Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Third Reading — 2 Nov 2010 at 21:57
Owen Smith MP, Pontypridd voted against holding a referendum on introducing the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs and against equalising 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 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.
-  Page on the Parliament website for the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
-  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - following consideration by the House of Commons - Published 4th of November 2010.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||268 (+1 tell)||14||1||92.8%|
|Lab||0||230 (+2 tell)||0||89.9%|
|LDem||50 (+1 tell)||0||1||91.2%|
|John Baron||Basildon and Billericay||Con||no|
|Brian Binley||Northampton South||Con||no|
|James Gray||North Wiltshire||Con||no|
|Julian Lewis||New Forest East||Con||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con||no|
|Peter Tapsell||Louth and Horncastle||Con||no|
|Andrew Turner||Isle of Wight||Con||no|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem||both|