Motion to sit in private — Voting Age (Reduction) Bill — 6 Jun 2008 at 09:30

Julie Morgan MP moved that "The House do sit in private" at the start of the day.[1]

This is a tactic to avoid the motion -- which can be called only once per day -- being invoked during the debate[2] of her Bill to reduce the voting age from 18 years to 16 years[3] and ending the discussion early by having a vote that does not reach Quorum.

As it happened, discussion of the Bill continued until it ran out of time.

For more, see the FAQ.[4]

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con9 (+2 tell) 005.7%
Lab16 0 (+1 tell)04.8%
LDem4 0 (+1 tell)07.9%
Total:29 005.4%

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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Julie MorganCardiff NorthLab (minister)tellaye
Stephen WilliamsBristol WestLDem (front bench)tellaye

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