Electoral Administration Bill — New Clause 1 — Registration of service personnel — 8 Nov 2005 at 19:15

Hugo Swire MP, East Devon voted in the minority (Aye).

I beg to move that the clause be read a Second time. [Hon. Members: "Hear, hear."] It is gratifying to hear such noises in the Committee; I have the sense that they may have come from more than one part of it.

The purpose of the clause is simple to explain. It is to restore the armed services personnel scheme that used to exist and to take the armed services back to the position they enjoyed prior to the 2000 Act. It will mean that at the next election all service personnel will be registered to vote.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:-

The Committee divided: Ayes 217, Noes 288.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 157 (+2 tell)081.1%
DUP0 6066.7%
Lab288 (+2 tell) 0081.9%
LDem0 46074.2%
PC0 30100.0%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:288 217080.8%

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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