Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — New Clause 20 — Combination of polls — 25 Oct 2010 at 19:15

John Cryer MP, Leyton and Wanstead voted to try and prevent local referendums and mayoral elections in England being held at the same time as the referendum on the system for electing MPs to the House of Commons.

The majority of MPs voted against a measure intended to prevent local referendums and mayoral elections in England being held at the same time as the referendum on the system for electing MPs to the House of Commons.

The vote was on replacing New Clause 20 Subclause (1) which as proposed read:

  • (1) Where the date of the poll for one or more of the following is the same as the date of the poll for the referendum, the polls are to be taken together-
  • (a) a local authority election in England;
  • (b) a local referendum in England;
  • (c) a mayoral election in England.

Labour MP Chris Bryant suggested replacing the above with:

  • (1) Where the date of the poll for a local authority election in England is the same as the date of the poll for the referendum, the polls are to be taken together.'

Mr Bryant explained during the debate that he thought the effect of this would have been to limit the number of elections and referenda which could be held simultaneously in England. He stated[3]:

  • "it is theoretically possible that, if we stick with the Government's proposal, one voter might come in to vote on the referendum on AV, a local authority election, a local referendum and a mayoral election all at the same time. "

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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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con264 (+2 tell) 0086.9%
DUP0 7087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 205 (+2 tell)080.2%
LDem53 0093.0%
PC0 1033.3%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:317 222084.4%

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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