Academies Bill — Referendum of Parents If Governor Objects to Application for Academy Status -rejected — 26 Jul 2010 at 19:15
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted not to require a referendum of parents if any member of a school's governing body objects to a decision by the governing body to apply for academy status.
The majority of MPs voted not to require a referendum of parents if any member of a school's governing body objects 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.'.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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 (front bench)||aye|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||whilst LDem (front bench)||aye|
|John Leech||Manchester, Withington||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|John Pugh||Southport||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem (front bench)||aye|