Academies Bill — Third Reading — 26 Jul 2010 at 21:58
The majority of MPs voted to approve the third reading of the Academies Bill ie. for it to be passed by the House of Commons.
The Bill enables more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" ie. financial independence and removal from local authority control.
The Bill is now an Act
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||275 (+1 tell)||0||0||90.2%|
|Lab||0||220 (+2 tell)||0||86.0%|
|LDem||40 (+1 tell)||3||0||77.2%|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||whilst LDem (front bench)||no|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem (front bench)||no|