Fixed Term Parliaments Bill — Clause 2 — Definition of Motion of No Confidence — Early General Elections — 1 Dec 2010 at 15:30
Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted to expressly define what counts as "a motion of no confidence" for the purposes of prompting an early general election.
The majority of MPs voted against expressly defining what counts as "a motion of no confidence in Her Majesty’s Government" for the purpose of the provisions in the Fixed Term Parliaments Bill which require an early general election following a vote of no-confidence in the Government if it is not followed by a motion of confidence in a Government within 14 days.
- Amendment 25, in page 2, line 24, at end add-
- '(6A) In this section a "motion of no confidence in Her Majesty's Government" shall be-
- (a) in the terms "This House has no confidence in Her Majesty's Government" or
- (b) in the terms "This House has no confidence in the Prime Minister".'
This would have added the above new subclause to clause 2 of the Fixed Term Parliaments Bill.
-  Fixed Term Parliament's Bill (now an act) page on Parliament's website
-  Amendment sheet for consideration of the Fixed Term Parliaments Bill on 1 December 2010
-  Clause 2 of the Fixed Term Parliaments Bill at the time of the vote
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||248 (+2 tell)||3||0||82.7%|
|Lab||0||210 (+2 tell)||0||82.5%|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Andrew Turner||Isle of Wight||Con (front bench)||aye|