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Where does your MP stand?
15 Nov, 2018

For or against the People’s Vote?

London4Europe Committee Member Michael Romberg has provided lists of where MPs stand on the People’s Vote and other useful information for when you write or go to see them. Other articles in this series are: how to arrange to see your MP, what messages land with your MP, briefing for the meeting, and a model letter to get you started if you cannot arrange to see your MP.

** Updated 2 December 2018 with later information **

These tables give you information about the London MPs and their constituencies. Notes at the end explain what the abbreviations mean.

Many MPs are toeing the party line. For the Conservatives that is Brexit on whatever deal Theresa May comes up with and no further referendum. The Labour Party conference resolution calls for rejection of the Government’s deal if it fails Keir Starmer’s six tests, followed by an attempt to obtain a general election; if there is no general election then all options are on the table, including a public vote.

The actual personal position of MPs varies of course: ultra-hard Brexit/ soft Brexit/ going along with Brexit/ Remain.

We do not know how many of those apparent party loyalists will break ranks when the real vote comes. They will not tell you in any meeting that you have with them – especially if they are in the Government or a shadow Minister or a Parliamentary Private Secretary. But that does not make a meeting useless. They need to know where you stand.

The information in the tables may help you understand your MP better. We have found some information from the 2016 campaign that may show how sincere a post-referendum conversion to Brexit is. It might even give you a way in to sowing some doubt in the minds of Leave campaigners as to whether their hopes will be realised.

We have not looked at the voting record other than on a referendum because we do not really care about whether they support the single market or customs union. Remain and a referendum to obtain it are all that matters. If interested you can find out more about your MP’s voting record here.

For some MPs it was not worth setting out information. However, where appropriate, if you have better information that can be referenced publicly, eg a press article, do please send it to us.

 

Liberal Democrat MPs

All Liberal Democrat MPs are reliably in favour of Remain and a referendum on the terms with the option to Remain – lucky you if one of them is your MP

When you write you will no doubt wish to show support for their stance. It would also be worth pointing out that success will come only if MPs from other parties join them. So it will be important to set aside all party political rivalry, no matter how tempting.

 

Constituency

& majority

Remain %

Borough

MP

2016

2018

Name

PV?

Carshalton & Wallington

 

1,369

 

MRP: 62% for People's Vote

44

51

Sutton

 

Tom Brake

Kingston & Surbiton

 

4,124

 

MRP: 63% for People's Vote

58

64

Kingston

Yes

Ed Davey

Twickenham

 

9,762

 

MRP: 65% for People's Vote

66

69

Richmond

Yes

Vince Cable

 

 

Conservative MPs

Justine Greening and Jo Johnson have come out publicly for a People’s Vote. That is very brave of them – they must be getting a fair amount of aggro from Leave voters and their party.

All other Conservative MPs are apparently supportive of the Government’s stance in not wanting a referendum. Some may have come out for a harder or softer Brexit than the Government envisages.

 

Constituency & majority

Remain %

Borough

MP

Notes

2016

2018

Name

PV?

Beckenham

 

15,087

 

MRP: 54% for People's Vote

52

53

Bromley

No

Bob Stewart

L*

ERG

Bexleyheath and Crayford

 

9,073

 

MRP: 53% for People's Vote

35

44

Bexley

 

David Evennett

R

Bromley and Chislehurst

 

9,590

 

MRP: 55% for People's Vote

50

52/ 55

Bromley

No

Bob Neill

 

R*

Chelsea and Fulham

 

8,188

 

MRP: 59% for People's Vote

71

70/ 71

Hammersmith & Fulham (Part in RBKC)

Yes

(   )

Greg Hands

R

Chingford and Woodford Green

 

2,438

 

MRP: 58% for People's Vote

51

56/ 58

Redbridge (part in Waltham Forest)

Yes

 

(Yes)

Iain Duncan Smith

L

ERG

Chipping Barnet

 

353

 

MRP: 59% for People's Vote

59

61/ 64

Barnet

No

Theresa Villiers

Opp

L

L*

L*

L*

L*

L*

Cities of London and Westminster

 

3,148

 

MRP: 60% for People's Vote

71

72/ 73

Westminster and City

 

Mark Field

R

R*

R*

R*

Govt

Croydon South

 

11,406

 

MRP: 55% for People's Vote

54

55

Croydon

 

Chris Philp

Opp

R

R*

PPS

Finchley and Golders Green

 

1,657

 

MRP: 60% for People's Vote

69

69/ 70

Barnet

No

Mike Freer

R

R*

Govt

Harrow East

 

1,757

 

MRP: 57% for People's Vote

52

55/ 60

Harrow

 

Bob Blackman

L

L*

ERG

Hendon

 

1,072

 

