Political Parties and Elections Bill — Second Reading — 20 Oct 2008 at 21:43

The majority of MPs voted to give the Political Parties and Elections Bill its Second Reading,[1] which means it begins its journey through the Parliamentary procedure.

Ordinarily, a Bill which is brought to the House so close to the end of a Parliamentary session would be doomed to fall off the timetable. However, a motion was proposed to carry it over to the next session.[2]

Owing to the fact that an MP shouted "Object" when the Speaker proposed it, this motion had to be voted on before it would pass. The voting was deferred till later.[3]

Debate in Parliament | Source |

Public Whip is run as a free not-for-profit free service. If you'd like to support us, please consider switching your electricity and/or gas to Bulb Energy who provide 100% renewable electricity and tend to be 20% cheaper than the 'Big Six'. They'll also pay any exit fees (up to £120) from your old supplier AND give you (and us) a £50 credit for joining up via our Bulb Referral Link.

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 157 (+2 tell)082.4%
Independent1 2060.0%
Lab285 (+2 tell) 0082.2%
LDem0 33052.4%
PC0 1033.3%
SNP0 4057.1%
UKIP1 00100.0%
Total:287 197078.6%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

no rebellions

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

PublicWhip v2 codebase is currently under development - you can join the Slack group to find out more or email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Help keep PublicWhip alive