Fixed-term Parliaments Bill — Report (2nd Day) — 16 May 2011 at 16:59

Lord Pannick voted in the minority (Content).

Clause 2 : Early parliamentary general elections

Amendment 19 not moved.

Amendment 20

Moved by Lord Howarth of Newport

20: Clause 2, leave out Clause 2 and insert the following new Clause-

"Early parliamentary general elections

(1) An early parliamentary general election is to take place if-

(a) the House of Commons passes a motion in the form set out in subsection (2), and

(b) if the motion is passed on a division, the number of members who vote in favour of the motion is a number equal to or greater than two thirds of the number of seats in the House (including vacant seats).

(2) The form of motion for the purposes of subsection (1)(a) is-

"That there shall be an early parliamentary general election."

(3) An early parliamentary general election is also to take place if-

(a) the House of Commons passes a motion in the form set out in subsection (4), and

(b) the period of 14 days after the day on which that motion is passed ends without the House passing a motion in the form set out in subsection (5).

(4) The form of motion for the purposes of subsection (3)(a) is-

"That this House has no confidence in Her Majesty's Government."

(5) The form of motion for the purposes of subsection (3)(b) is-

"That this House has confidence in Her Majesty's Government."

(6) Subsection (7) applies for the purposes of the Timetable in rule 1 in Schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 1983.

(7) If a parliamentary general election is to take place as provided for by subsection (1) or (3), the polling day for the election is to be the day appointed by Her Majesty by proclamation on the recommendation of the Prime Minister (and, accordingly, the appointed day replaces the day which would otherwise have been the polling day for the next election determined under section 1)."

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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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop1 04.0%
Con142 (+2 tell) 063.2%
Ind Lab0 1100.0%
Lab0 157 (+2 tell)62.8%
LDem67 168.7%
Other0 125.0%
PC0 1100.0%
UUP2 050.0%
Crossbench22 4032.5%
Total:234 20154.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Viscount Falkland LDemaye

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