Local Government Bill — Endorsement of council tax by referendum — 24 Mar 1999

Dominic Grieve MP, Beaconsfield voted in the minority (Aye).

As amended in the Standing Committee, further considered.

(2) A proposal shall be deemed to have been endorsed if it is supported by a simple majority of voters where at least 50 per cent. of the electorate have voted.'.-- [Sir Paul Beresford.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Madam Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 98, in clause 28, page 15, line 37, after 'regulation', insert 'and limitation (capping)'.

A well-behaved authority that tries to do well underthe regulations will not get any benefit. From the Government's point of view, it is a win-win situation. An authority cannot prise more money out of the Government by doing better than expected under the regulations.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:--

The House divided: Ayes 170, Noes 335.

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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 127 (+2 tell)079.6%
Lab334 (+2 tell) 0080.8%
LDem0 36078.3%
PC0 2050.0%
UUP0 5050.0%
Total:334 170079.6%

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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