Rewarding Democracy Commission — 29 Nov 2000
I beg to move,
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a Commission, to be called the Rewarding Democracy Commission, to inquire into the reasons why those entitled to vote in elections either fail to register as an elector or decline to vote when registered and to produce recommendations for rewarding those who vote in parliamentary and other elections.
Question put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in Bills and nomination of Select Committees at commencement of public business: --
The House divided: Ayes 79, Noes 143.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||102 (+2 tell)||0||0||65.0%|
|Lab||5||75 (+2 tell)||0||19.7%|
|Mrs Jackie Ballard||Taunton||LDem||aye|
|Mr Harry Barnes||North East Derbyshire||Lab||no|
|Mr Nigel Beard||Bexleyheath and Crayford||Lab||no|
|Dr Norman Godman||Greenock and Inverclyde||Lab||no|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Evan Harris||Oxford West and Abingdon||LDem||aye|
|Rachel Squire||Dunfermline West||Lab||no|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab||no|