Scottish Parliament (Constituencies) Bill — 9 Feb 2004 at 21:45

I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

The Bill is short and to the point. It will keep the composition of the Scottish Parliament at 129 Members by removing the link in the Scotland Act 1998 that makes the constituencies of the Scottish Parliament the same as those for Westminster. The Bill will also provide for the separate review of the Scottish Parliament constituencies and regions by the Electoral Commission, which takes over the responsibilities of the boundary commission after the completion of the current review cycle. Without these provisions, there would be no mechanism for reviewing the boundaries for the Scottish Parliament constituencies.

Question put, That the Bill be now read a Second time:-

The House divided: Ayes 333, Noes 127.

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 (+2 tell)077.3%
Independent Conservative0 10100.0%
Lab294 (+2 tell) 0072.5%
LDem30 0055.6%
PC2 1075.0%
SNP5 00100.0%
UUP2 1060.0%
Total:333 127072.5%

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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Elfyn LlwydMeirionnydd Nant ConwyPC (front bench)no
David BurnsideSouth Antrimwhilst UUPno

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