European Union Referendum Bill — Decline Second Reading — 9 Jun 2015 at 18:45
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset 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
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.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||322 (+2 tell)||0||0||98.2%|
|SNP||0||54 (+2 tell)||0||100.0%|