Political Parties and Elections Bill — Home address form must be correct — 2 Mar 2009 at 21:00
Geraldine Smith MP, Morecambe and Lunesdale voted in the minority (No).
The majority of MPs voted in favour of the minor amendment to the 'Political Parties and Elections Bill', consequential to the changes to the rules for Parliamentary elections made in the previous division, that a person is guilty of a corrupt practice if he makes a statement on his home address form which he knows to be false.
-  False statements in nomination papers etc., Section 65A, Representation of the People Act
-  Sylvia Heal, Deputy Speaker, House of Commons, 2 March 2009
-  Gavin Strang MP, House of Commons, 2 March 2009
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||54 (+1 tell)||14||0||35.8%|
|Lab||161 (+1 tell)||87||0||71.1%|
|LDem||6||48 (+2 tell)||0||88.9%|