Boris Johnson

Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

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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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Boris Johnson generally voted against 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 11 Feb 2019: Boris Johnson voted to allow the Government to update UK law to correspond with EU financial services laws currently making their way through the European legislative process. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Boris Johnson voted to revoke arrangements for cross-border action to tackle infringements of various EU consumer laws. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2019: Boris Johnson voted yes on Draft Maritime Transport Access to Trade and Cabotage (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2019: Boris Johnson voted voted not to seek to delay the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union; not to rule out leaving without a withdrawal agreement; and against Scotland remaining in the European Union. Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2019: Boris Johnson voted to confirm the rights of Irish citizens to enter and remain in the UK without permission but to otherwise make European Union, European Economic Area and Swiss nationals, and their family members, subject to UK immigration controls. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2019: Boris Johnson 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: Boris Johnson voted yes on Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2018: Boris Johnson voted to amend the law on accounts and reports from corporate bodies to remove the involvement of the European Union and to remove preferential treatment of bodies from the European Economic Area. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2018: Boris Johnson voted against making the continued participation of the UK in the European Arrest Warrant a negotiating objective during negotiations over the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Boris Johnson voted for greater partnership and cooperation between European Union members, the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community, and the Republic of Armenia. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Boris Johnson voted to strengthen relations between the EU, its Member States and Cuba Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Boris Johnson voted to broaden engagement, dialogue and cooperation with Canada in areas of common interest, such as: human rights and democracy, international peace and security and effective multilateralism, economic and sustainable development, and justice, freedom and security. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Boris Johnson voted to strengthen cooperation between the EU, its Member States and Australia in a range of sectors of mutual interest. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Boris Johnson voted to consolidate and strengthen cooperation between the EU, its Member States and New Zealand in a range of sectors of mutual interest. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Boris Johnson voted against making retaining membership of the European medicines regulatory network a government objective. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Boris Johnson voted against making 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, against making 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: Boris Johnson voted against making 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: Boris Johnson voted against making the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on seeking, as an objective for the UK's negotiation of the withdrawal agreement, an international agreement which enables the United Kingdom to continue to participate in the European Economic Area. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Boris Johnson voted against making 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: Boris Johnson voted against largely retaining 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: Boris Johnson voted not to make incompatibility with the general principles of EU law actionable in the UK courts following the UK's withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Boris Johnson voted against steps designed to ensure that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU does not result in the removal or diminution of any rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures that contribute to the protection and improvement of the environment. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2018: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Nuclear Safeguards Bill — Transition Period — Nuclear Regulation — Euratom Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Boris Johnson voted against requiring 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: Boris Johnson voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Boris Johnson voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Boris Johnson 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 Withdrawl from the EU Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 5 — EU Charter of Fundamental Rights Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Boris Johnson voted against the UK retaining the EU's common customs tariff and common commercial policy. Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Boris Johnson voted against 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: Boris Johnson voted to allow ministers to withdraw the UK from the European Economic Area, the European single market. Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2017: Boris Johnson voted to allow laws which were required by the UK's membership of the European single market to be weakened, removed or replaced by Ministers after the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Boris Johnson voted against requiring the UK Government to report on changes to EU legislation which form part of UK law, and against requiring the Government to consider adopting such changes to ensure that the rights of workers and employees in the UK are no less favourable than they would have been had the UK remained a member of the EU or EEA. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Boris Johnson voted against the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights remaining part of UK law on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Boris Johnson voted against retaining general principles of EU law derived from EU treaties, direct EU legislation and EU directives, as part of UK law after the UK leaves the EU, and voted to only retain those general principles deriving from European Court [of justice] case law. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Boris Johnson voted against requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Boris Johnson voted to end the supremacy of EU law in domestic law and to remove the mechanism which enables the flow of new EU law into UK law. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Boris Johnson voted not to require courts or tribunals to have regard to anything done on or after exit day by the European Court, another EU entity or the EU. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Boris Johnson voted to end the supremacy of EU law in UK law; to convert EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and to give ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Boris Johnson voted to end the supremacy of EU law in UK law; to convert EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and to give ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2017: Boris Johnson 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: Boris Johnson voted against guaranteeing 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: Boris Johnson voted against requiring 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: Boris Johnson 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: Boris Johnson voted against seeking 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: Boris Johnson voted against requiring notice of the UK's withdrawal from the EU to preserve rights acquired in Northern Ireland as a result of European Union membership and against requiring the notification 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: Boris Johnson voted against the UK remaining a member of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom) when withdrawing from the European Union and against treating leaving Euratom separately from leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Boris Johnson 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: Boris Johnson voted not to make publication of an assessment of the financial liability of the UK towards the EU, and a statement on the economic impact of the UK leaving the single market, a prerequisite for the Prime Minister giving notification of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Boris Johnson voted not 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 6 Feb 2017: Boris Johnson voted against only allowing 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: Boris Johnson voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Boris Johnson 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: Boris Johnson 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: Boris Johnson 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: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on UK Withdrawal from Membership of the European Union Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2016: Boris Johnson voted in favour of giving EU nationals currently living in the UK the right to remain. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on European Union Membership Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Boris Johnson voted to take account of carbon dioxide emissions traded via the European Union to Emissions Trading Scheme when calculating the state of the UK carbon account for periods from 2028. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Proposed European Union Directive on Measures to Combat Terrorism Show vote
  • On 24 Feb 2016: Boris Johnson voted to require digital tachographs which use satellite positioning, and can be read remotely, to enforce rules on driving time and rest periods for certain lorries and buses. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2015: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on European Union Documents — Relocation of Migrants in need of International Protection Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 2008: Boris Johnson voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Boris Johnson voted to seek to enable a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Boris Johnson voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'Commencement' of the Bill should remain in the Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — The Treaty does not affect the supremacy of the UK parliament — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Boris Johnson voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Parliamentary control of decisions made at the European Union level — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Boris Johnson voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'parliamentary control of decisions' to remain in the Bill Show vote
  • On 3 Mar 2008: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Accept the changes of terminology in the Lisbon Treaty Show vote
  • On 3 Mar 2008: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Increase of powers of European Parliament Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Boris Johnson 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: Boris Johnson 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: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Enshrine the Lisbon Treaty into UK law Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote 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: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote 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: Boris Johnson 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: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote 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: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Boris Johnson 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: Boris Johnson 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: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Remove foreign policy role of the President of the European Council — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote 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: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote 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: Boris Johnson 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: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote 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: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude human rights from the policy area of the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Boris Johnson 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: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote 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: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Court of Justice's regulations on police and justice matters — rejected Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union's measures on judicial cooperation in criminal matters — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2008: Boris Johnson voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Amendment to proposed Commons timetable for debate — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2008: Boris Johnson voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Commons timetable for debate Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2008: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2007: Boris Johnson voted no on European Community Documents — Funding of European political parties Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2007: Boris Johnson voted no on European Communities (Finance) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Nov 2006: Boris Johnson voted no on European Community Documents — European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, and Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2006: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on European Union — A Citizens' Agenda Show vote
  • On 16 May 2006: Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Disapplication of European Communities Act 1972 — rejected Show vote

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