Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — New Clause 26 — Exemptions from Offence of Squatting in a Residential Building — 1 Nov 2011 at 22:00

Kelvin Hopkins MP, Luton North voted in the minority (Teller for the Ayes).

The majority of MPs voted not to exclude squatting in a building which has been empty for six months or more and where there are no significant steps being taken to refurbish, let or sell the building at the time of the trespass from a new offence of squatting in a residential building.

MPs were considering the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment proposed to new clause 26: (a), line 7, insert—
  • ‘(2A) The offence is not committed where the building has been empty for six months or more and where there are no significant steps being taken to refurbish, let or sell the building at the time of the trespass.’.

New clause 26[2] titled Offence of squatting in a residential building defines that offence the above text was an addition to that definition.

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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 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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con251 (+1 tell) 0082.4%
DUP7 0087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 11 (+2 tell)15.4%
LDem41 (+1 tell) 4080.7%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
Total:299 22151.2%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Geoffrey RobinsonCoventry North WestLabboth
Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDemaye
Martin HorwoodCheltenhamLDemaye
Adrian SandersTorbayLDemaye
David WardBradford EastLDemaye

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