National Referendum on the United Kingdom's Membership of the European Union — 24 Oct 2011 at 21:55
The majority of MPs voted against a proposal to call upon the Government to hold a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union.
The defeated motion was moved by David Nuttall MP, it read:
- That this House
- calls upon the Government to introduce a Bill in the next session of Parliament to provide for the holding of a national referendum on whether the United Kingdom should
- (a) remain a member of the European Union on the current terms;
- (b) leave the European Union; or
- (c) re-negotiate the terms of its membership in order to create a new relationship based on trade and co-operation.
Despite the majority of MPs not supporting this motion Parliament did eventually consider a European Union (Referendum) Bill introduced as a private members bill by James Wharton MP.
-  David Nuttall (Bury North, Conservative), House of Commons 24 October 2011
-  European Union (Referendum) Bill 2013-14 page on the Parliament website
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||208 (+2 tell)||79 (+2 tell)||2||95.8%|