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 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%|