Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Schedule 2 — Recount if Accuracy Doubted — 18 Oct 2010 at 23:00
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted not to require a recount if the officer running the referendum thinks there is a reason to doubt the accuracy of the count.
The majority of MPs voted not to require a recount if the Regional Counting Officer of Chief Counting officer running the referendum on the election system for the House of Commons thinks there is a reason to doubt the accuracy of the count.
The proposed amendment, which was rejected, was to switch the word "may" for "must" in the below:
- The Regional Counting Officer or Chief Counting Officer may give a direction under paragraph (3)(a) only if the officer thinks that there is reason to doubt the accuracy of the counting of the votes in the counting officer’s voting area.
(Paragraph (3)(a) states:"direct the counting officer to have the votes re-counted")
The above section is at page 48, line 29, of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. 
-  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill as introduced
-  Section of Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill as introduced containing p.48
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||285 (+1 tell)||0||0||93.5%|
|Lab||0||213 (+2 tell)||0||83.3%|
|LDem||54 (+1 tell)||0||0||96.5%|