Football Governance Bill — Second Reading — 7 Nov 2014 at 14:03
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted for regulation of the ownership of top professional football clubs and to ensure supporter owned clubs can football competitions.
MPs were considering the Football Governance Bill.
The Bill requires:
- Transparency in relation to the ownership of clubs playing in the top eight levels of English professional and semi-professional football.
- Club owners to pass a "fit and proper" person test.
- Organisers of competitions in the top eight levels of English professional and semi-professional football not to prevent community benefit societies and member owned and controlled community interest companies operating a football club.
- All creditors of a football club to be compensated equally should the club go into administration
The motion supported by the majority of MPs taking part in the vote was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
Following the vote the Deputy Speaker declared that the question was not decided because fewer than 40 Members had taken part in the Division, and the business under consideration stood over until the next sitting of the House.
The 2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat coalition agreement stated:
- We will encourage the reform of football governance rules to support the co-operative ownership of football clubs by supporters.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Football Governance Bill 2014-15
-  2010 Conservative - Liberal Democrat coalition agreement
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||5 (+2 tell)||3 (+2 tell)||0||4.0%|
|Harriett Baldwin||West Worcestershire||Con (front bench)||no|
|Damian Hinds||East Hampshire||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Kris Hopkins||Keighley||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mel Stride||Central Devon||Con (front bench)||tellno|