Political Parties Funding — Failed due to the Conservative Party — 4 Dec 2007 at 18:48
The majority voted for the motion:
- This House
- notes that political funding reform is essential to the future health of democracy in the UK and that Her Majesty's Gracious Speech said that the Government would bring forward proposals on the regulation of party finance and expenditure;
- regrets that a comprehensive reform package was not achieved by the inter-party talks owing to the unilateral decision of the Conservative Party to walk away from a draft agreement put to the parties by Sir Hayden Phillips, despite the fact that the draft agreement faithfully reflected recommendations in Sir Hayden's 15th March 2007 Report, which they had earlier welcomed; and
- urges all parties to engage constructively in order to achieve lasting reform in the public interest.
The original motion for put forth by the Conservative party had been rejected.
-  Jack Straw MP, House of Commons, 4 December 2007
-  The Review of the Funding of Political Parties Report, 15 March 2007
-  Division 19, House of Commons, 4 December 2007
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||146 (+2 tell)||0||76.3%|
|Lab||298 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.2%|