European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill — 21 Oct 2003 at 18:26

John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East did not vote.

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.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | 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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 124 (+1 tell)076.7%
DUP0 1020.0%
Independent Conservative0 10100.0%
Independent Ulster Unionist0 1033.3%
Lab297 (+2 tell) 0073.1%
LDem0 45 (+1 tell)085.2%
PC4 00100.0%
SNP5 00100.0%
Total:306 172074.8%

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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