The Labour MPs who never turned up.

Could they have won it?

The Labour party Bedroom Tax motion was defeated (12 NOV)  by 252 to 226 .  But if all 257 Labour MPs had turned up they would have defeated the government.  Who were they and I wonder why they didn’t turn up to vote?  It looks like some 47 Labour MPs didn’t vote… Surely they weren’t all paired? (Pairing system means opposing MPs can both be absent).

[has 39]   Ann McKechin?, NO to BT Glasgow,    Jim Hood?, Lanark,  Geoffrey Robinson?

[has 47] Red Labour (Facebook) list

Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington)

Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth)
Bob Ainsworth (Coventry North East)
Douglas Alexander (Paisley & Renfrewshire South) – DELEGATION VISITING AUSCHWITZ
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South) – PATERNITY LEAVE.
Hugh Bayley (York Central)
David Blunkett (Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough)
Gordon Brown (Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath)
Chris Bryant (Rhondda)
Ann Coffey (Stockport)
Huw Irranca Davies (Ogmore)
Geraint Davies (Swansea West)
Gloria Del Piero (Ashfield)
Jim Dobbin (Heywood and Middleton)
Frank Dobson (Holborn and St Pancras)
Brian Donohoe (Central Ayrshire)
Frank Doran (Aberdeen North)
Clive Efford (Eltham)
Frank Field (Birkenhead)
Paul Flynn (Newport West)
Mike Gapes (Ilford South)
David Hamilton (Midlothian)
Margaret Hodge (Barking)
George Howarth (Knowsley)
Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley)
Siân James (Swansea East)
Alan Johnson (Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle)
Tessa Jowell (Dulwich and West Norwood)
Gerald Kaufman (Manchester Gorton)
David Lammy (Tottenham)
Ian Lucas (Wrexham)
Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden)
Alan Meale (Gateshead)
Meg Munn (Sheffield Heeley) @megmunnmp
Jim Murphy (East Renfrewshire)
Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts)
Dawn Primarolo (Bristol South)
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford)
Anas Sarwar (Glasgow Central)
John Spellar (Warley)
Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South)
Chuka Umunna (Streatham) – in Palestine.
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North)
Dave Watts (St Helens North)
Alan Whitehead (Southampton Test)
Shaun Woodward (St Helens South and Whiston)




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