There were 44 Tory abstentions – which is in the same territory as last week’s vote on the same issue.
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But it looks as though some 40 others abstained. That’s a warning shot across the Government’s bows on tax rises.
Most of the action has been over Covid-related divisions. And most of the dissenters are from older intakes.
The move, which aims to increase parliamentary scrutiny of the Government, is also signed by Labour and DUP representatives.
They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
This is a carefully-calibrated balancing exercise that honours two rebels who have recently come home.
Our survey. Activists support the withdrawal of the whip from Tory rebels – but lean towards wanting a way back for them.
The key test seems to be whether or not an MP is prepared to pledge their full support to the Conservative manifesto at the next election.
Ex-Tory MPs split three ways on the question of compelling advisers to publish private correspondence
Seven voted for Grieve’s motion, six voted against, and the remaining eight did not vote.
Mark Spencer has reportedly rung round to inform them that they have lost the Whip.
Stewart Jackson: No Conservative MP acting in good conscience can back today’s ploy to defy the people
Gauke, Hammond, Burt and other rebels have little intellectual case for their actions; their moral or political rationale is threadbare.
The 17 Conservative MPs who rebelled against the Government on prorogation – and the ministers who failed to vote
Margot James resigned as a minister following her rebellion. Meanwhile, the Chancellor joined Gauke and Clark in failing to support the Government.
The amendment passed by 317 to 301 – and seven Labour MPs rebelled to back it.
In the night’s only defeat for the Government, it passed by 318 votes to 310 – and with the largest rebellion from Conservative MPs.
Despite their support, the amendment fell by 322 to 290 votes.
The proposal was defeated by 321 to 301 votes.