Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill — Clause 20 — Entitlement to Vote in Local Government Elections at 16 — 17 Nov 2015 at 16:00

John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16.

The majority of MPs voted to keep the voting age for local government elections at 18 and not reduce it to 16.

MPs were considering the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill[1][2].

The question rejected in this vote was:

  • That the clause stand part of the Bill.

The clause in question, clause 21[3], was titled : Governance arrangements for local government: entitlement to vote and stated:

  • In section 2 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (local government electors), in subsection (1)(d) for “18” substitute “16

Section 2 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 sets the age at which someone becomes entitled to vote as an elector at a local government election. (Section 1 of that Act covers Parliamentary elections).

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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
Con277 (+2 tell) 2085.2%
DUP5 0062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab0 172 (+2 tell)075.3%
LDem0 7087.5%
PC0 1033.3%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 101.8%
UKIP1 00100.0%
UUP0 1050.0%
Total:283 188073.8%

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
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)aye
Sarah WollastonTotnesCon (front bench)aye

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