Political Parties and Elections Bill — £50,000 cap on donations — rejected — 2 Mar 2009 at 18:45
The majority of MPs voted against imposing a maximum allowable donation from any person to any registered party of £50,000 per calender year.
This would have been done by adding a new Clause into the Political Parties and Elections Bill that would (had it passed) changed the Political Parties, Elections and Referendum Act 2000 and inserted a new subsection into the part relating to "Permissible donors".
Only four members of the Conservative Party chose to vote on this proposal.
-  David Howarth MP, House of Commons, 2 March 2009
-  Permissible Donors, Section 54, Political Parties, Elections and Referendum Act 2000.
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|
|Lab||296 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.1%|
|LDem||0||56 (+2 tell)||1||93.7%|
|John Leech||Manchester, Withington||LDem (front bench)||both|