Motion to sit in Private — 25 Feb 2005 at 09:33
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
Eric Forth moved that the House sit in private, to ensure the early defeat of this motion and deny its use to anyone who wanted to disrupt the debate on a subsequent Private Members' Bill.
See division 72 on 2005-10-28 for further details of this tactic
As a House of Commons matter, no whips were applied on this division.
(It's worth looking at the next three divisions that took place on the same day, all on private member's bills. The turnout was extremely low and quorum was nowhere near being achieved on any of them.)
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||8||0 (+2 tell)||0||6.2%|
|Lab||5 (+2 tell)||0||0||1.7%|
|Nigel Evans||Ribble Valley||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Eric Forth||Bromley and Chislehurst||Con (front bench)||tellaye|