Fixed Term Parliaments Bill — Clause 3 — Timing of Dissolution of Parliament before General Election — 18 Jan 2011 at 20:45
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted to dissolve Parliament 17 days, rather than 25 days, before a general election.
The majority of MPs voted to dissolve Parliament 17 days, rather than 25 days before a general election.
Ms were considering the Fixed Term Parliaments Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 8, page 2, line 29, leave out '17th' and insert '25th'
This would have impacted clause (3)(1) of the Bill which at the time of the vote stated:
- The Parliament then in existence dissolves at the beginning of the 17th working day before the polling day for the next parliamentary general election...
-  Fixed Term Parliaments Bill (now an act) page on Parliament's website
-  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 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||262 (+2 tell)||0||0||86.3%|
|Lab||0||214 (+2 tell)||0||83.7%|