MRP: 58% for People's Vote

58

61/ 64

Barnet

No

Matthew Offord

L

L*

ERG

Hornchurch and Upminster

 

17,723

 

MRP: 49% for People's Vote

30

37

Havering

 

Julia Lopez

L*

ERG

Old Bexley and Sidcup

 

15,466

 

MRP: 51% for People's Vote

37

42

Bexley

 

James Brokenshire

R

Govt

Orpington

 

19,453

 

MRP: 50% for People's Vote

42

45

Bromley

No

Jo Johnson

PV*

PV*

R

R*

Res

Putney

 

1,554

 

MRP: 62% for People's Vote

73

74/ 73

Wandsworth

 

Justine Greening

PV

PV*

PV*

PV*

PV*

R

Richmond Park

 

45

 

MRP: 62% for People's Vote

72

74/ 72

Kingston (part in Richmond)

Yes

 

(Yes)

Zac Goldsmith

L

L*

Romford

 

13,859

 

MRP: 51% for People's Vote

31

40

Havering

 

Andrew Rosindell

Opp

(Opp)

L

L*

L*

ERG

Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

 

13,980

 

MRP: 54% for People's Vote

51

55

Harrow (part in Hillingdon)

 

Nick Hurd

R

R*

Govt

Sutton & Cheam

 

12,698

 

MRP: 58% for People's Vote

49

55

Sutton

 

Paul Scully

L

L*

Uxbridge and South Ruislip

 

5,034

 

MRP: 56% for People's Vote

44

51/ 52

Hillingdon

 

Boris Johnson

L

Wimbledon

 

5,622

 

MRP: 61% for People's Vote

71

72/ 71

Merton

Yes

Stephen Hammond

R

R*

R*

 

 

Labour MPs

Labour MPs are divided with some supporting the party line and others having come out for a People’s Vote (and some not obviously declaring their position even if they are not shadow ministers). It is brave of MPs to support a referendum with a Remain option because it must bring them aggro from Leave voters, the official party machinery and those party members who see it as an act of disloyalty to Jeremy Corbyn.

Some “Labour” MPs are actually members of the Co-operative Party, a sister party. The Co-operative party has come out for a people’s vote, but not all of its MPs have done so. Those who have not might be particularly worth pressing.

The November 2018 YouGov Multi-level Regression and Post-Stratification analysis showed that in every Labour-held seat a majority of Labour voters backed a People's Vote and would support Remain; in addition a majority of all voters want a people's Vote. (Figures exclude don't know/ won't answer; constituency figures are in the report.)

Constituency & majority

Remain %

Borough

MP

Notes

2016

2018

Name

PV?

Barking

 

21,608

 

MRP: 62% for People's Vote

40

52

Barking & Dagenham

 

Margaret Hodge

PV

PV*

R

Battersea

 

2,416

 

MRP: 64% for People's Vote

77

76

Wandsworth

 

Marsha De Cordova

R*

SM

Bermondsey and Old Southwark

 

12,972

 

MRP: 73% for People's Vote

73

78

Southwark

GE

Neil Coyle

PV

PV*

PV*

R

V

V!

Bethnal Green and Bow

 

35,393

 

MRP: 72% for People's Vote

69

76

Tower Hamlets

Yes

Rushanara Ali

PV

PV*

R

Brent Central

 

27,997

 

MRP: 67% for People's Vote

57

65

Brent

Yes

Dawn Butler

R

R*

R*

R*

R*

R*

Res

Res

SM

Brent North

 

17,061

 

MRP: 63% for People's Vote

57

63

Brent

Yes

Barry Gardiner

Opp

R

R*

SM

Brentford and Isleworth

 

12,182

 

MRP: 63% for People's Vote

57

64

Hounslow

Yes

Ruth Cadbury

PV

PV*

PV*

PV*

R

Res

Res

Res

Camberwell and Peckham

 

37,316

 

MRP: 72% for People's Vote

70

76

Southwark

GE

Harriet Harman

R

R*

R*

R*

R*

R*

PL

Croydon Central

 

5,652

 

MRP: 59% for People's Vote

50

59

Croydon

 

Sarah Jones

?

R*

R*

Survey

Croydon North

 

32,365

 

MRP: 66% for People's Vote

59

65

Croydon

 

Steve Reed

PV*?

?

?

