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[1] 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.

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Debate in Parliament | Source |

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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con199 (+1 tell) 16 (+1 tell)071.1%
DUP1 0012.5%
Lab84 7 (+1 tell)035.7%
LDem40 (+1 tell) 1075.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SNP5 0083.3%
Total:330 27056.7%

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
Steven BakerWycombeConno
John BaronBasildon and BillericayCon (front bench)no
Andrew BridgenNorth West LeicestershireCon (front bench)no
Dan BylesNorth WarwickshireCon (front bench)no
William CashStoneCon (front bench)no
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)no
Cheryl GillanChesham and AmershamConno
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Adam HollowayGraveshamCon (front bench)no
Andrea LeadsomSouth NorthamptonshireCon (front bench)no
Jeremy LefroyStaffordCon (front bench)no
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)no
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)tellno
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)no
Christopher PincherTamworthCon (front bench)no
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)no
Chris WhiteWarwick and LeamingtonCon (front bench)no
Jim CunninghamCoventry SouthLabno
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabno
Natascha EngelNorth East DerbyshireLab (minister)no
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Hall GreenLabno
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)tellno
Geoffrey RobinsonCoventry North WestLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)no

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