Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — New Clause 20 — Combination of polls — 25 Oct 2010 at 19:15

The majority of MPs agreed to allow the referendum on the system for electing MPs to be combined with other elections and referendums being held on the same day.

Mark Harper MP explained during the debate that the purpose of proposing New Clause 20[1] to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill[2] and its associated schedules, was:

  • ... to provide that the referendum on the voting system can be combined with the eight different elections or local referendums across the UK that could take place on 5 May 2011.

The vote was technically on if the Clause ought be read a second time, ie. if it ought continue on its path to becoming law.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con269 (+2 tell) 0088.6%
DUP7 0087.5%
Green1 00100.0%
Lab0 204 (+2 tell)079.8%
LDem52 0091.2%
PC1 0033.3%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP4 20100.0%
Total:335 207084.9%

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

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Michael WeirAngusSNP (front bench)no
Pete WishartPerth and North PerthshireSNP (front bench)no

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