Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Schedule 2 — Recount if Accuracy Doubted — 18 Oct 2010 at 23:00

Nick Herbert MP, Arundel and South Downs 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. [1][2]

Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con285 (+1 tell) 0093.5%
DUP0 80100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 213 (+2 tell)083.3%
LDem54 (+1 tell) 0096.5%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP4 0066.7%
Total:344 223089.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
no rebellions

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