Fixed Term Parliaments Bill — Clause 2 — Early parliamentary general elections — 1 Dec 2010 at 15:30

The majority of MPs voted not to prevent a certificate from the Speaker of the House of Commons relating to the calling of a general election being questioned in court.

MPs were considering the Fixed Term Parliaments Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was[2]:

  • Amendment 6, page 2, line 15, leave out subsection (3) and insert-
  • '(3) Any certificate of the Speaker of the House of Commons given under this section shall be conclusive for all purposes and shall not be presented to or questioned in any court of law whatsoever.'.

This amendment would have taken effect on subsection (3) of clause two of the Bill as it stood[3] which stated:

  • (3) A certificate under this section is conclusive for all purposes.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con241 (+2 tell) 8 (+1 tell)082.4%
DUP0 5062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab0 208 (+1 tell)081.3%
LDem52 0091.2%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:295 231082.4%

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

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsCon (front bench)aye
Charles WalkerBroxbourneCon (front bench)aye
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)aye
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexCon (front bench)tellaye
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetCon (front bench)aye
Robert BucklandSouth SwindonCon (front bench)aye
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)aye

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