Election Publications Bill [Lords] — 4 Apr 2001
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
Order for Second Reading read.
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
This short, one-purpose Bill has been introduced following representations by all three main political parties. The issue arose from discussions between the Conservative party and the Electoral Commission, which established that the Conservatives were concerned about the new legislation. The Conservative party discussed the issue with the Labour party and the Liberal Democrats, and all three then made representations. The Bill is in response to their concerns.
None of us would disagree with the intention behind these clauses."--[ Official Report, House of Lords , 18 October 2000; Vol. 617, c. 1144.]
It being Eleven o'clock, Mr. Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [this day].
Question put, That the Bill be now read a Second time:--
The House divided: Ayes 327, Noes 4.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||30||3 (+2 tell)||0||21.9%|
|Lab||284 (+2 tell)||0||0||68.6%|
|David Amess||Southend West||Con (front bench)||no|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Eric Forth||Bromley and Chislehurst||Con||tellno|
|Peter Lilley||Hitchin and Harpenden||Con||no|
|Andrew Tyrie||Chichester||Con (front bench)||no|