Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Second Reading — 6 Sep 2010 at 21:43
Hugo Swire MP, East Devon voted in favour of a referendum on using the Alternative Vote system in general elections and for parliamentary constituency boundary changes which would have reduced the number of MPs from 650 to 600.
The majority of MPs voted for the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill to be read a second time ie. for it to continue on its path towards becoming law.
The Bill provides for the next UK General Election to be held under the Alternative Vote system, provided this change is endorsed in a referendum on 5 May 2011 and boundary changes have been made to reduce the size of the House of Commons to 600. The result of the referendum was to keep the current First Past The Post system.
-  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill as introduced on the 22nd of July 2010
-  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill 2010-11 UK Parliament page showing progress of the bill
-  The Wikipedia entry for the May 2011 referendum
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||274 (+1 tell)||10||0||93.1%|
|Lab||0||244 (+2 tell)||0||95.3%|
|LDem||53 (+1 tell)||0||0||94.7%|
|Brian Binley||Northampton South||Con||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con||no|
|Peter Tapsell||Louth and Horncastle||Con||no|
|Andrew Turner||Isle of Wight||Con||no|