We have finally tracked down a full list of the names of MEPs who signed the Written Declaration backing one seat for the European Parliament, an initiative supported by Open Europe.
The total number is 286, well short of the required majority of 393.
One of the authors of the declaration, Belgian MEP Frédérique Ries has been quoted saying: "There were strong indications that MEPs were acting on very strict orders not to support the declaration which had been issued by the leaders of the political groups."
Another MEP in favour of a one seat Parliament, Alexander Alvaro, pledged: "we will continue to campaign against the twin-seat arrangement."
We wish them every success.