School Standards and Framework Bill — Grant Maintained Schools (Parental Ballot) — rejected — 11 Mar 1998

Mr Brian Cotter MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted with the majority (No).

The majority No voters rejected a new clause[1] to the School Standards and Framework Bill. The clause would have required schools to ballot parents on whether they wanted their school to remain grant maintained. However, the amendment was defeated.

The School Standards and Framework Bill's main aims were to[2]:

  • Limit infant class sizes to a maximum of 30
  • Abolish grant-maintained schools
  • Allow local communities to vote to abolish grammar schools
  • Establish an Admissions Code for schools and set up the Office of Schools Adjudicator to enforce this code

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 128 (+2 tell)080.2%
Ind1 00100.0%
Lab290 (+2 tell) 0070.0%
LDem35 0076.1%
PC1 0025.0%
UUP0 1010.0%
Total:327 129071.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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