European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill — Lords amendment 1D — 24 Mar 2004 at 17:30
Patrick McLoughlin MP, West Derbyshire voted in the minority (No).
I beg to move, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1D to Commons amendment 1C.
The amendment would abrogate the powers of this House of Commons and the Government to decide which regions to select for all-postal voting in the forthcoming local and European elections in June, and pass that decision to the Electoral Commission. It is yet another attempt by the other place to overturn the will of this House of Commons. It would be a nonsensical position for this House to adopt.
Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1D to Commons amendment 1C:-
The House divided: Ayes 308, Noes 185.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||130 (+2 tell)||0||81.5%|
|Lab||300 (+2 tell)||1||0||74.3%|
|Barry Sheerman||Huddersfield||Lab (minister)||no|
|Matthew Taylor||Truro and St Austell||LDem (front bench)||aye|