European Union (Referendum) Bill — Clause 2 — Entitlement of British Overseas Territories Residents to Vote in the Referendum — 29 Nov 2013 at 09:30
Rehman Chishti MP, Gillingham and Rainham voted against allowing residents of all British Overseas Territories to vote in a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU
The majority of MPs voted against allowing residents of all British Overseas Territories to vote in a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.
The European Union (Referendum) Bill as introduced stated:
- Those entitled to vote in the referendum are—
- (a)the persons who, on the date of the referendum, would be entitled to vote as electors at a parliamentary election in any constituency, and
- (b)the persons who, on that date, are disqualified by reason of being peers from voting as electors at parliamentary elections.
- page 1, line 20, at end insert—
- ‘(c) residents of all British Overseas Territories.’
There is some discussion in the debate about the potential impact of the referendum on the residents of British Overseas Territories.
-  European Union (Referendum) Bill as introduced
-  Official Record, House of Commons, 29 November 2013
-  Amendment sheet for consideration of the European Union (Referendum) Bill on 29 November 2013
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union (Referendum) Bill
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||233 (+2 tell)||0||0||77.0%|
|Lab||0||5 (+2 tell)||0||2.7%|