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 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.
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||256 (+1 tell)||10 (+1 tell)||0||87.6%|
|Lab||1||13 (+1 tell)||0||5.8%|
|LDem||49 (+1 tell)||0||0||87.7%|
|Richard Shepherd||Aldridge-Brownhills||Con (front bench)||no|
|Andrew Percy||Brigg and Goole||Con (front bench)||no|
|Charles Walker||Broxbourne||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||no|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Bernard Jenkin||Harwich and North Essex||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||no|
|Graham Allen||Nottingham North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||no|
|Bill Cash||Stone||Con (front bench)||no|
|Laurence Robertson||Tewkesbury||Con (front bench)||no|