European Union (Referendum) Bill — Second Reading — 5 Jul 2013 at 14:00
George Osborne MP, Tatton voted in favour of a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU
The majority of MPs voted in favour of holding a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union before the end of 2017.
The referendum question included in the bill is:
- "Do you think that the United Kingdom should be a member of the European Union?"
The vote was on the second reading of the European Union (Referendum) Bill. The bill requires a referendum to take place and includes arrangements for it, a vote in favour of a second reading can be seen as support for the general principle of the bill (opportunities to amend the details follow). The motion MPs technically voted on was:
"That the Bill be now read a Second time"
-  Text of the European Union (Referendum) Bill as at the time of the vote
-  European Union (Referendum) Bill 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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||293 (+2 tell)||0 (+2 tell)||0||97.4%|
|Geoffrey Clifton-Brown||The Cotswolds||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Peter Luff||Mid Worcestershire||Con||tellno|