NHS vote #savethenhs

Here’s the list of the 21 Lib Dems who didn’t vote in Wednesday’s debate opposing the Government’s NHS ‘reforms’. (NB. Mike Crockart seems to have voted both ways in order to register an on-the-record abstention). Those starred are frontbenchers, who may have been (conveniently) absent on ministerial business. The DFID Select Committee was in India this week, which would explain the absence of Malcolm Bruce, who chairs it. The rest, we have to assume, were conscientious objectors. Those voting with the Government included Simon Hughes and Bristol West’s Stephen Williams, plus the ‘payroll vote’ of Ministers and PPSs.

Nick Clegg*
Chris Huhne*
Steve Webb*
Jeremy Browne*
Annette Brooke
Malcolm Bruce
Alistair Carmichael
Tim Farron
Andrew George – spoke in the debate
Mike Hancock
Martin Horwood
Charles Kennedy
Michael Moore*
Greg Mulholland – intervened in the debate
John Pugh – spoke in the debate
Bob Russell
Adrian Sanders
Ian Swales
John Thurso
David Ward
Mark Williams

Plus… Mike Crockart voted both ways.

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  • Steven J. Oram  On March 18, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I thought Simon Hughes was one of the good guys…

  • JM  On March 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I’d tell them to get off the fence, but I’m beginning to feel as though I’m sounding like Corporal Jones’s opposite number: “Do panic! They do like it up ’em”

  • business  On April 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    We had a feisty debate on the NHS – unbelievable for Labour to criticise cuts when a the budget has been increased and b Andy Burnham went into the last election as Health Secretary saying the NHS budget should be cut.

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