Scottish Parliament (Constituencies) Bill — 9 Feb 2004 at 21:45
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (No).
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The Bill is short and to the point. It will keep the composition of the Scottish Parliament at 129 Members by removing the link in the Scotland Act 1998 that makes the constituencies of the Scottish Parliament the same as those for Westminster. The Bill will also provide for the separate review of the Scottish Parliament constituencies and regions by the Electoral Commission, which takes over the responsibilities of the boundary commission after the completion of the current review cycle. Without these provisions, there would be no mechanism for reviewing the boundaries for the Scottish Parliament constituencies.
Question put, That the Bill be now read a Second time:-
The House divided: Ayes 333, Noes 127.
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||0||124 (+2 tell)||0||77.3%|
|Lab||294 (+2 tell)||0||0||72.5%|
|Elfyn Llwyd||Meirionnydd Nant Conwy||PC (front bench)||no|
|David Burnside||South Antrim||whilst UUP||no|