First, Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced defeat as MPs on his own party joined forces with the opposition to back a bill aimed at blocking a no deal Brexit. Mr Johnson then called for a general election, insisting the bill “scuppered” his negotiations for a Brexit deal with the EU, and demanding the public decide who they want to take the country forward. But MPs rejected this motion, with Labour largely abstaining from the vote.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faced criticism from supporters of Mr Johnson for rejecting a general election after calling for one for the past two years.
But Mr Corbyn accused the PM of “playing a disingenuous game” to force a no-deal Brexit.
He insisted his party does want a general election, and will back one – but only once the bill to delay a no deal Brexit has passed and not before.
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Mr Johnson needed two-thirds of all MPs to vote in favour of a general election, as set out by the Fixed Term Parliaments Act.
The results saw him achieve 298 for, with 58 voting against – 136 short of the number he needed.
In total, 288 MPs abstained – 214 from Labour, 35 from SNP, 28 Independents, two Conservatives, one from Green and one Lib Dem.
Three Labour MPs appeared to have voted for it and 28 against.
How did your MP vote?
Below is a full list of MPs and how they voted.
The list is organised by constituency, in alphabetical order.
A ‘*’ next to the vote indicated the MP is a teller for the division, and not counted in the totals of those voting for or against the motion.
You should use the ‘Control+F’ on PC or ‘Command+F’ on Mac to search for your MP or constituency easily.
A ‘for’ vote means the MP voted to have a general election (i.e. with the PM), and an ‘against’ vote means the MP voted not to have a general election (i.e. against the PM).
Not voting is essentially the equivalent of voting against the PM, as the vote needed a two-thirds majority to pass.
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