Parliamentary and Local Elections (Choice of Electoral Systems) — 14 Jun 2006 at 12:46
I beg to move,
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the holding of referendums about methods of election to the House of Commons and to local authorities; to enable a specified number of electors to require the holding of such a referendum; to require the Electoral Commission to establish a Citizens' Assembly to perform functions in relation to referendums; to provide for the adoption by a local authority of a different method of election; and for connected purposes.
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 72, Noes 168.
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||97 (+2 tell)||0||0||50.8%|
|LDem||0||43 (+2 tell)||0||71.4%|
|Nigel Dodds||Belfast North||DUP (front bench)||no|
|John Denham||Southampton, Itchen||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Natascha Engel||North East Derbyshire||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mark Fisher||Stoke-on-Trent Central||Lab||aye|
|Patrick Hall||Bedford||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mark Lazarowicz||Edinburgh North and Leith||Lab||aye|
|Andrew MacKinlay||Thurrock||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Gordon Marsden||Blackpool South||Lab||aye|
|Chris McCafferty||Calder Valley||Lab||aye|
|Julie Morgan||Cardiff North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Doug Naysmith||Bristol North West||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mohammad Sarwar||Glasgow Central||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Paddy Tipping||Sherwood||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Alan Whitehead||Southampton, Test||Lab||aye|