Education and Inspections Bill — Ballot of parents to change from community school to foundation school — rejected — 23 May 2006 at 20:00

Alan Simpson MP, Nottingham South voted in the minority (Aye).

The majority No voters rejected a new clause[1] for the Education and Inspections Bill. The new clause would have only allowed a community school to become a foundation school if it was approved by a ballot of parents. However, the amendment was defeated.

This was probably in response to Clause 20 which makes it the right of the governing body of the school to determine whether to make a proposal to convert a community school into a foundation school.

The main aims of the Education and Inspections Bill were to[2]:

  • Allow schools to achieve 'foundation' or 'trust' status - this gives governing bodies greater freedom to manage the school.
  • Reaffirm the existing ban on selection by ability and proposes a ban on interviewing.
  • Give local authorities greater scope to intervene more quickly in failing schools.
  • Ensure local authorities provide free school transport for the poorest families.
  • Enable nutritional standards to be applied to all food and drink on school premises.
  • Allow staff to discipline children for bad behaviour even outside of school.
  • Ensure parents are held responsible for excluded pupils.

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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
Con161 0082.6%
DUP8 0088.9%
Lab243 (+2 tell) 67 (+2 tell)089.0%
LDem0 53084.1%
UUP0 10100.0%
Total:412 121086.5%

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
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabaye
John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLabaye
Roger BerryKingswoodLabaye
Clive BettsSheffield, AttercliffeLabaye
Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLabaye
Colin BurgonElmetLabaye
Martin CatonGowerLabaye
Colin ChallenMorley and RothwellLabaye
David ChaytorBury NorthLabaye
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLabaye
Katy ClarkNorth Ayrshire and ArranLabaye
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabaye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
David CrausbyBolton North EastLabaye
Jon CruddasDagenhamLabaye
John CummingsEasingtonLabaye
Ian DavidsonGlasgow South WestLabaye
Jim DevineLivingstonLabaye
Andrew DismoreHendonLabaye
Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLabaye
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabaye
David DrewStroudLabaye
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabaye
Angela EagleWallaseyLabaye
Clive EffordElthamLabtellaye
Louise EllmanLiverpool, RiversideLabaye
Paul FarrellyNewcastle-under-LymeLabaye
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Paul FlynnNewport WestLabaye
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabaye
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabaye
John GroganSelbyLabaye
Fabian HamiltonLeeds North EastLabaye
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabaye
David HeyesAshton-under-LyneLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabtellaye
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLabaye
Joan HumbleBlackpool North and FleetwoodLabaye
Eric IllsleyBarnsley CentralLabaye
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabaye
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLabaye
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabaye
Tony LloydManchester CentralLabaye
Rob MarrisWolverhampton South WestLabaye
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
Chris McCaffertyCalder ValleyLabaye
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Michael MeacherOldham West and RoytonLabaye
George MudieLeeds EastLabaye
Denis MurphyWansbeckLabaye
Gordon PrenticePendleLabaye
Gwyn ProsserDoverLabaye
Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLabaye
Linda RiordanHalifaxLabaye
Martin SalterReading WestLabaye
Clare ShortBirmingham, Ladywoodwhilst Labaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabaye
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLabaye
Peter SoulsbyLeicester SouthLabaye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabaye
Jon TrickettHemsworthLabaye
Paul TruswellPudseyLabaye
Desmond TurnerBrighton, KemptownLabaye
Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent NorthLabaye
Robert WareingLiverpool, West Derbywhilst Labaye
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabaye
Anthony D WrightGreat YarmouthLabaye

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