Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill — Clause 2 — Devolution Conditional on Elected Mayor — 7 Dec 2015 at 21:00

Kevan Jones MP, North Durham voted to prevent devolution of powers to groups of local councils being being conditional on the combined authority having an elected mayor.

The majority of MPs voted to allow devolution of powers to groups of local councils to be made conditional on the combined authority having an elected mayor.

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 58, page 2, line 10, at end insert—
  • ‘( ) The transfer of local or public authority functions to combined authorities shall not be dependent on an order being made under subsection (1).”

An explanatory statement accompanying the amendment described its intent:

  • This amendment makes clear that devolution deals must not be dependent on a combined authority having a mayor.

Had it not been rejected this amendment would have impacted clause 2 of the Bill[2], subsection (1) of which stated: "The Secretary of State may by order provide for there to be a mayor for the area of a combined authority."

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
Con285 (+2 tell) 5088.5%
DUP4 0050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 183 (+2 tell)079.7%
LDem0 3037.5%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 1033.3%
UUP1 0050.0%
Total:290 195083.3%

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
Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestCon (front bench)aye
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)aye
Geoffrey CoxTorridge and West DevonConaye
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)aye
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)aye

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