Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill — Clause 1 — Polling days for parliamentary general elections — 24 Nov 2010 at 13:42

David Laws MP, Yeovil voted for a General Election on the 7th of May 2015 and then every five years.

The majority of MPs agreed the date of the next General Election as the 7th of May 2015 and that subsequent elections are to be held every five years. There is also a provision to allow the Prime Minister to move the date by up to two months earlier or later with the agreement of Parliament.

The vote was on if clause one[1] of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill[2] ought remain part of the bill.

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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con256 (+2 tell) 4085.6%
DUP4 0050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab0 213 (+2 tell)083.7%
LDem47 0082.5%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:307 230084.1%

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
William CashStoneConno
Philip HolloboneKetteringConno
David NuttallBury NorthConno
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsConno

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

There are lots of plans afoot, including extensive redevelopment of the site and plans for new functionality. To keep up with what's happening, please check out the blog. We're working on updating all the contact details throughout the site, but if you'd like to talk to us about the project, please email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Advertisement - Helping keeping PublicWhip alive