Thursday, April 08, 2010

Update: Digital Economy Bill - who did what?

The public whip tells us that the parties voted the following ways on the Digital Economy Bill. Astonishing that just nine Tory MPs (less than one in twenty) bothered to vote on such controversial legislation.
Well done to those Lib Dems who turned up for their unanimous opposition, although due to their low turnout they were outnumbered by the rebel Labour MPs. I thought I'd publish the Labour role of honour;

  • Diane Abbott, Hackney North & Stoke Newington
  • Colin Burgon, Elmet
  • Colin Challen, Morley & Rothwell
  • Jeremy Corbyn, Islington North
  • Andrew Dismore, Hendon
  • David Drew, Stroud
  • Neil Gerrard, Walthamstow
  • John Grogan, Selby
  • Kate Hoey, Vauxhall
  • George Howarth, Knowsley North & Sefton East
  • Lynne Jones, Birmingham, Selly Oak
  • Eric Joyce, Falkirk
  • Peter Kilfoyle, Liverpool, Walton
  • Mark Lazarowicz, Edinburgh North & Leith
  • Andrew Love, Edmonton
  • Robert Marshall-Andrews, Medway
  • Austin Mitchell, Great Grimsby
  • Nick Palmer, Broxtowe
  • Andy Reed, Loughborough
  • Alan Simpson, Nottingham South
  • Mark Todd, South Derbyshire
  • Paul Truswell, Pudsey
  • Tom Watson, West Bromwich East
After a comment from Modernity I realised that I should have a corresponding hall of shame, I only include a selection of MPs;
  • Charles Clarke, Norwich South
  • Frank Dobson, Holborn and St. Pancras
  • Jim Fitzpatrick, Poplar and Canning Town
  • Glenda Jackson, Hampstead and Highgate
  • David Lepper, Brighton Pavillion
  • John McDonnell, Hayes and Harlington
  • Chris Mole, Ipswich
  • Bridget Prentis, Lewisham East
  • Joan Ruddock, Lewisham Deptford
  • Angus MacNeil, Na h-Eileanan an Iar (SNP)
If you go here you can check out whether your MP voted for, against or didn't bother to show up.


ModernityBlog said...

Honest, I thought it was such an awful Bill that it would never get thru, how wrong could I be?

Head honcho of the LRC, John McDonnell, voted for it :(

Jim Jepps said...

Cheers for this - I've added a short list of people who voted for who should have known better

Ingenuity Lee said...

I genuinely didn't think this would go through given the amount of complaints to MP's it had received. Over 20,000 people had wrote to their MP's about it. Another sure fire sign that our political system doesn't represent the people. I don't believe that the majority of the MP's that voted for it understood how the actual internet works.