Fixed-term Parliaments Bill — Clause 1 — Four Year Fixed Term — 16 Nov 2010 at 21:30
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted not to reduce the the fixed-term length of a parliament to four years, from the originally proposed five years.
The majority of MPs voted against a proposal to hold general elections every four years, rather than every five years.
An amendment to the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill was proposed by Jonathan Edwards MP(Plaid Cymru, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)
- page 1, line 7, leave out 'fifth' and insert 'fourth'.
The clause the amendment proposed changing originally stated:
- The polling day for each subsequent parliamentary general election is to be the first Thursday in May in the fifth calendar year following that in which the polling day for the previous parliamentary general election fell.
-  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 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 (+2 tell)||2||0||87.9%|
|Lab||0||231 (+1 tell)||0||90.3%|
|SNP||0||4 (+1 tell)||0||83.3%|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Andrew Percy||Brigg and Goole||Con (front bench)||aye|