European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill — Clause 2 — Pilot Order — 8 Mar 2004 at 20:30
Miss Ann Widdecombe MP, Maidstone and The Weald voted in the minority (No).
I beg to move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in the said amendment.
Lords amendment No. 3 would require a declaration of identity to be used as part of the pilot schemes. That issue was discussed at great length in another place and the Government made clear their intention to mandate it within the pilot order that a ballot paper must be validated with a security statement signed by the elector alone. We have considered the issues raised and do not intend, as the amendment suggests we should, to require electors additionally to obtain the signature of a witness.
It being three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill, Madam Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [this day].
The House divided: Ayes 268, Noes 163.
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||116 (+2 tell)||0||72.8%|
|Lab||262 (+2 tell)||0||0||64.7%|