Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill — Increase upper size of alternative arrangements Local Authorities — rejected — 13 Oct 2009 at 21:00

Hugo Swire MP, East Devon 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[1] to a population of 1,000,000.[2]

The "alternative arrangements"[3] 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[4] and a set of scrutiny committees.

There doesn't seem to be a debate on this vote.

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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 138071.5%
Ind0 3050.0%
Lab260 (+2 tell) 12 (+2 tell)079.1%
LDem0 48076.2%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 4057.1%
Total:260 210076.0%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabaye
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabtellaye
David ClellandTyne BridgeLabaye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
David DrewStroudLabaye
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabaye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabaye
Eric MartlewCarlisleLabaye
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Peter SoulsbyLeicester SouthLabaye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabtellaye
Paul TruswellPudseyLabaye

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