Scotland Bill — Clause 5 — Timing of elections — 15 Jun 2015 at 21:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted to allow a referendum called by the UK Parliament to be held simultaneously with an election for members of the Scottish Parliament.
The majority of MPs voted to allow a referendum called by the UK Parliament to be held simultaneously with an election for members of the Scottish Parliament.
MPs were considering the Scotland Bill
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 43, page 6, line 8, at end insert—
- (c) A referendum called under reserved powers”
Had it not been rejected this would have impacted Clause 5 of the Bill titled "Timing of elections". Specifically the rejected amendment sought to add the additional element to a sub-clause relating to elections for members of the Scottish Parliament which stated:
- The poll shall not be held on the same date as, or within two months before, the date of the poll at—
- (a) a parliamentary general election (other than an early parliamentary general election), or
- (b) a European parliamentary general election
Clause 5 of the Bill provides for an amendment of Section 2 of the Scotland Act 1998 titled Ordinary general elections [to the Scottish Parliament].
-  Parliament's webpage on the Scotland Bill
-  Clause 4 of the Scotland Bill as at the time of 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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||303 (+2 tell)||0||0||92.4%|
|Lab||0||204 (+2 tell)||0||88.8%|