European Parliamentary Elections Bill — Review of alternative voting systems — 12 Mar 1998
John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East did not vote.
As amended in the Committee, considered.
I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.
With this, it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 10, in clause 1, page 2, line 1, leave out from 'cast' to end of line 2 and insert--
That is true, and it was known last November, when the right hon. Gentleman agreed to consider the Belgian system. However, voters' preferences can lead to a change in the candidates who are elected. That would not happen in every case, but the system provides for voters to overturn the decision of a political party.
Question put , That the clause be read a Second time:--
The House divided: Ayes 103, Noes 290.
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||103 (+2 tell)||0||64.8%|
|Lab||262 (+2 tell)||0||0||63.3%|