South west London MPs represent an interesting mix of red, yellow and blue, as well as a sprinkling of independent white.
The past couple of months have been a turbulent time for Boris Johnson’s government, with several key votes taking place regarding Brexit and potential general elections.
Use the interactive diagram below to see how your MP and others in south west London have voted on the most recent votes, which are explained below.
MPs voted 328-301 to seize control of the House of Commons agenda, enabling the Commons to pass a bill forcing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek an extension for Brexit.
Hilary Benn proposed a motion requiring Boris Johnson to seek an extension for Brexit until January 31, 2020 if a deal could not be approved before October 19. MPs passed the Benn Act 329-300 on September 4. It received Royal Assent on September 9 to become law.
Boris Johnson put forward a motion for an early general election. The motion received 298 votes in favour to 56 against, but the Commons rejected the motion after it failed to meet the two-thirds requirement of MPs voting in favour (434) under the Fixed Terms Parliament Act 2011.
Johnson put forward a motion for an early general election a second time. The motion received 293 votes in favour to 46 against, but once again the Commons rejected the motion after it failed to meet the two-thirds requirement of MPs voting in favour under the Fixed Terms Parliament Act 2011.
Rebel MP Sir Oliver Letwin, who lost the Conservative whip and now sits as an Independent, proposed an amendment to Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal which would withhold approval of the deal until after the EU withdrawal bill was passed. This would trigger the Benn Act, forcing Johnson to seek an extension if a deal was not reached. The Commons voted in favour of the amendment 322-306.
MPs voted a second reading of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, and the motion passed 329-299.
After the deal won a majority vote, MPs then voted on a timetable for the bill which would fast-track the deal through Parliament and allow the UK to leave the EU on October 31, 2019. MPs voted no by 322-308.
Vauxhall MP Kate Hoey either voted against the whip of the Labour party on these issues or was absent.
Justine Greening and Stephen Hammond both lost the Conservative whip on September 3 after voting to enable the House of Commons to pass the bill requiring Johnson to seek a Brexit extension if a deal could not be reached.
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