Despite a three-line whip, only 133 Tory MPs actually voted with the Government. Several members of the Cabinet did not vote.
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Nicky Morgan: Our One Nation group of MPs is fighting back against an attempt to hijack the Conservative Party
We are not a party within a party. We simply want to remind our fellow citizens that there are Conservative MPs who want to heal, not perpetuate, divisions.
The Grantham and Stamford MP leaves the Conservative benches, to a cry of “Nick, don’t go” from one of his colleagues.
Indicative votes 8) Customs Union. 33 Conservatives for. 235 against. It was the option that came closest to passing.
Those who voted in favour included Clarke, Herbert and Mitchell. Those against, Hollinrake, Lee and Norman.
Those who voted in favour included Boles, Collins and Morgan. Those against, Atkins, Buckland and Green.
Those who voted in favour included two Foreign Office Ministers, Alan Duncan and Mark Field.
The Letwin plan has not exactly delivered the promised clarity. Instead, the Commons has again said what it does not want.
Johnny Mercer: Reform the leadership rules. MPs should present members with a final four candidates, not two.
That way we would have a proper contest, focused on the future and the full range of issues. And our hardworking members would have a real choice.
I expected a Leave victory to be a profound shock and challenge to politicians. They have struggled to adapt even more than I anticipated.
Gove and Davis followed the Prime Minister, but they were heavily outnumbered in the Parliamentary Conservative Party. The Chief Whip abstained.
The amendment was seen off by 314-312, so the six votes from the Opposition benches made all the difference.
Philip Davies, a famously long-standing and committed Brexiteer, is among their number.
The Attorney General did not vote on the proposal, but also told assembled members he was “happy to commend it to his colleagues”.
A patronising media investigation highlights a deeply warped perspective on what gender equality really means.
There are some brilliant MPs, who go above and beyond. But the majority have hardly covered themselves in glory over Brexit.