Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Third Reading — 2 Nov 2010 at 21:57

Guto Bebb MP, Aberconwy voted for a referendum on introducing the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs and to equalise the number of electors in each constituency via boundary changes which would also reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

The majority of MPs voted for both

  • a referendum on introducing the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs, and
  • to equalise the number of electors in each constituency via boundary changes. This process would also reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

The vote was technically on whether the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill[1][2] should be read a for a third time ie. whether it ought continue on its path towards becoming law. As this vote allowed the Bill to complete its journey through the Commons, the Bill was then taken to the House of Lords for Consideration there.

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con268 (+1 tell) 14192.8%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab0 230 (+2 tell)089.9%
LDem50 (+1 tell) 0191.2%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:318 262291.1%

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
John BaronBasildon and BillericayCon (front bench)no
Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthCon (front bench)no
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)no
William CashStoneCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)no
James GrayNorth WiltshireCon (front bench)no
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)no
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)no
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsCon (front bench)no
Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleCon (front bench)no
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)no
Charles WalkerBroxbourneCon (front bench)no
Patrick MercerNewarkConboth
Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDem (front bench)both

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