R

R*

R*

R*

R*

R*

Res

Co-op

Dagenham and Rainham

 

4,652

 

MRP: 56% for People's Vote

30

41

Barking & Dagenham (part in Havering)

 

Jon Cruddas

R

R*

R*

Dulwich and West Norwood

 

28,156

 

MRP: 70% for People's Vote

78

81

Lambeth (part in Southwark)

Yes

 

( GE )

Helen Hayes

PL*

PV

PV*

PV*

PV*

R

V

V*

Ealing Central and Acton

 

13,807

 

MRP: 66% for People's Vote

71

73

Ealing

Yes

Rupa Huq

PV

PV*

PV*

PV*

PV*

R

Ealing North

 

19,693

 

MRP: 63% for People's Vote

54

61

Ealing

Yes

Stephen Pound

PL

PL

R

SM

Ealing Southall

 

22,090

 

MRP: 66% for People's Vote

58

65

Ealing

Yes

Virendra Sharma

PV

PV*

PV*

PV*

R

East Ham

 

39,883

 

MRP: 69% for People's Vote

53

67

Newham

 

Stephen Timms

PV

R

V

Edmonton

 

21,115

 

MRP: 65% for People's Vote

54

60

Enfield

 

Kate Osamor

R

R*

R*

Co-op

Eltham

 

6,296

 

MRP: 59% for People's Vote

48

53

Greenwich

Yes

Clive Efford

R

R*

R*

Enfield North

 

10,247

 

MRP: 60% for People's Vote

51

59

Enfield

 

Joan Ryan

PV

PV*

PV*

R

Enfield Southgate

 

4,355

 

MRP: 61% for People's Vote

62

64

Enfield

 

Bambos Charalambous

R*

?

PPS

Erith and Thamesmead

 

10,014

 

MRP: 60% for People's Vote

46

55

Bexley (part in Greenwich)

 

 

(Yes)

Teresa Pearce

R

 

Feltham and Heston

 

15,603

 

MRP: 61% for People's Vote

44

55

Hounslow

Yes

Seema Malhotra

 

 

?

R

R*

R*

R*

R*

R*

R*

R*

Res

Co-op

Greenwich and Woolwich

 

20,714

 

MRP: 69% for People's Vote

64

69

Greenwich

Yes

Matthew Pennycook

R

R*

R*

R*

Res

SM

Hackney North and Stoke Newington

 

35,139

 

MRP: 73% for People's Vote

79

82

Hackney

 

Diane Abbott

?

R

SM

Hackney South and Shoreditch

 

37,931

 

MRP: 72% for People's Vote

78

78

Hackney

 

Meg Hillier

R

Co-op

Hammersmith

 

18,651

 

MRP: 67% for People's Vote

69

72

Hammersmith & Fulham

Yes

Andy Slaughter

PV

PV*

PV*

PV*

PV*

R

V

Hampstead and Kilburn

 

15,560

 

MRP: 67% for People's Vote

76

78

Brent (part in Camden)

Yes

 

(Yes)

Tulip Siddiq

 

 

 

PV

PV*

PV*

PV*

PV*

R

Res

Res

Res

Res

Survey

Harrow West

 

13,314

 

MRP: 62% for People's Vote

55

63

Harrow

 

Gareth Thomas

PV

PV*

PV*

PV*

PV*

R

Co-op

Hayes and Harlington

 

18,115

 

MRP: 62% for People's Vote

41

53

Hillingdon

 

John McDonnell

R

SM

Holborn and St Pancras

 

30,509

 

MRP: 70% for People's Vote

73

75

Camden

Yes

Keir Starmer

R

R*

SM

Hornsey and Wood Green

 

30,738

 

MRP: 72% for People's Vote

75

78

Haringey

GE

Catherine West

 

 

 

 

 

PV

PV*

PV*

PV*

PV*

R

Res

Res

V

V*

V!

Ilford North

 

9,639

 

MRP: 60% for People's Vote

47

53

Redbridge

Yes

Wes Streeting

PV

PV*

PV*

PV*

PV*

PV*

PV*

R

Ilford South

 

31,647

 

MRP: 65% for People's Vote

56

64

Redbridge

Yes

Mike Gapes

PV

PV*

PV*

PV*

PV*

PV*

R

V!

Co-op

Islington North

 

33,215

 

MRP: 74% for People's Vote

78

82

Islington

GE

Jeremy Corbyn

R

R*

SM

Islington South and Finsbury

 

20,263

 

MRP: 69% for People's Vote

72

77

Islington

GE

Emily Thornberry

PL

R

R*

SM

Kensington

 

20

 

MRP: 62% for People's Vote

69

67

RBKC

 

Emma Dent Coad

R*

 

Lewisham Deptford

 

34,899

 

MRP: 72% for People's Vote

75

80

Lewisham

Yes

Vicky Foxcroft

R

PL

SM

Lewisham East

 

5,629

 

MRP: 66% for People's Vote

65

70

Lewisham

Yes

Janet Daby

PV

PV*

R*

Lewisham West and Penge

 

23,162

 

MRP: 67% for People's Vote

66

71

Bromley (part in Lewisham)

No

 

(Yes)

Ellie Reeves

PV*

PV*

PV*

?

