Fixed Term Parliaments Bill — Clause 2 — Period Following Vote of No Confidence in the Government — 1 Dec 2010 at 13:15

Dominic Raab MP, Esher and Walton voted against excluding certain days from the period of 14 days to be allowed following a vote of no confidence in the Government to see if a Government can secure the confidence of MPs and remove the requirement for an early general election.

The majority of MPs voted against excluding days when Parliament is prorogued, or adjourned for more than 4 days, from the period of 14 days to be allowed following a vote of no confidence in the Government to see if a Government can secure the confidence of MPs. If no Government secures the confidence of MPs within the time period a general election would be called.

MPs were considering the Fixed Term Parliaments Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was[2]:

  • Amendment 36, page 2, line 14, at end insert-
  • '(2A) In reckoning for the purposes of subsection 2(b), no account shall be taken of any time during which Parliament is prorogued or during which the House of Commons is adjourned for more than four days.'.

Clause 2 of the Bill at the time of the vote[3] stated:

  • An early parliamentary general election is also to take place if the Speaker of the House of Commons issues a certificate certifying that—
  • (a) on a specified day the House passed a motion of no confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (as then constituted), and
  • (b) the period of 14 days after the specified day has ended without the House passing any motion expressing confidence in any Government of Her Majesty.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con241 (+1 tell) 5080.7%
DUP6 0075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab0 192 (+2 tell)075.5%
LDem44 (+1 tell) 0078.9%
PC2 0066.7%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP3 0050.0%
Total:296 202078.1%

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
Philip DaviesShipleyConaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringConaye
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexConaye
David NuttallBury NorthConaye
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightConaye

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