Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — number and distribution of seats — 1 Nov 2010 at 19:42

David Laws MP, Yeovil voted against ensuring local government wards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland would be entirely within one Parliamentary constituency; and not to prevent Parliamentary Constituencies from spanning more than two counties or London Boroughs.

The majority of MPs voted against a measure which would have ensured local government wards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland would be entirely within one Parliamentary constituency; and would have prevented Parliamentary Constituencies from spanning more than two counties or London Boroughs.

Labour MP Chris Bryant proposed the rejected amendment which at 11, page 10, line 10, of the bill[1] would at the end insert-

  • (1A) A Boundary Commission shall ensure that-
  • (a) in England, no district or borough ward shall be included in more than one constituency;
  • (b) in Northern Ireland, no local authority ward shall be included in more than one constituency;
  • (c) in Wales, no unitary authority ward shall be included in more than one constituency;
  • (d) in Scotland, regard shall be had to local authority ward boundaries.
  • (1B) The Boundary Commission for England shall where practicable have regard to the boundaries of counties and London boroughs; and in any case no constituency shall include the whole or part of more than two counties or London boroughs.
  • (1C) The Boundary Commission for Wales shall where practicable have regard to the boundaries of unitary authorities; and in any case no constituency shall include the whole or part of more than two unitary authorities.'.

The proposed amendment would have been to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill[2][3].

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
Con277 (+1 tell) 3091.8%
DUP0 2025.0%
Lab0 228 (+2 tell)089.1%
LDem50 (+1 tell) 0089.5%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:327 243089.5%

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
Philip DaviesShipleyConaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringConaye
David NuttallBury NorthConaye

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