Fixed-term Parliaments Bill — Clause 1 — Four Year Fixed Term — 16 Nov 2010 at 21:30

The majority of MPs voted against a proposal to hold general elections every four years, rather than every five years.

An amendment to the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill[1] was proposed by Jonathan Edwards MP(Plaid Cymru, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)

  • page 1, line 7, leave out 'fifth' and insert 'fourth'.

The clause the amendment proposed changing originally stated[2]:

  • The polling day for each subsequent parliamentary general election is to be the first Thursday in May in the fifth calendar year following that in which the polling day for the previous parliamentary general election fell.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con265 (+2 tell) 2087.9%
DUP0 3037.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab0 231 (+1 tell)090.3%
LDem48 0084.2%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 4 (+1 tell)083.3%
Total:313 246087.7%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleCon (front bench)aye

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