Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 1 — Referendum on the Alternative Vote — Threshold for Binding Result — 15 Feb 2011 at 20:46
Esther McVey MP, Wirral West voted to require a 40% turnout in the referendum on using the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs for the result to be binding.
The majority of MPs voted not to require a 40% turnout in the referendum on using the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs for the result to be binding.
MPs were considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. The motion passed by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1.
Lords amendment  stated:
- Page 1, line 5, at end insert—
- “(1A) If less than 40% of the electorate vote in the referendum, the result shall not be binding.”
-  Parliament's webpage on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
-  Lords amendments to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||253 (+1 tell)||20||0||89.5%|
|Lab||0||219 (+2 tell)||0||86.0%|
|LDem||54 (+1 tell)||0||0||96.5%|
|Brian Binley||Northampton South||Con||no|
|Graham Brady||Altrincham and Sale West||Con||no|
|Geoffrey Cox||Torridge and West Devon||Con||no|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||no|
|Richard Drax||South Dorset||Con||no|
|James Gray||North Wiltshire||Con||no|
|Bernard Jenkin||Harwich and North Essex||Con||no|
|Julian Lewis||New Forest East||Con||no|
|Anne Main||St Albans||Con||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con||no|
|Andrew Percy||Brigg and Goole||Con||no|
|Jacob Rees-Mogg||North East Somerset||Con||no|