Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 8 — 40% Minimum Turnout for Automatic Action on AV Referendum Result — 2 Nov 2010 at 19:45
Hugo Swire MP, East Devon voted to only automatically act on the outcome of the referendum on introducing the alternative vote system for electing MPs if at least forty per cent of electors entitled to vote did so.
The majority of MPs voted against only automatically acting on the outcome of the referendum on introducing the alternative vote system for electing MPs if at least forty per cent of electors entitled to vote did so.
The Bill as drafted contained a provision committing the Government to introduce the Alternative Vote if a simple majority of those voting in the referendum voted for it.
The amendment proposed adding an additional condition which would have to be satisfied before introducing the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs:
- "(c) the number of electors casting a vote in the referendum is equal to or greater than 40 per cent. of those entitled to cast such a vote.'.
-  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - as amended in the committee of the whole house - Published 26th October 2010
-  Page on the Parliament website for the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
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||262 (+1 tell)||17 (+2 tell)||2||92.8%|
|LDem||54 (+1 tell)||0||0||96.5%|