Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 1 — Date of referendum on the alternative vote system — 12 Oct 2010 at 21:30
David Laws MP, Yeovil voted for the referendum on introducing the alternative vote system for electing MPs to be held on the 5th May 2011 irrespective of clashes with local and devolved parliament elections.
The majority of MPs voted against a proposal to allow a minister to set the date of the referendum on introducing the alternative vote system for electing MPs so long as the date doesn't coincide with elections for "any parliamentary assembly or regularly held local government election".
The proposed amendment which was the subject of this vote would have left out line 6 in the original Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill  which stated the referendum:
- must be held on 5 May 2011.
and replace it with the referendum:
- shall be held on a date specified in an order made by the Minister, provided that such date:
- (a) shall not coincide with any poll or polls held for any parliamentary assembly or regularly held local government election; and
- (b) shall be at least six months after the commencement of the referendum period (as specified in Schedule 1).
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||271 (+1 tell)||12 (+1 tell)||0||93.1%|
|Lab||1||233 (+1 tell)||0||91.1%|
|LDem||54 (+1 tell)||0||0||96.5%|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||aye|
|Bernard Jenkin||Harwich and North Essex||Con||tellaye|
|Eleanor Laing||Epping Forest||Con||aye|
|Julian Lewis||New Forest East||Con||aye|
|Richard Ottaway||Croydon South||Con||aye|
|Mark Reckless||Rochester and Strood||Con||aye|