Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill — Amendment to New Clause 88 — Referendum on voting systems — 9 Feb 2010 at 21:45

Kenneth Clarke MP, Rushcliffe voted for the proposed Autumn 2011 referendum on the system for electing MPs to be on moving to the Alternative Vote system rather than on moving to the Single Transferable Vote.

The majority of MPs voted for the proposed Autumn 2011 referendum on the system for electing MPs to be on moving to the Alternative Vote (AV) system rather than on moving to the Single Transferable Vote (STV).

These two systems, AV and STV, are identical for single member constituencies. In a speech in favour of STV Liberal Democrat MP David Howarth made clear by STV he was envisaging multi-member constituencies[1].

Preferential voting with multi-member constituencies is one route to obtaining an outcome where the fraction of seats won by each party more closely reflects the number of votes cast for each party.[2]

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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
Con176 0091.2%
DUP5 0062.5%
Ind3 1066.7%
Lab291 (+2 tell) 4085.1%
LDem0 55 (+2 tell)090.5%
PC0 2066.7%
Res0 10100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 5071.4%
UUP1 00100.0%
Total:476 69086.6%

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
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabaye
Doug NaysmithBristol North WestLabaye
James PurnellStalybridge and HydeLabaye
Andrew SmithOxford EastLabaye

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