Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 2 — Entitlement to vote in the referendum — 18 Oct 2010 at 20:45
The majority of MPs voted against allowing British citizens living outside the United Kingdom to vote in the referendum on the electoral system for the house of commons.
Conservative MP Graham Brady tabled the amendment to insert the following on page 2, line 19 of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill, the section of the Bill which lists who is eligible to vote:
- (d) British citizens living outside the United Kingdom and not currently entitled to vote as electors at a parliamentary election in any constituency.
- (1A) The Minister shall, within one month of the day on which this Act is passed, by Order provide for a system of prior registration of those entitled to vote in the referendum under subsection (1)(d) above, and for mechanisms by which their votes can be cast.'
-  Section of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill containing page 2.
-  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill as introduced
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||264 (+1 tell)||14 (+2 tell)||0||91.8%|
|LDem||52 (+1 tell)||0||1||94.7%|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Graham Brady||Altrincham and Sale West||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Bill Cash||Stone||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Geoffrey Cox||Torridge and West Devon||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||aye|
|Mark Field||Cities of London and Westminster||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Bernard Jenkin||Harwich and North Essex||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Julian Lewis||New Forest East||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Anne McIntosh||Thirsk and Malton||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Andrew Turner||Isle of Wight||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Andrew Tyrie||Chichester||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Charles Walker||Broxbourne||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|John Whittingdale||Maldon||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Ronnie Campbell||Blyth Valley||Lab||aye|