Fixed-term Parliaments Bill — Second Reading — 13 Sep 2010 at 21:45

The majority of MPs voted for regular general elections every five years, with some exceptions allowing early elections.

The majority of MPs voted for the Fixed Term Parliaments Bill[1] to be read a second time; ie. for it to continue its progress to becoming law.

The Bill, as it stood at the time of this vote, sets the next general election date as the 7th of May 2015. Thereafter general elections would be held every five years. There are provisions for an earlier election in the event of no government being able to maintain the confidence of the House of Commons or if a two thirds majority (a "supermajority") of MPs agree to an election.

The Prime Minister is given power to vary the precise date of the election by up to two months.

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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
Con256 (+1 tell) 10 (+1 tell)087.6%
DUP4 0050.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Lab1 13 (+1 tell)05.8%
LDem49 (+1 tell) 0087.7%
Total:311 23053.7%

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

Douglas CarswellClactonConno
Bill CashStoneCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)tellno
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)no
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexCon (front bench)no
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)no
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleCon (front bench)no
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)no
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsCon (front bench)no
Charles WalkerBroxbourneCon (front bench)no
Graham AllenNottingham NorthLab (minister)aye

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