Business of the House – end debate — 7 Apr 2010 at 13:46

The majority of MPs voted to end a debate and vote on a motion about Standing Orders, the procedures followed in Parliament.

The motion being debated was temporary amendments to pass legislation quickly during the two remaining days available before the general election (the "wash-up period".[1]

MPs in the Chamber were unhappy that larger changes proposed by the Wright Committee[2] were not implemented before the general election, despite assurances from the Leader of the House, Harriet Harman. These changes would have given more power to backbench MPs.

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 603.1%
DUP0 4050.0%
Independent1 1033.3%
Lab237 (+2 tell) 0068.7%
LDem0 20 (+2 tell)034.9%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 4057.1%
Total:238 36044.3%

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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