European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill — 21 Oct 2003 at 18:26
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The Bill's purpose is to allow continuation of the Government's successful programme of piloting innovative electoral processes-including all-postal voting, electronic voting and other electoral innovations-at the forthcoming European elections and, where they are held, at local elections next year. Piloting new voting mechanisms is not done for its own sake. It is innovation for a purpose: to engage the maximum number of voters in the elections, and to make their participation more easy and convenient.
Question put, That the Bill be now read a Second time:-
The House divided: Ayes 306, Noes 172.
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||0||124 (+1 tell)||0||76.7%|
|Independent Ulster Unionist||0||1||0||33.3%|
|Lab||297 (+2 tell)||0||0||73.1%|
|LDem||0||45 (+1 tell)||0||85.2%|