Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — New Clause 20 — Combination of polls — 25 Oct 2010 at 19:15
The majority of MPs voted against a provision intended to prevent the referendum on the system for electing MPs, Assembly Elections and local elections all being held on the same day in Northern Ireland.
The vote was on replacing New Clause 20 Subclause (4) which as proposed read:
- 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 Northern Ireland Assembly Election;
- (b) a Northern Ireland local election.
Labour MP Chris Bryant suggested replacing the above with:
- Where the date of the poll for a Northern Ireland Assembly Election is the same as the date of the poll for the referendum, the polls are to be taken together.
During the debate Mr Bryant explained the reason for his proposed change saying:
- We do not believe it is right to have all three elections at the same time...
-  New Clause 20, House of Commons Hansard (via TheyWorkForYou) 25th October 2010
-  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill as introduced - dated 22nd July 2010
-  Chris Bryant MP, House of Commons, 25th October 2010
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||265 (+2 tell)||0||0||87.3%|
|Lab||0||204 (+2 tell)||0||79.8%|