Localism Bill — Schedule 2 — Power for Secretary of State to Impose Change to Mayor and Cabinet Executive — 17 May 2011 at 19:49
The majority of MPs voted for the Secretary of State to have the power to implement change a local council's system of governance to a mayor and cabinet executive.
MPs were considering the Localism Bill; the text of amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 41, page 211, line 18, leave out from beginning to end of line 31 on page 213.
This would have deleted the clause 9N of a New Part 1A of the Local Government Act 2000 which Schedule 2 to the Localism Bill would have inserted. The clause in question was titled "Power to implement change to mayor and cabinet executive" and gives the Secretary of State the power to order a council "starts to operate a mayor and cabinet executive"; the current leader of the council would become the "shadow mayor" until an election for mayor was held.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Localism Bill (now the Localism Act 2011)
-  Page of the Localism Bill as at the time of the vote containing clause 9N of a New Part 1A of the Local Government Act 2000 which Schedule 2 to the Localism Bill would have inserted.
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||252 (+2 tell)||1||0||83.3%|
|Lab||0||202 (+2 tell)||0||79.4%|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem (front bench)||aye|