Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Third Reading — 2 Nov 2010 at 21:57

The majority of MPs voted for both

  • a referendum on introducing the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs, and
  • to equalise the number of electors in each constituency via boundary changes. This process would also reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

The vote was technically on whether the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill[1][2] should be read a for a third time ie. whether it ought continue on its path towards becoming law. As this vote allowed the Bill to complete its journey through the Commons, the Bill was then taken to the House of Lords for Consideration there.

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
Con268 (+1 tell) 14192.8%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab0 230 (+2 tell)089.9%
LDem50 (+1 tell) 0191.2%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:318 262291.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsCon (front bench)no
John BaronBasildon and BillericayCon (front bench)no
Charles WalkerBroxbourneCon (front bench)no
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)no
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleCon (front bench)no
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)no
Patrick MercerNewarkConboth
James GrayNorth WiltshireCon (front bench)no
Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthCon (front bench)no
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)no
Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDem (front bench)both
Bill CashStoneCon (front bench)no
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)no

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