European Union Referendum Bill — Clause 4 — Holding Referendum on UK Remaining A Member of the EU on Same Day as Other Polls — 18 Jun 2015 at 16:45

The majority of MPs voted to allow the referendum on the UK remaining a member of the EU to be held on the same day as other elections.

MPs were considering the European Union Referendum Bill[1].

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 3, in clause 4, page 2, line 39, leave out subsection (2) and insert—
  • ‘(2) The referendum shall not be held on the same day as:
  • (a) elections to the Scottish Parliament;
  • (b) elections to the National Assembly for Wales;
  • (c) elections for the Mayor of London; or
  • (d) local authority elections”.

An explanatory statement accompanying the

The amendment would prevent the referendum being held on the same day as Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales, London mayoral or local authority elections

Subsection 2 of clause 4[2] which would have been replaced had this amendment not been rejected empowered ministers to make regulations combining the referendum on the UK remaining a member of the EU with other referenda or elections.

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
Con307 (+2 tell) 1093.9%
Lab0 203 (+2 tell)088.4%
LDem0 2025.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 55098.2%
UKIP0 10100.0%
UUP1 0050.0%
Total:308 267091.2%

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
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)aye

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