Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill — New Clause 3 — Political Campaigning by Charities — 26 Jan 2016 at 16:15

John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay voted against making clear charities can undertake political campaigning.

The majority of MPs voted against making clear charities can undertake political campaigning.

MPs were considering the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill[1].

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled Power to make representations and stated:

  • “(1) A charity may undertake political campaigning or political activity in the context of supporting the delivery of its charitable purposes.
  • (2) A charity may campaign to ensure support for, or to oppose, a change in the law, policy or decisions of central government, local authorities or other public bodies.”

During the debate the MP proposing the new clause stated[2]

The act referred to introduced a register of lobbyists and increased regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections.[3]

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
Con275 (+2 tell) 0083.9%
DUP4 0050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 30100.0%
Lab0 186 (+2 tell)081.0%
LDem0 1012.5%
PC0 1033.3%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 43079.6%
UKIP1 00100.0%
Total:280 236080.9%

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
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