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Government loses on heathrow

There was a 10 Minute rule bill today. These Bills rarely get anywhere. However, there is notionally a vote on "whether the member has leave to introduce the bill".

The bill was about having parliamentary approval for new runways. The government didn't want a vote on the issue so those wanting a vote had to force a division and put in tellers on both sides of the division.

Hence I "told" for the Nos, but actually supported the motion.

The government could only scrape together 203 votes so the motion was carried.

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