European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill — 29 Mar 2004 at 18:15
Mr Paul Marsden MP, Shrewsbury and Atcham voted in the minority (No).
I beg to move, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1F to Commons amendment 1C.
I can barely believe that, despite the House of Commons reaching a strong view on so many occasions and so frequently expressing its opinion, we are still being told by the Conservative and Liberal majority in the House of Lords that it knows better than the House of Commons when it comes to elections policy. In its latest amendment, the other place suggests that we should not proceed with all-postal voting in four regions, which the Government announced on 21 January. On this occasion, the other place wants to leave out the north-west of England for a variety of inexplicable reasons, and I urge the House to reject that suggestion and to stand firm with our decided view that we want four regions in those pilots.
It being one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill, Mr. Deputy Speaker put forthwith the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [8 March].
The House divided: Ayes 307, Noes 172.
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||131 (+2 tell)||0||82.1%|
|Lab||304 (+2 tell)||1||0||75.2%|
|Mr Denzil Davies||Llanelli||Lab||no|