Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 8 — Electoral Registration and Reports of the Boundary Commissions — 20 Oct 2010 at 15:45
The majority of MPs voted against making the Electoral Commission certifying sufficient measures have been taken to register voters a pre-requisite for the next review of Parliamentary constituency boundaries.
The Deputy Leader of the Commons Liberal Democrat MP David Heath stated he did not want to delay the process. Labour MP Chris Bryant spoke against going ahead with the review with the current electoral register saying : "...many people are under-represented on the register. The danger is that they will therefore be under-represented in Parliament and their concerns will not be taken on board."
The Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill contains provisions stating when periodic reports by Boundary Commissions on Parliamentary Constituency boundaries must be produced.
- (2)A Boundary Commission shall submit reports under subsection (1) above periodically—
- (a) before 1st October 2013, and
- (b) before 1st October of every fifth year after that.”
Graham Stringer MP proposed adding a further provision:
- The boundary review due to be completed by the date set out in subsection (2)(a) above shall not begin until both Houses of Parliament have approved a report from the Electoral Commission certifying that in its opinion sufficient measures have been taken to provide for the registration of eligible voters."
-  David Heath MP, House of Commons, 20th October 2010
-  Chris Bryant MP, House of Commons, 20th October 2010
-  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill as introduced
-  Section of Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill as introduced containing p.6 line 36, the location of the relevant section
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||274 (+1 tell)||0||0||89.9%|
|Lab||0||221 (+2 tell)||0||86.4%|
|LDem||48 (+1 tell)||0||0||86.0%|