Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill — Increase upper size of alternative arrangements Local Authorities — rejected — 13 Oct 2009 at 21:00
David Laws MP, Yeovil voted to abolish executive committees in all medium sized local authorities
The majority of MPs voted against inserting a new clause into the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill that would have revised the size threshold in the Local Government Act 2000 for which there could be "alternative arrangements" from a population of 85,000 in 30th June 1999 to a population of 1,000,000.
The "alternative arrangements" are a set of regulations which excuse small local authorities and local authorities working under a county council from having to operate a strict system comprised of a single party executive and a set of scrutiny committees.
There doesn't seem to be a debate on this vote.
-  Local Government Act 2000, Clause 31
-  Andrew Mackinlay MP, House of Commons, 13 October 2009.
-  Local Government Act, Section 32, Alternative arrangements
-  Local Government Act 2000, Section 24, Absence of requirement for political balance.
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|
|Lab||260 (+2 tell)||12 (+2 tell)||0||79.1%|
|Diane Abbott||Hackney North and Stoke Newington||Lab||aye|
|Ronnie Campbell||Blyth Valley||Lab||tellaye|
|David Clelland||Tyne Bridge||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|David Drew||Stroud||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Roger Godsiff||Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath||Lab||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Andrew MacKinlay||Thurrock||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Eric Martlew||Carlisle||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|
|Peter Soulsby||Leicester South||Lab (minister)||aye|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab (minister)||tellaye|