High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Second Reading — 26 Jun 2013 at 18:48
The majority of MPs voted to approve spending money on preparations for a high speed rail network connecting at least London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester.
MPs were voting on if the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill ought be given a second reading, ie. if they approved the key principles of the Bill and if it ought continue on its path to becoming law.
The High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill proposed approval for expenditure preparing for a high speed railway network connecting at least: London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester. Expenditure covered by the Bill includes surveying, design, land purchase, and compensating affected property owners.
-  Parliament's webpage on the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill (Now the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013)
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||199 (+1 tell)||16 (+1 tell)||0||71.1%|
|Lab||84||7 (+1 tell)||0||35.7%|
|LDem||40 (+1 tell)||1||0||75.0%|
|John Baron||Basildon and Billericay||Con||no|
|Andrew Bridgen||North West Leicestershire||Con||no|
|Dan Byles||North Warwickshire||Con||no|
|Cheryl Gillan||Chesham and Amersham||Con||no|
|Andrea Leadsom||South Northamptonshire||Con||no|
|Julian Lewis||New Forest East||Con||no|
|Anne Main||St Albans||Con||tellno|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con||no|
|Andrew Turner||Isle of Wight||Con||no|
|Chris White||Warwick and Leamington||Con||no|
|Jim Cunningham||Coventry South||Lab||no|
|Frank Dobson||Holborn and St Pancras||Lab||no|
|Natascha Engel||North East Derbyshire||Lab||no|
|Roger Godsiff||Birmingham, Hall Green||Lab||no|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab||tellno|
|Geoffrey Robinson||Coventry North West||Lab||no|