Full list of all MPs who voted against triggering Article 50

Written by David Singleton on 9 February 2017 in Diary

Clive Lewis was among 52 Labour MPs who defied the party's three line whip at the Brexit bill's third reading in the Commons.

Labour was hit by the resignation of one of its top shadow cabinet talents as the government’s Brexit bill was passed overwhelmingly by MPs.

By quitting as shadow business secretary, Lewis became the fourth shadow cabinet member to resign rather than vote in favour of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, which authorises the government to trigger article 50.

He said: “When I became the MP for Norwich South, I promised my constituents I would be Norwich’s voice in Westminster, not Westminster’s voice in Norwich.I therefore cannot, in all good conscience, vote for something I believe will ultimately harm the city I have the honour to represent, love and call home.”

Lewis is seen as a rising star on the left of the party. Bookies William Hill responded by making Lewis 5/1 joint favourite to become the next elected Labour leader. Keir Starmer is believed to be his main rival for the job.

The historic bill was passed overwhelmingly, by 494 votes to 122, completing its passage through the House of Commons without a single amendment. Here are the MPs who voted against the legislation:





(52 out of 229 MPs)

Heidi Alexander (Lewisham East)

Rushanara Ali (Bethnal Green and Bow)

Graham Allen (Nottingham North)

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (Tooting)

Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree)

Ben Bradshaw (Exeter)

Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West)

Lyn Brown (West Ham)

Chris Bryant (Rhondda)

Karen Buck (Westminster North)

Dawn Butler (Brent Central)

Ruth Cadbury (Brentford and Isleworth)

Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley)

Ann Coffey (Stockport)

Neil Coyle (Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Mary Creagh (Wakefield)

Stella Creasy (Walthamstow)

Geraint Davies (Swansea West)

Thangam Debbonaire (Bristol West)

Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth)

Jim Dowd (Lewisham West and Penge)

Maria Eagle (Garston and Halewood)

Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside)

Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham, Deptford)

Mike Gapes (Ilford South)

Kate Green (Stretford and Urmston)

Lilian Greenwood (Nottingham South)

Helen Hayes (Dulwich and West Norwood)

Meg Hillier (Hackney South and Shoreditch)

Rupa Huq (Ealing Central and Acton)

Peter Kyle (Hove)

David Lammy (Tottenham)

Clive Lewis (Norwich South)

Rachael Maskell (York Central)

Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East)

Alison McGovern (Wirral South)

Catherine McKinnell (Newcastle upon Tyne North)

Madeleine Moon (Bridgend)

Ian Murray (Edinburgh South)

Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

Stephen Pound (Ealing North)

Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall)

Tulip Siddiq (Hampstead and Kilburn)

Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith)

Jeff Smith (Manchester Withington)

Owen Smith (Pontypridd)

Jo Stevens (Cardiff Central)

Stephen Timms (East Ham)

Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green)

Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test)

Daniel Zeichner (Cambridge)



(One out of 329 MPs)

Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe)


Scottish National party: 52

(52 out of 54 MPs)*

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Ochil and South Perthshire)

Richard Arkless (Dumfries and Galloway)

Hannah Bardell (Livingston)

Mhairi Black (Paisley and Renfrewshire South)

Ian Blackford (Ross, Skye and Lochaber)

Kirsty Blackman (Aberdeen North)

Philip Boswell (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill)

Deidre Brock (Edinburgh North and Leith)

Alan Brown (Kilmarnock and Loudoun)

Dr Lisa Cameron (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)

Douglas Chapman (Dunfermline and West Fife)

Joanna Cherry (Edinburgh South West)
Ronnie Cowan (Inverclyde)

Angela Crawley (Lanark and Hamilton East)

Martyn Day (Linlithgow and East Falkirk)

Martin Docherty-Hughes (West Dunbartonshire)

Stuart Blair Donaldson (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine)

Margaret Ferrier (Rutherglen and Hamilton West)

Stephen Gethins (North East Fife)

Patricia Gibson (North Ayrshire and Arran)

Patrick Grady (Glasgow North)

Peter Grant (Glenrothes)

Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts)

Drew Hendry (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)

Stewart Hosie (Dundee East)

George Kerevan (East Lothian)

Calum Kerr (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

Chris Law (Dundee West)

John McNally (Falkirk)

Callum McCaig (Aberdeen South)

Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Glasgow South)

Stuart C. McDonald (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)

Roger Mullin (Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)

Angus Brendan MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar)

Anne McLaughlin (Glasgow North East)

Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West)

Dr Paul Monaghan (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)

Gavin Newlands (Paisley and Renfrewshire North)

John Nicolson (East Dunbartonshire)

Brendan O’Hara (Argyll and Bute)

Chris Stephens (Glasgow South West)

Alison Thewliss (Glasgow Central)

Mike Weir (Angus)

Dr Eilidh Whiteford (Banff and Buchan)

Dr Philippa Whitford (Central Ayrshire)

Corri Wilson (Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)

Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire)

Tommy Sheppard (Edinburgh East)

Angus Robertson (Moray)

Alex Salmond (Gordon)

Kirsten Oswald (East Renfrewshire)

Steven Paterson (Stirling)



*Tellers for noes

Marion Fellows (SNP, Motherwell and Wishaw)

Owen Thompson (SNP, Midlothian)


Liberal Democrats

(Seven out of nine MPs)

Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland)

Nick Clegg (Sheffield Hallam)

Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale)

Sarah Olney (Richmond Park)

Mark Williams (Ceredigion)

John Pugh (Southport)

Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington)


Green party

(One out of one MP)

Caroline Lucas (Brighton Pavilion)



(Three out of three MPs)

Margaret Ritchie (South Down)

Mark Durkan (Foyle)

Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South)



Plaid Cymru

(Three out of three MPs)

Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)

Hywel Williams (Arfon)

Liz Saville Roberts (Dwyfor Meirionnydd)



(Three out of the four independent MPs)

Michelle Thomson (Edinburgh West)

Lady Hermon (North Down)

Natalie McGarry (Glasgow East)






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