Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Schedule 1 — Role of Electoral Commission in Referendum — 18 Oct 2010 at 18:30
The majority of MPs voted against making the Electoral Commission's work to promote public awareness of the referendum subject to the agreement of the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission.
Labour MP Chris Bryant moved the amendment to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill which was voted on. His amendment proposed taking the part of the bill (page 17, line 5) which stated:
- "The Electoral Commission must take whatever steps they think appropriate to promote public awareness about the referendum and how to vote in it."
and would have added the following to the end:
- "subject to the agreement of the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission".
-  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill as introduced
-  Section of Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill as introduced containing p.17, line 5, the location of the amendment.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||270 (+1 tell)||2||0||89.2%|
|Lab||0||224 (+2 tell)||0||87.6%|
|LDem||50 (+1 tell)||0||0||89.5%|
|Mark Field||Cities of London and Westminster||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Bernard Jenkin||Harwich and North Essex||Con (front bench)||aye|