Academies Bill — Referendum of Parents If Governor Objects to Application for Academy Status -rejected — 26 Jul 2010 at 19:15
Angela Watkinson MP, Hornchurch and Upminster voted with the majority (No).
The majority of MPs voted against a proposed measure which would have required a referendum of parents if any member of a school's governing body objected to a decision by the governing body to apply for academy status.
The text of the defeated amendment was:
- page 3, line 11, at end insert-
- (1A) In the case of a member or members of a governing body objecting to an application under subsection (1), there shall be a ballot of the parents of children enrolled at the school, subject to regulations laid down by the Secretary of State.'.
-  Academies Bill as of 14th July 2010
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||269 (+1 tell)||0||0||88.2%|
|Lab||0||221 (+2 tell)||0||86.4%|
|LDem||35 (+1 tell)||6||0||73.7%|
|Annette Brooke||Mid Dorset and North Poole||LDem||aye|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem||aye|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||LDem||aye|
|John Leech||Manchester, Withington||LDem||aye|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem||aye|