Rewarding Democracy Commission — 29 Nov 2000
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted with the majority (No).
I beg to move,
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a Commission, to be called the Rewarding Democracy Commission, to inquire into the reasons why those entitled to vote in elections either fail to register as an elector or decline to vote when registered and to produce recommendations for rewarding those who vote in parliamentary and other elections.
Question put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in Bills and nomination of Select Committees at commencement of public business: --
The House divided: Ayes 79, Noes 143.
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||102 (+2 tell)||0||0||65.0%|
|Lab||5||75 (+2 tell)||0||19.7%|
|Mr Harry Barnes||North East Derbyshire||Lab||no|
|Mr Nigel Beard||Bexleyheath and Crayford||Lab||no|
|Dr Norman Godman||Greenock and Inverclyde||Lab||no|
|Rachel Squire||Dunfermline West||Lab||no|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab||no|
|Mrs Jackie Ballard||Taunton||LDem||aye|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Evan Harris||Oxford West and Abingdon||LDem||aye|