Opposition Day — Public Ownership of Railways — Bus Regulation — 19 Jan 2016 at 18:53

The majority of MPs voted against regulation of local bus networks and against public ownership of the railways.

The motion rejected by the majority of MPs was:

  • That this House
  • believes that the rising cost of public transport is adding to the financial pressures facing many households;
  • notes that over 2,400 local authority-supported bus routes have been cut or downgraded since 2010;
  • regrets that bus fares have risen by 26 per cent on average and regulated rail fares have risen by up to 38 per cent since 2010;
  • further regrets delays to rail infrastructure projects including the electrification of the Great Western Main Line, the North TransPennine route and the Midland Main Line;
  • notes with regret the decision by the Scottish Government to award the ScotRail franchise to a private operator, rather than exploring alternative options;
  • calls on the Government to bring forward a buses bill as announced in the Queen’s Speech to enable the regulation of local bus networks; and
  • further calls on the Government to rule out the privatisation of Network Rail and instead extend to franchised services the model of rail public ownership that delivered record passenger satisfaction scores on the East Coast Main Line.

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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
Con296 (+2 tell) 0090.3%
DUP7 0087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1033.3%
Lab0 206 (+2 tell)089.7%
LDem0 000.0%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 30100.0%
UUP2 00100.0%
Total:305 213088.5%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
no rebellions

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