Lincolnshire

How Lincolnshire MPs voted before chaotic suspension of Parliament

As Boris Johnson licks stinging wounds from six defeats in six days, the UK is reeling from one of the most dramatic nights since the referendum.

MPs once again voted against a snap general election. The motion needed the support of two thirds of all MPs, but just 293 supported the option for an early election.

Most others abstained, including Conservative MPs whose whip was controversially withdrawn by their authoritarian leader for attempting to block a no-deal Brexit.

Angered politicians also staged a protest against the suspension of parliament for five weeks, and some held up banners emblazoned with “silenced” as departing Speaker of the House John Bercow began proceedings.

“Shame on you,” chanted opposition benches.

Johnson has continuously refused to delay leaving the EU, despite a bill to prevent a no deal exit on October 31 being passed into law on Monday.

The lost general election vote will mean there cannot now be an election until mid November at the earliest.

Here’s the run down of how MPs in Greater Lincolnshire voted, or didn’t, when polled again for an early election. 

  • Horncastle and Louth MP Victoria Atkins (Conservative) – Voted FOR 
  • Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles (Independent) – DID NOT VOTE
  • Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin (Labour) – DID NOT VOTE
  • South Holland and The Deepings MP Sir John Hayes (Conservative) – Voted FOR
  • Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Caroline Johnson (Conservative) – Voted FOR
  • Lincoln MP Karen Lee (Labour) – DID NOT VOTE
  • Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh (Conservative) – Voted FOR
  • Great Grimsby MP Melanie Onn (Labour) – DID NOT VOTE
  • Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy (Conservative) – Voted FOR
  • Cleethorpes MP Martin Vickers (Conservative) – Voted FOR
  • Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman (Conservative) – Voted FOR