European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill — Clause 2 — Pilot Order — 8 Mar 2004 at 20:30

Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.

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.

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 116 (+2 tell)072.8%
Independent0 1050.0%
Independent Conservative0 20100.0%
Lab262 (+2 tell) 0064.7%
LDem0 44081.5%
PC4 00100.0%
SNP2 0040.0%
Total:268 163068.3%

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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