July 15, 2014 | Jim Killock

#DRIP heroes, round one

Voting against the programme motion - the fast-tracking of the legislation through parliament. Please note, it is not a list of everyone who voted against the Bill—a smaller list.


For a list of everyone who voted against the bill, a smaller list, see Hansard.

This list of votes against the timetable motion can be found also in Hansard.


Tellers for the Noes:


Comments (5)

  1. Stu Robertson:
    Jul 15, 2014 at 06:13 PM

    I have emailed my MP Chi Onwurah, who voted for the bill and explained how disappointed I am with her for doing so. I suggest that other members of ORG should check and see if their MP voted yes and show them the plethora of evidence and negative opinion on this ill thought legislation.

  2. Matt Harwood:
    Jul 16, 2014 at 08:30 AM

    Good to see my local MP, and several that I highly respect, standing up against this tyrannical process. Even so, Labour regrettably have my membership card back; tolerating collusion with the coalition to subvert the democratic process is unforgivable.

  3. Katabasis:
    Jul 16, 2014 at 09:22 AM

    It looks like everyone has been confused by Parliament's inscrutable procedures and record keeping (myself included).

    There were no 49 "heroes". This was NOT a vote on the 1st reading of the bill, it was a vote on the timetable of the bill.

  4. PointyShinyBurning:
    Jul 16, 2014 at 09:46 AM

    Katabasis, the point is that allowing the bill only a single day is far too short for any proper debate. Those 49 have done the right thing by voting to do their actual job rather than taking a stitch-up by their party leaders on faith.

  5. Katabasis:
    Jul 16, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Pointy - I understand, but this list is being represented elsewhere as a list of people who are against DRIP rather than simply against its fast tracking. I think the distinction is pretty important.