36. Derek Thomas
  37. Craig Tracey
  38. Matt Vickers
  39. Christian Wakeford
  40. Charles Walker
  41. Giles Watling
  42. William Wragg

Democratic Unionist Party

  1. Jeffrey M Donaldson
  2. Paul Girvan
  3. Carla Lockhart
  4. Ian Paisley
  5. Gavin Robinson
  6. Sammy Wilson

Green Party

  1. Caroline Lucas

Labour

  1. Diane Abbott
  2. Apsana Begum
  3. Ben Bradshaw
  4. Chris Bryant
  5. Dawn Butler
  6. Jeremy Corbyn
  7. Geraint Davies
  8. Andrew Gwynne
  9. Mike Hill
  10. Rupa Huq
  11. Kevan Jones
  12. Ian Lavery
  13. Emma Lewell-Buck
  14. Rebecca Long Bailey
  15. Ian Mearns
  16. Grahame Morris
  17. Kate Osborne
  18. Bell Ribeiro-Addy
  19. Lloyd Russell-Moyle
  20. John Spellar
  21. Graham Stringer
  22. Jon Trickett
  23. Derek Twigg

Liberal Democrat

  1. Alistair Carmichael
  2. Wendy Chamberlain
  3. Daisy Cooper
  4. Ed Davey
  5. Tim Farron
  6. Wera Hobhouse
  7. Layla Moran
  8. Sarah Olney
  9. Jamie Stone
  10. Munira Wilson

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