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[1]. The motion passed by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1.

Lords amendment [2] 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.”


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%
Con253 (+1 tell) 20089.5%
DUP0 6075.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab0 219 (+2 tell)086.0%
LDem54 (+1 tell) 0096.5%
PC2 0066.7%
SDLP2 0066.7%
SNP5 0083.3%
Total:317 247088.3%

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

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Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthCon (front bench)no
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)no
Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestCon (front bench)no
William CashStoneCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
James ClappisonHertsmereCon (front bench)no
Geoffrey CoxTorridge and West DevonCon (front bench)no
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConno
Richard DraxSouth DorsetCon (front bench)no
James GrayNorth WiltshireCon (front bench)no
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexCon (front bench)no
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)no
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)no
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)no
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleCon (front bench)no
John RedwoodWokinghamConno
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetCon (front bench)no
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsCon (front bench)no
Sarah WollastonTotnesCon (front bench)no

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