Gambling Bill — Third Reading — 24 Jan 2005 at 21:58

Alistair Carmichael MP, Orkney and Shetland did not vote.

Those voting Aye passed the Third Reading of the Gambling Bill. This completed the Bill's passage through the House of Commons. It would now become law subject to the agreement of the House of Lords and any amendments they made.

The main thrust of the bill was to deregulate the gambling industry and allow for a number of 'supercasinos' to be opened, though it also tightened up some regulations, mostly in uncontentious ways. In earlier stages it had been studied and modified by a committee of MPs and also by the whole house.

Later, during the Lords' consideration of the Bill, the government accepted an amendment reducing the number of supercasinos from 8 to 1.

The House divided: Ayes 236, Noes 38.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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
Con1 604.3%
DUP0 3042.9%
Lab235 (+2 tell) 22 (+2 tell)064.0%
LDem0 000.0%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 1020.0%
UUP0 2040.0%
Total:236 38043.0%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Eric PicklesBrentwood and OngarCon (front bench)aye
Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabtellno
Andrew BennettDenton and ReddishLab (minister)no
Ian DavidsonGlasgow PollokLab (minister)no
Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabno
David DrewStroudLab (minister)no
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLab (minister)no
Frank FieldBirkenheadLab (minister)no
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLab (minister)no
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLab (minister)no
Win GriffithsBridgendLab (minister)no
David HamiltonMidlothianLab (minister)no
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)tellno
Calum MacDonaldNa h-Eileanan an IarLabno
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLab (minister)no
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)no
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLab (minister)no
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLab (minister)no
Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabno
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)no
Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Alan WilliamsSwansea WestLab (minister)no

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