London Local Authorities Bill — Second Reading — 13 Oct 2010 at 17:13

Anna Soubry MP, Broxtowe voted to give more powers to London local authorities.

The majority of MPs voted to give more powers to local authorities in London.

Technically the vote was on giving the London Local Authorities Bill a second reading ie. allowing it to continue on its path to becoming law.

Parliament's webpage on the Bill[2] summarises its content saying it "confers a range of further powers upon local authorities in London, including:

  • the issuing of penalty charges for littering and dog-related offences
  • miscellaneous provisions related to public health, environmental protection and highways
  • provision for local authorities to serve management orders on owners of houses in multiple occupation that require maintenance
  • changes to the powers of entry by ‘appropriate officers’ to houses
  • miscellaneous provisions for the licensing of premises."

While moving the motion that the Bill ought be read a second time Conservative MP Mike Freer said[3]:

  • This is the 10th London Local Authorities Bill and it is promoted on behalf of the 32 London boroughs and the City of London Corporation, speaking for Londoners. Although many of us would prefer a reduction in regulation and a lessening of the intrusive nature of government both national and local as that is a laudable aim, we have a responsibility to address the real issues facing Londoners.


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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
Con224 (+2 tell) 15 (+2 tell)380.4%
DUP2 2050.0%
Lab17 006.6%
LDem47 1084.2%
Total:290 18350.1%

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

Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthCon (front bench)no
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)tellno
Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestCon (front bench)no
Bill CashStoneCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)tellno
James ClappisonHertsmereCon (front bench)no
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)no
Andrew GriffithsBurtonConno
Richard HarringtonWatfordCon (front bench)no
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Greg KnightEast YorkshireCon (front bench)no
David MorrisMorecambe and LunesdaleCon (front bench)no
Stephen PhillipsSleaford and North HykehamCon (front bench)no
John RedwoodWokinghamConno
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetCon (front bench)no
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)no
Gordon HendersonSittingbourne and SheppeyCon (front bench)both
Marcus JonesNuneatonConboth
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleCon (front bench)both
Robert SmithWest Aberdeenshire and KincardineLDem (front bench)no

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