Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — number and distribution of seats — 1 Nov 2010 at 19:42
The majority of MPs voted against a measure which would have ensured local government wards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland would be entirely within one Parliamentary constituency; and would have prevented Parliamentary Constituencies from spanning more than two counties or London Boroughs.
Labour MP Chris Bryant proposed the rejected amendment which at 11, page 10, line 10, of the bill would at the end insert-
- (1A) A Boundary Commission shall ensure that-
- (a) in England, no district or borough ward shall be included in more than one constituency;
- (b) in Northern Ireland, no local authority ward shall be included in more than one constituency;
- (c) in Wales, no unitary authority ward shall be included in more than one constituency;
- (d) in Scotland, regard shall be had to local authority ward boundaries.
- (1B) The Boundary Commission for England shall where practicable have regard to the boundaries of counties and London boroughs; and in any case no constituency shall include the whole or part of more than two counties or London boroughs.
- (1C) The Boundary Commission for Wales shall where practicable have regard to the boundaries of unitary authorities; and in any case no constituency shall include the whole or part of more than two unitary authorities.'.
-  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - as amended in the committee of the whole house - Published 26th October 2010
-  Page on the Parliament website for the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
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||277 (+1 tell)||3||0||91.8%|
|Lab||0||228 (+2 tell)||0||89.1%|
|LDem||50 (+1 tell)||0||0||89.5%|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||aye|