European Union Integration

There have been votes in Parliament on the degree of the UK's integration with the European Union. Specific matters voted on include the UK's opt out from the European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures and the establishment of a European Union External Action Service.

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Keith Vaz generally voted for more EU integration

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about more EU integration:

  • On 4 Sep 2019: Keith Vaz voted to require the Prime Minister to seek a delay to the UK leaving the EU until 31 January 2020 unless MPs have approved either terms of a withdrawal agreement, or withdrawal without an agreement. Show vote
  • On 4 Sep 2019: Keith Vaz voted to require the Prime Minister to seek a delay to the UK leaving the EU until 31 January 2020 unless MPs have approved either terms of a withdrawal agreement, or withdrawal without an agreement. Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2019: Keith Vaz voted to enable the House of Commons to pass a bill to require the Prime Minister to seek to delay withdrawal to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement, unless doing so is approved by MPs. Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on The Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) (Energy-Saving Materials) Order 2019 Show vote
  • On 9 Apr 2019: Keith Vaz voted in favour of seeking to delay the UK leaving the EU until 30 June 2019. Show vote
  • On 2 Apr 2019: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on The Geo-Blocking Regulation (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 — Traders Discriminating Based on Nationality or Location of Customer Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Keith Vaz voted for a permanent and comprehensive United Kingdom-wide customs union with the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Apr 2019: Keith Vaz voted for continued relatively free movement of goods, services, persons and capital between the UK, EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, achieved via membership of European Free Trade Association (EFTA); and for external tariff alignment between the UK and the EU. Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2019: Keith Vaz voted against leaving the European Union on the 12th of April 2019 without a withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2019: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2019: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Securitisation Regulations 2018 — Proposal to Revoke — Regulation of Conversion of Loans into Securities — European Union Law Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2019: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill — UK Implementation of Future EU Law — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Draft Consumer Protection (Enforcement) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 — International Arrangements to Tackle Breaches of EU Consumer Law Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Draft Maritime Transport Access to Trade and Cabotage (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2019: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 — Delay Withdrawal — Rule-Out No-Deal — Scotland to Remain in the European Union Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2019: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading — UK Immigration Controls for EU Citizens Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2019: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on UK Participation In The EU Agency For Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust) — EU Coordination and Cooperation in Policing and Justice Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Draft Accounts and Reports (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2018: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill — New Clause 1 — Continued Participation in the European Arrest Warrant Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Partnership and Cooperation with the Republic of Armenia — European Union Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Relations Between the European Union, its Member States and Cuba Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Relations Between the European Union, its Member States and Canada Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Relations Between the European Union, its Member States and Australia Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Relations Between the European Union, its Member States and New Zealand Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Keith Vaz voted to make retaining membership of the European medicines regulatory network a government objective. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Keith Vaz voted to make it a UK negotiating objective to establish a free trade area for goods between the UK and the EU and, if that cannot be agreed by the 21st of January 2019, to make reaching an agreement to enable the UK’s participation in a customs union with the EU a negotiating objective. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Keith Vaz voted to make the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on seeking, as an objective for the UK's negotiation of the withdrawal agreement, full access to the internal market of the EU rather than merely European Economic Area membership. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Seek Participation in European Economic Area via EU Withdrawal Agreement Negotiations Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Keith Vaz voted to make the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on a statement on how the UK's continued participation in a customs union with the EU was sought during negotiations on the withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Keith Vaz voted to largely retain the EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Keith Vaz voted for incompatibility with the general principles of EU law to continue to be actionable in UK courts following the UK's withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause — Maintenance of EU Environmental Principles and Standards Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2018: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Nuclear Safeguards Bill — Transition Period — Nuclear Regulation — Euratom Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Keith Vaz voted to require an agreement for the UK to remain a member of the EU single market and customs union before allowing ministers to make regulations to implement an agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Keith Vaz voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Keith Vaz voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 4 — Preservation of Rights, Powers, Liabilities, Obligations, Restrictions, Remedies and Proceedures on the UK's Withdrawal from the EU Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 5 — EU Charter of Fundamental Rights Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 13 — UK Retaining EU Common Customs Tarriff and Common Customs Policy Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Keith Vaz voted for a transition period of at least two years prior to implementation of an agreement on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union during which existing arrangements with the EU covering trade, security, regulations and financial contributions would be maintained. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2017: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 22 — European Economic Area Agreement — Single Market Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2017: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Retention of Laws Required by the UK's Membership of the Single Market Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 5 — European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Schedule 1 — Retention of General Principles of EU Law Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 79 — Reporting Amendments to EU Laws Forming Part of UK Law — Workers' Rights Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 — Consent of Devolved Legislatures Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 6 — UK Courts and Tribunals — Regard for European Court and European Union Decisions Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Keith Vaz voted against ending the supremacy of EU law in UK law; against converting EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and against giving ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Keith Vaz voted against ending the supremacy of EU law in UK law; against converting EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and against giving ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2017: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2017: Keith Vaz voted to guarantee EU derived rights, and the potential to acquire residency rights, for EU and EEA citizens legally resident in the UK. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Keith Vaz voted to require the Prime Minister to give a series of undertakings before giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Keith Vaz voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Keith Vaz voted to seek to protect the residence rights of citizens of the European Union and their family members who were lawfully resident in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Keith Vaz voted for the UK to remain member of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom) when withdrawing from the European Union and to treat leaving Euratom separately from leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Keith Vaz voted for notice of the UK's withdrawal from the EU to preserve rights acquired in Northern Ireland as a result of European Union membership and to preserve the right of the people of Northern Ireland determine for themselves if they prefer a union with Great Britain or a sovereign united Ireland. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Keith Vaz voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Keith Vaz voted to prevent the Prime Minister giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union if the European Council have not undertaken that if the United Kingdom Parliament doesn't agree the terms of the United Kingdom's leaving of the European Union the United Kingdom's will remain an EU member under the existing terms. