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Tue Dec 1, 2020, 04:19 PM

Johnson suffers biggest Commons revolt since election as MPs back new Covid tiers by 291 to 78

Source: The Guardian

MPs vote for Covid regulations - but with around 70 Tories not supporting goverment
The government has won by 291 votes to 78 – a majority of 213. But there are 364 Conservative MPs, which means 73 of them did not vote for the government.

Some of them may have had a valid reason although, now that proxy voting is allowed in the Commons, it can be assumed that most of the 73 who did not back the government were voting against or abstaining.


Previous biggest Tory Commons revolts since general election
We are expecting this to be the biggest Commons revolt that Boris Johnson has suffered since the general election.

The other main ones have been:
* Vote on the 10pm “curfew” on 13 October - with 42 Tories voting against the government
* Vote on stopping Huawei equipment from being used in 5G on 10 March - with 36 Tories voting against
* Vote on the lockdown on 4 November - with 32 Tories voting against the government

These are the figures for Conservative MPs who voted against the government in those divisions. In each of them there were two more Tory MPs who rebelled by acting as tellers.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2020/dec/01/uk-coronavirus-live-gove-johnson-tory-mps-covid-restrictions-tiers-latest-updates

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Tue Dec 1, 2020, 04:39 PM

1. When Brexit goes in I hope there is much more of this

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