Recall of MPs Bill — Clause 1 — Length of Suspension from the House of Commons Which Would Trigger New Election for MP — 24 Nov 2014 at 17:45
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted to reduce the proposed minimum length of suspension from the House of Commons which would trigger a new election for an MP in that constituency from 21 sitting days (or 28 days) to 10 sitting days (or 14 days).
MPs were considering the Recall of MPs Bill. The motion passed by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- Page 1, line 18, leave out subsection (4) and insert—
- ‘(4) The second recall condition is that, following on from a report from the Committee on Standards, the House of Commons order the suspension of the MP from the service of the House for a specified period of requisite length.
- (4A) A specified period is of requisite length for the purposes of subsection (4) if—
- (a) where the period is expressed as a number of sitting days, the period specified is of at least 10 sitting days, or
- (b) in any other case, the period specified (however expressed) is a period of at least 14 days.”
Prior to the vote subsection 4 of clause 1 stated:
- (4) The second recall condition is that the House of Commons orders the suspension of the MP from the service of the House for a specified period and—
- (a) where the period is expressed as a number of sitting days, the period specified is a period of at least 21 sitting days, or
- (b) in any other case, the period specified (however expressed) is a period of at least 28 days.
-  Parliament's webpage on the recall of MPs Bill
-  Clause one of the Recall of MPs Bill prior to the vote
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||46||116 (+2 tell)||1||54.5%|
|Lab||115 (+2 tell)||2||0||46.1%|