European Union Referendum Bill — Decline Second Reading — 9 Jun 2015 at 18:45

John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.

The majority of MPs voted in favour of a referendum, to be held before the end of 2017, on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union.

MPs were considering the European Union Referendum Bill[1]

The motion being considered was:

  • That the Bill be now read a Second time.

In this vote an amendment which would have replaced the text of the motion was rejected. The rejected text stated:

  • That this House
  • declines to give a Second Reading to the EU Referendum Bill because it fails to meet the gold standard set by the Scottish independence referendum in terms of inclusivity and democratic participation, in particular because the Bill does not give the right to vote to 16 and 17 year olds or most EU nationals living in the UK, the Bill does not include a double majority provision to ensure that no nation or jurisdiction of the UK can be taken out of the EU against its will, and the legislation does not include provision to ensure that the referendum vote cannot be held on the same day as the Scottish, Welsh or Northern Ireland elections.

Had the amended motion been passed the Bill would have made no further progress towards becoming law.

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
Con322 (+2 tell) 0098.2%
DUP6 0075.0%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab3 001.3%
LDem4 0050.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 54 (+2 tell)0100.0%
UKIP1 00100.0%
UUP2 00100.0%
Total:339 59062.4%

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
no rebellions

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