Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill — Clause 1 — Polling days for parliamentary general elections — 24 Nov 2010 at 13:42
Rehman Chishti MP, Gillingham and Rainham voted for a General Election on the 7th of May 2015 and then every five years.
The majority of MPs agreed the date of the next General Election as the 7th of May 2015 and that subsequent elections are to be held every five years. There is also a provision to allow the Prime Minister to move the date by up to two months earlier or later with the agreement of Parliament.
-  Clause One of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill as at 22.07.2010
-  Parliament Webpage on the Fixed-Term Parliaments 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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||256 (+2 tell)||4||0||85.6%|
|Lab||0||213 (+2 tell)||0||83.7%|
|Bill Cash||Stone||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||no|
|Richard Shepherd||Aldridge-Brownhills||Con (front bench)||no|