SEVEN Co-op sponsored MPs were among the 62 Labour members who joined the revolt against foundation hospitals.
With 72 abstentions the Government won the vote by just 35, the smallest majority since Tony Blair came into power in 1997.
Rebel MPs claim the creation of foundation hospitals will lead to a two-tier system, where supporters ? including the Co-operative Party ? believe it will give power to communities through mutual aspects and greater financial freedom.
The seven Co-op MPs who took a stand against the proposal were Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok), Jim Dobbin (Heywood and Middleton), Louise Ellman (Liverpool Riverside), Alan Keen (Feltham and Heston), Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West), Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East) and David Taylor (Leicestershire North West).
The Health and Social Care Bill will now pass on to the House of Lords where political commentators believe it will be subject to heavy scrutiny.