First Ballot (4th July)
- John Major: 208 (63.4%)
- John Redwood 94 (28.6%)
- Abstentions: 15 (4.6%)
- Spoilt: 12 (3.6%)
Second Ballot (11th July)
- Michael Heseltine: 154 (46.9%)
- Michael Portillo: 112 (34.0%)
- John Redwood: 51 (15.5%)
- Gillian Shephard: 12 (3.6%)
Third Ballot (13th July)
- Michael Heseltine: 170 (51.7%)
- Michael Portillo: 142 (43.2%)
- Abstentions: 11 (3.3%)
- Spoilt: 6 (1.8%)
|Vote Share||Projected Commons Seats|
|Labour (Blair): 47%|
Conservative (Major): 32%
Lib Dem (Ashdown): 17%
Labour Lead +15%
|Labour (Blair): 409 (+136)|
Conservative (Major): 193 (-150)
Lib Dem (Ashdown): 31 (+13)
Others: 26 (+1)
Labour Majority of 159
|Labour (Blair): 45%|
Conservative (Heseltine): 35%
Lib Dem (Ashdown): 16%
Labour Lead +10%
|Labour (Blair): 380 (+107)|
Conservative (Heseltine): 234 (-109)
Lib Dem (Ashdown): 20 (+2)
Others: 25 (+0)
Labour Majority of 101
|Candidate||First Ballot (20 July)||Second Ballot (25 July)||Members' Ballot (8 September)|
|MAY, Theresa||39 (18.8%)||53 (25.5%)||XXX|
|FOX, Liam||32 (15.4%)||Eliminated||XXX|
|DAVIS, David||57 (27.4%)||83 (39.9%)||120,932 (58.3%)|
|OSBORNE, George||45 (21.6%)||72 (34.6%)||86,499 (41.7%)|
|CLARKE, Kenneth||35 (16.8%)||Withdrew||XXX|
|Total Votes Cast||208 (100%)||208 (100%)||207,431 (100%)|
|Candidate||Result of Election (16 September)|
|HUHNE, Chris||28,692 (56.7%)|
|HUGHES, Simon||21,911 (43.3%)|
|Total Votes Cast||50,603 (Turnout of 73.1%)|
|Candidate||Result (17 September)|
|Alan Johnson||69,184 (52.2%)|
|David Miliband||50,496 (38.1%)|
|Harriet Harman||12,856 (9.7%)|
|Total Votes Cast||132,536 (Turnout of 74.9%)|
|Candidate||Result (7 April)|
|Simon Hughes||29,885 (55.1%)|
|Edward Davey||24,353 (44.9%)|
|Total Votes Cast||54,238 (Turnout of 71.2%)|
|Candidate||1st Round Result||Final Round Result (17 September)|
|David Miliband||88,515 (43.2%)||107,058 (53.0%)|
|Chuka Umunna||44,462 (21.7%)||Eliminated|
|Angela Eagle||71,919 (35.1%)||94,939 (47.0%)|
|Total Votes Cast||204,896 (Turnout of 76.8%)||201,997|
|Candidate||Result (2 September)|
|David Laws||40,796 (62.9%)|
|Edward Davey||24,062 (37.1%)|
|Total Votes Cast||64,858 (Turnout of 79.2%)|
|This referendum was perhaps the biggest democratic exercise in the history of these islands. 33 million people - from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and yes, even Gibraltar - all having their say in a supreme act of national sovereignty. We should remember that we're fortunate to live in a country with democratic institutions, the rule of law and this - the opportunity to ask the people on an issue that goes to the heart of Britain's place in the world. And we will never forget that, during this exercise in democracy, we lost a true servant of democracy, the brilliant MP and campaigner Jo Cox.|
The British people have spoken and decided to remain in a reformed European Union. Let me thank the people who were involved in the campaign: everyone who worked with Britain Stronger in Europe; all the politicians who took the brave decision to cross party lines and argue for what they believed was in the national interest; and all the young people who took to the streets and took to social media to say 'this is about our future - this matters'. But I also want to pay tribute to those involved in the Leave campaign. They made strong arguments about our country and they believed was in its best interests. Of course, no one can deny that there has been vigorous debate on both sides. It has divided families, friends, colleagues - and yes, politicians too. But it has demonstrated that there is one thing that unites us:
We are all patriots.
We all love Britain.
That is what motivated us, what made us so passionate and it is now what must bring everyone back together again. We all believe in Britain and I know I now have a special responsibility to bring not just politicians, but our whole country, back together.
It is worth remembering why we had this renegotiation and referendum. It's because the status quo wasn't working properly for Britain. We needed to fix some of the problems with the EU: safeguarding the pound, cutting bureaucracy, ending 'something for nothing', but above all, I don't think Britain ever felt comfortable about the prospect of deeper political integration. So things needed to change. And now they will. Because we voted to stay in on a reformed basis, key elements of Britain's enhanced special status will be set in stone.
This afternoon in Brussels, new rules to protect Britain from Eurozone discrimination come into force. From today, national parliaments will have new powers to block EU legislation. And - as of this moment - we are out of ever-closer union for good. Let me put that another way: as far as Britain is concerned, the political project for further integration in Europe is over. And next week, I'll be going to a meeting of the European Council to report the result of the referendum. I'll be pointing out to my European counterparts that while just over 50 per cent of our country voted to Remain, almost 50 per cent voted to leave the European Union altogether.
Institutions in Brussels must understand that they work to serve the people and democratically-elected governments of Europe - not the other way round. The EU needs to recognise that this referendum was about not just people making a decision but also about listening. And they will have heard the British people's concerns, for example about the impact of migration, loud and clear. So the work of reform doesn't end here. And Britain's voice gets stronger, too. In all the things we need to do together - fighting terrorism, completing the Single Market, dealing with the migration crisis, creating job opportunities for young people - Britain will now play an even bigger role.
I believe it was right to hold the referendum early on in the Parliament so the uncertainty didn't hang over us. And it was right to say ministers could campaign on whichever side they chose. But the Cabinet will come back together, we will meet on Monday and we will get on with the work set out in our manifesto and Queen's Speech. We are servants of the people. They rightly expect us to do what we were elected to do a year ago. So we must be one government, with one goal: building One Nation.
We want this to be a country in which everyone - whatever their background - can get on in life. Where it doesn't matter where you come from - it's where you're going that counts. That means a stronger economy, so people can get a good job, a decent wage, a home of their own. It means extending life chances right across our country. And let's remember: while there were many people who felt that leaving Europe was a threat to their economic security, there were some who never felt that security to begin with - worried about their job prospects, worried about the impact of migration, worried about getting on in life. They need a government that delivers the security they crave and we will not rest until we build One Nation, in which everyone is a part of Britain's success.
We are on a long walk to a Greater Britain. It's not always a straight line, or the easiest of journeys. But today, thanks to the British people, we've taken what I believe is an important step forwards. We will continue to move ahead with a strong economy that delivers opportunity for all. We will go further and faster in building an open, outward-looking, tolerant society - one that we will be proud to pass on to our children and grandchildren. We will be that big player on the world stage, fighting for our national interest. And we will do so together, as one government, as one people and as one United Kingdom.