Political Parties and Elections Bill — Non Westminster representation should count — rejected — 9 Feb 2009 at 21:00

Charles Hendry MP, Wealden voted with the majority (No).

The majority of MPs voted against an amendment to the Political Parties and Elections Bill[1] at the point where it amends the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 regarding the appointment of Electoral Commissioners which sets a minimum threshold of representation in order to participate in the process.

According to the Bill, nominations of Electoral Commissioners can only be made by the leader of a registered party with two or more Members of the House of Commons.

The proposal[2] was to replace this with:

  • The leader of a registered party with 15 representatives shared among the European Parliament, the House of Commons, Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(The 15 member limit was proposed and debated as Amendment 89.)

Debate in Parliament | 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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con114 0059.1%
Independent0 3050.0%
Lab261 (+2 tell) 0075.1%
LDem0 35055.6%
PC0 2 (+1 tell)0100.0%
SNP0 4 (+1 tell)071.4%
Total:375 44068.0%

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

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