Recall of MPs Bill — Clause 2 — New Election as A Result of Conviction of an MP for An Offence Committed Before Their Election or Before Recall Bill Coming Into Force — 24 Nov 2014 at 17:45

The majority of MPs voted for an amendment to the Recall of MPs Bill which was intended, along with other amendments, to ensure a new election for an MP could be triggered as a result of an offence committed before an individual became an MP, and before the Recall of MPs Bill came into force, but were only convicted of it afterwards.

MPs were considering the Recall of MPs Bill[1].

The amendment supported by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote stated:

  • page 2, line 18, leave out “The reference in” and insert “In”.

This affected clause 2[2] subsection(1) of the Bill which, prior to the vote, stated:

  • (1) The reference in section 1(3) (the first recall condition) to an offence—
  • (a) includes an offence committed before the MP became an MP, but
  • (b) does not include an offence committed before the day on which section 1 comes into force.

The MP moving the motion provided an explanation of its intent:

  • This amendment and amendment 17 ensure that a recall petition may be triggered by an offence committed before the day Clause 1 comes into force where an MP is convicted of the offence on or after that day and after he or she last became an MP.

Amendment 17 stated:

  • Clause 2, page 2, line 18, leave out “to an offence” and insert—
  • “(a) the reference to an offence includes an offence committed before the MP became an MP and an offence committed before the day on which section 1 comes into force, but
  • (b) the reference to an MP being convicted of an offence is only to an MP being convicted of an offence on or after that day.”

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con79 63 (+2 tell)047.5%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent2 00100.0%
Lab109 (+2 tell) 1043.4%
LDem37 2069.6%
PC2 0066.7%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP4 0066.7%
Total:236 66048.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

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
Gerald HowarthAldershotConno
Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestCon (front bench)no
Damian GreenAshfordConno
Bob StewartBeckenhamCon (front bench)no
Simon HughesBermondsey and Old SouthwarkLDem (front bench)no
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDem (front bench)no
Mark SimmondsBoston and SkegnessConno
Conor BurnsBournemouth WestCon (front bench)no
Charles WalkerBroxbourneCon (front bench)no
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)no
Jonathan EvansCardiff NorthConno
John StevensonCarlisleCon (front bench)no
Tracey CrouchChatham and AylesfordCon (front bench)no
Greg HandsChelsea and FulhamCon (front bench)no
Cheryl GillanChesham and AmershamCon (front bench)no
Stephen MosleyCity of ChesterCon (front bench)no
Henry SmithCrawleyCon (front bench)no
Richard OttawayCroydon SouthCon (front bench)no
Patrick McLoughlinDerbyshire DalesCon (front bench)no
Sam GyimahEast SurreyCon (front bench)no
Stephen O'BrienEddisburyConno
Mark HarperForest of DeanCon (front bench)no
Mark MenziesFyldeCon (front bench)no
Edward GarnierHarboroughCon (front bench)no
Andrew JonesHarrogate and KnaresboroughCon (front bench)no
Bob BlackmanHarrow EastCon (front bench)no
John HowellHenleyCon (front bench)no
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenCon (front bench)no
Angela WatkinsonHornchurch and UpminsterContellno
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)no
Karl McCartneyLincolnCon (front bench)no
Nicky MorganLoughboroughCon (front bench)no
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexConno
Peter LuffMid WorcestershireCon (front bench)no
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyCon (front bench)no
Robert JenrickNewarkCon (front bench)no
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetCon (front bench)tellno
Bill WigginNorth HerefordshireConno
Liam FoxNorth SomersetConno
George YoungNorth West HampshireConno
James GrayNorth WiltshireCon (front bench)no
Michael EllisNorthampton NorthCon (front bench)no
Jo JohnsonOrpingtonCon (front bench)no
Stewart JacksonPeterboroughCon (front bench)no
Oliver ColvilePlymouth, Sutton and DevonportCon (front bench)no
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
William HagueRichmond (Yorks)Con (front bench)no
Alan HaselhurstSaffron WaldenCon (front bench)no
Meg MunnSheffield, HeeleyLabno
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)no
Stephen MetcalfeSouth Basildon and East ThurrockCon (front bench)no
Andrew LansleySouth CambridgeshireConno
Sheryll MurraySouth East CornwallCon (front bench)no
John HayesSouth Holland and The DeepingsCon (front bench)no
Andrew RobathanSouth LeicestershireCon (front bench)no
Lorraine FullbrookSouth RibbleCon (front bench)no
Gavin WilliamsonSouth StaffordshireConno
David GaukeSouth West HertfordshireCon (front bench)no
Therese CoffeySuffolk CoastalCon (front bench)no
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownThe CotswoldsCon (front bench)no
Jackie Doyle-PriceThurrockCon (front bench)no
John StanleyTonbridge and MallingCon (front bench)no
Geoffrey CoxTorridge and West DevonCon (front bench)no
Greg ClarkTunbridge WellsCon (front bench)no
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)no
Stephen HammondWimbledonConno
Adam AfriyieWindsorCon (front bench)no
John RedwoodWokinghamConno

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