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 143 — Financial Liability of the UK towards the EU Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2017: Keith Vaz voted to only allow the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union a month after the approach to, and objectives for, withdrawal negotiations have been agreed by representatives of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland administrations. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Keith Vaz voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Keith Vaz voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Keith Vaz voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and in favour of starting the process by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on UK Withdrawal from Membership of the European Union Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2016: Keith Vaz voted in favour of giving EU nationals currently living in the UK the right to remain. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Keith Vaz voted to say the UK needs to stay in the EU. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Keith Vaz voted not to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 10 — United Kingdom Carbon Account — Consideration of Emissions Traded via European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Keith Vaz voted against the UK opting into a proposed EU directive on combating terrorism; supporting work directly with other countries and recognising that national security is a matter for individual nations. Show vote
  • On 24 Feb 2016: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 — Digital Tachographs — Remote Access — Satellite Positioning Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2015: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union Documents — Relocation of Migrants in need of International Protection Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2014: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Rejoining of 35 European Union Justice and Home Affairs Measures Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2014: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Transposing European Union Criminal Justice and Data Protection Measures into UK Law Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Keith Vaz voted not to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Clause 1 — Limitation of Scope of Europe for Citizens Programme Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Third Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Commission Work Programme 2014 and Support for Completion of the EU Single Market Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2014: Keith Vaz voted for a 185 million Euro EU Europe for Citizens programme of activities and to require EU institutions to deposit their archives at the European University Institute Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement) Order 2013 Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Opt Out from European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Keith Vaz voted to opt out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009 Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Keith Vaz voted to consider the views of the Association of Chief Police Officers when deciding when to opt into Europol's European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training; and against making opting in conditional on Europol not being given the power to direct national law enforcement agencies to initiate investigations or share data that conflicts with national security. Show vote
  • On 22 Apr 2013: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Government assessment of medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission Show vote
  • On 6 Nov 2012: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union — Banking Union and Economic and Monetary Union — European Banking Authority Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2012: Keith Vaz voted to call on the UK Government to seek a real terms cut in the European Union budget Show vote
  • On 24 Apr 2012: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union — Data Protection in the Areas of Police and Criminal Justice (EU Directive) Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2011: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — European Union Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Keith Vaz voted to support stronger governance of the Schengen area and adding Bulgaria and Romania to it. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Keith Vaz voted in favour of an EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest Show vote
  • On 24 May 2011: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Royal Assent — Eurozone Financial Assistance Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2011: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Establishment of the European Stability Mechanism Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Keith Vaz voted not to support the Government's position that the UK should not contribute to the European Stability Mechanism and financial assistance for Euro area Member States should primarily be provided by other euro area Member States. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2011: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union Bill — Clause 6 — Referendum on Emergency Financial Assistance for EU Member States Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2010: Keith Vaz voted against working closely with the European Commission to deliver a strong, principles-based framework for financial sector corporate governance. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2010: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union Economic Governance Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2010: Keith Vaz voted to establish the European Union External Action Service. Show vote
  • On 17 Mar 2009: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009 — Retention of Communications Data by Communications Providers Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 2009: Keith Vaz voted yes on Deferred Divisions — second strategic energy review and european energy networks Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2009: Keith Vaz voted no on Motion to reject the European Working Time Directive — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 2008: Keith Vaz voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Keith Vaz voted against enabling a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Keith Vaz voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'Commencement' of the Bill should remain in the Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Keith Vaz voted no on Lisbon Treaty — The Treaty does not affect the supremacy of the UK parliament — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Parliamentary control of decisions made at the European Union level — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Keith Vaz voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'parliamentary control of decisions' to remain in the Bill Show vote
  • On 3 Mar 2008: Keith Vaz voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Accept the changes of terminology in the Lisbon Treaty Show vote
  • On 3 Mar 2008: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Increase of powers of European Parliament Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change — rejected Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Enshrine the Lisbon Treaty into UK law Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions — rejected Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union from regulating the conservation of marine biological resources — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Remove foreign policy role of the President of the European Council — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Prevent competition rules from becoming an exclusive policy area of the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Keith Vaz voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude human rights from the policy area of the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Keith Vaz voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Keith Vaz voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude energy from being a shared policy area in the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Keith Vaz voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in terms of justice and home affairs — rejected Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Keith Vaz voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Court of Justice's regulations on police and justice matters — rejected Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Keith Vaz voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union's measures on judicial cooperation in criminal matters — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2008: Keith Vaz voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Amendment to proposed Commons timetable for debate — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2008: Keith Vaz voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Commons timetable for debate Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2008: Keith Vaz voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2007: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Community Documents — Funding of European political parties Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2007: Keith Vaz voted yes on European Communities (Finance) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Nov 2006: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Community Documents — European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, and Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2006: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on European Union — A Citizens' Agenda Show vote
  • On 16 May 2006: Keith Vaz was absent for a vote on Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Disapplication of European Communities Act 1972 — rejected Show vote

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