Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 8 — 40% Minimum Turnout for Automatic Action on AV Referendum Result — 2 Nov 2010 at 19:45

Nigel Adams MP, Selby and Ainsty 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.'.

The amendment would have been inserted into Clause 8(1) 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
Con262 (+1 tell) 17 (+2 tell)292.8%
DUP0 3037.5%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab219 8088.0%
LDem54 (+1 tell) 0096.5%
PC3 00100.0%
SDLP2 0066.7%
SNP6 00100.0%
Total:547 29290.5%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)tellaye
Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestCon (front bench)aye
William CashStoneCon (front bench)aye
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)aye
Geoffrey CoxTorridge and West DevonCon (front bench)aye
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)aye
James GrayNorth WiltshireCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Eleanor LaingEpping ForestCon (front bench)aye
Edward LeighGainsboroughCon (front bench)aye
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)aye
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)tellaye
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleCon (front bench)aye
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetCon (front bench)aye
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsCon (front bench)aye
Keith SimpsonBroadlandConaye
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)aye
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)aye
Sarah WollastonTotnesCon (front bench)aye
Steven BakerWycombeCon (front bench)both
David MorrisMorecambe and LunesdaleCon (front bench)both
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabaye
Frank FieldBirkenheadLab (minister)aye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)aye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)aye
George HowarthKnowsleyLab (minister)aye
John MannBassetlawLab (minister)aye
Yasmin QureshiBolton South EastLab (minister)aye
Graham StringerBlackley and BroughtonLab (minister)aye

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