Directly Elected Mayor for the West Midlands Combined Authority Area — 14 Sep 2016 at 15:17
The majority MPs voted in favour of introducing a directly elected mayor for the West Midlands Combined Authority, which covers the local government areas of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:
- That the draft West Midlands Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016, which was laid before this House on 30 June, be approved.
The Order provides that the area of the Combined Authority is to have a directly elected mayor, and for the date of the first and subsequent elections to the role of mayor and the term of office.
The area covered by the Combined Authority is set out in the Draft West Midlands Combined Authority Agreement.
-  Explanatory memorandum to the draft West Midlands Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016
-  Draft West Midlands Combined Authority Agreement
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||279 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.4%|
|Lab||0||3 (+2 tell)||0||2.2%|