Disenfranchisement of All Residents of Scotland In Event of Scottish Referendum In Favour of Independence — 25 Mar 2014 at 12:40

Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.

The majority of MPs voted against immediately preventing all residents of Scotland voting in UK general elections in the event of a Scottish referendum deciding in favour of an independent Scotland.

The motion rejected in this vote was:

  • That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Representation of the People Act 1983 to disenfranchise all residents of Scotland eligible to vote in any United Kingdom General Election held after 18 September 2014 in the event of a positive vote in the Scottish Independence referendum; and for connected purposes.

During the debate leading up to the vote John Stevenson MP explained why he was proposing the Bill[1]:

  • If, on 18 September, there is a majority vote for independence, Scotland would not suddenly become an independent country: negotiations would have to take place; treaties would have to be signed; Acts of Parliament would have to be passed; political and practical arrangements would have to be put in to place; and then, probably at some time in 2016, a formal separation would take effect. But what would happen in the 2015 general election?
  • For a number of reasons that I wish to discuss today, I believe it would be unacceptable to this House and to the remaining parts of the United Kingdom for Scottish MPs to be returned to this Parliament in 2015 after a yes vote.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con31 14 (+2 tell)015.4%
DUP2 0025.0%
Lab166 (+2 tell) 0065.1%
LDem16 2032.1%
PC3 00100.0%
SDLP2 0066.7%
SNP5 0083.3%
Total:226 16038.4%

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
Stephen BarclayNorth East CambridgeshireCon (front bench)aye
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)aye
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)aye
Nick de BoisEnfield NorthCon (front bench)aye
Gordon HendersonSittingbourne and SheppeyCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Stewart JacksonPeterboroughCon (front bench)aye
Jason McCartneyColne ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Karl McCartneyLincolnCon (front bench)aye
Stephen McPartlandStevenageContellaye
Nigel MillsAmber ValleyCon (front bench)aye
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)aye
Mark RecklessRochester and StroodCon (front bench)aye
Simon ReevellDewsburyCon (front bench)aye
John StevensonCarlisleCon (front bench)aye
Martin VickersCleethorpesCon (front bench)tellaye
David HeathSomerton and FromeLDem (front bench)aye
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDem (front bench)aye

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