Fixed-term Parliaments Bill — Clause 1 — 2014 General Election — 16 Nov 2010 at 21:30
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against bringing the date of the next general election forward by a year to 1 May 2014.
The majority of MPs voted against bringing the date of the next general election forward by a year to 1 May 2014.
MPs rejected an amendment to the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill which stated:
- page 1, line 5, leave out '7 May 2015' and insert '1 May 2014'.
In the bill as introduced the relevant clause stated:
- The polling day for the next parliamentary general election after the passing of this Act is to be 7 May 2015.
-  Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill – official page on UK Parliament website
-  Text of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill as introduced
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||265 (+1 tell)||3||0||87.9%|
|Lab||0||229 (+1 tell)||0||89.5%|
|LDem||47 (+1 tell)||0||0||84.2%|
|SNP||0||4 (+1 tell)||0||83.3%|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Andrew Percy||Brigg and Goole||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Richard Shepherd||Aldridge-Brownhills||Con (front bench)||aye|