Business of the House — Backbench Business Committee — 15 Jun 2010 at 21:03
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted against MPs elected to the Backbench Business Committee remaining members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament unless replaced.
The majority of MPs voted against an amendment which would have meant MPs elected to the Backbench Business Committee would, unless replaced, remain members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament (until the next general election) rather than just until the end of the Session.
The text of the original motion stated:
"The chair and other members of the committee shall continue as members of the committee for the remainder of the Session in which they are elected unless replaced under the provisions of Standing Order No. (Election of Backbench Business Committee)."
The subject of the vote was a proposal to change the word Session to Parliament in the text above.
-  House of Commons Order of Business Tuesday 15 June 2010 - containing text of motion and amendment.
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|
|Con||188 (+2 tell)||75 (+1 tell)||0||86.9%|
|Lab||58||54 (+1 tell)||0||43.8%|