Res

Leyton and Wanstead

 

22,607

 

MRP: 69% for People's Vote

65

71

Redbridge (part in Waltham Forest)

Yes

 

 

(Yes)

John Cryer

L

L*

Mitcham and Morden

 

21,375

 

MRP: 64% for People's Vote

55

64

Merton

Yes

Siobhain McDonagh

PV

PV*

PV*

PV*

PV*

R

R*

Poplar and Limehouse

 

27,712

 

MRP: 69% for People's Vote

66

68

Tower Hamlets

Yes

Jim Fitzpatrick

Opp

R

R*

Streatham

 

26,285

 

MRP: 70% for People's Vote

80

81

Lambeth

Yes

Chuka Umunna

PV

PV*

PV*

PV*

R

Tooting

 

15,458

 

MRP: 66% for People's Vote

75

76

Wandsworth

 

Rosena Allin-Khan

R*

?

SM

Survey

Tottenham

 

34,584

 

MRP: 70% for People's Vote

76

76

Haringey

GE

David Lammy

PV

PV*

PV*

R

V

V*

V!

Vauxhall

 

20,250

 

MRP: 72% for People's Vote

78

81

Lambeth

Yes

Kate Hoey

L

Walthamstow

 

32,017

 

MRP: 70% for People's Vote

66

73

Waltham Forest

Yes

Stella Creasy

PV

PV*

PV*

PV*

R

Co-op

West Ham

 

36,754

 

MRP: 68% for People's Vote

53

66

Newham

 

Lyn Brown

R

R*

V

SM

Westminster North

 

11,512

 

MRP: 66% for People's Vote

67

69

Westminster

 

Karen Buck

PV

PL/PV*

PV*

PV*

R

 

Notes on the Tables

MRP - x% for PV - source: November 2018 YouGov Multi-level Regression and Post-Stratification analysis. (Figures exclude don't know/ won't answer. Regrettably, the pollsters have not published their full tables which would show how large these categories are. If there are lots of don't knows, then %ages in favour/ against could move a lot when they make up their minds.)

All voting %ages are for Remain. A shaded box means majority Leave. Source is Best for Britain. Most referendum votes were not counted by constituency so numbers are an estimate. 2018 numbers are from an analysis of an opinion poll – the estimate comes with a margin of error. More on data quality here. For some "battleground" seats, the November 2018 YouGov MRP analysis shows %ages for Remain, excluding don't know/ won't say; that is the second figure,  on the right of the oblique.

Mapping of constituencies and boroughs is from London Councils.

PV? Has the Borough Council come out for a referendum on the terms. Yes, No (positive rejection), GE (seek general election first; if that is not available then all options on table including a public vote), blank (no debate yet held) – result in brackets is where only part of constituency is in that borough - more information, including how to lobby for a motion, is in our latest newsletter.

Notes on MPs:

PV means publicly declared supporter of a People’s Vote. Sources include the Evening Standard, the Indy and the Daily Mirror. Note that in some cases there may be some vagueness about whether they would seek a general election first or whether they are explicit that Remain should be an option.

PV* - recent statement in favour of a People’s Vote or referendum on the terms with Remain option

Opp = opposed to PV (incomplete)

? = unclear statement about people’s vote

PL – has declared their support for the party line (incomplete)

L/R = voted Leave/Remain in 2016 (incomplete) – based on BBC assessment

L*/R* voted Leave/Remain in 2016 – based on information in personal website/ Twitter feed/ newspaper articles – may be worth following the links and looking at the background information for reasons for their then vote. In some cases these relate to issues after the referendum itself. Some are pretty empty tweets – if you have something public that is more revealing of motivation do please send it in to us.

ERG – European Research Group – Jacob Rees-Mogg’s outfit of Brexit ultras, according to Wikipedia (might not be complete)

Res = Resigned from Government at any time over Brexit, resigned from shadow government just after 2016 referendum (usually in protest at lacklustre campaigning by Jeremy Corbyn) or resigned or dismissed from shadow government for Brexit-related reasons later

V voted after June 2016 and before 2017 election for a referendum on the terms of Brexit

V* voted since 2017 election for a referendum on the terms of Brexit (EU Withdrawal Bill 20 December 2017)

V! co-signed a Liberal Democrat amendment which would have provided for the possibility of a referendum on the terms but which was not called for debate and so was not voted on (EU Withdrawal Bill 12 June 2018)

Co-op = member of Co-operative party, which backs a people’s vote, but it does not follow that each individual MP does.

Govt means member of government (has to follow party line or resign)

SM = shadow Minister (has to follow party line or resign)

PPS = Parliamentary Private Secretary to SM or Govt (incomplete) (a Parliamentary assistant to a Minister - has to follow party line or resign)

Survey – that you can fill in if you are a constituent

 

 

 

 

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