Recall of MPs Bill — Clause 1 — If Conviction of MP for Misconduct in Public Office Should Trigger New Election — 24 Nov 2014 at 17:45
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted against making an MP's conviction for misconduct in public office trigger a new election for an MP in that constituency. This route to "recall" would have been added to the ways of triggering a new election already in the Bill which were an MP being convicted and sentenced to a period of imprisonment; or being suspended from the House of Commons for 10 sitting days (or 14 days).
MPs were considering the Recall of MPs Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote stated:
- page 2, line 9, at end insert—
- “( ) A further recall condition (misconduct in public office) is that—
- (a) the MP has, after becoming an MP, been convicted of the common law offence of misconduct in public office, and
- (b) the appeal period expires without the conviction having been overturned on appeal.
- Sections 2 to 4 contain more about this recall condition
Had it not been rejected this would have added a the above text containing the new recall condition to clause 1 of the Bill.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the amendment be made.
-  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 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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||85 (+2 tell)||71||0||52.1%|
|LDem||1||35 (+2 tell)||0||67.9%|