Backbench Business — Voting by Prisoners — 10 Feb 2011 at 17:37
The majority of MPs voted against prisoners being able to vote; except those imprisoned for contempt, default or on remand.
The motion approved in this vote was:
- That this House
- notes the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in Hirst v . the United Kingdom in which it held that there had been no substantive debate by members of the legislature on the continued justification for maintaining a general restriction on the right of prisoners to vote;
- acknowledges the treaty obligations of the UK; is of the opinion that legislative decisions of this nature should be a matter for democratically-elected lawmakers; and
- supports the current situation in which no prisoner is able to vote except those imprisoned for contempt, default or on remand.
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||163 (+2 tell)||1||0||54.2%|
|Lab||62||7 (+1 tell)||0||27.2%|
|LDem||4||9 (+1 tell)||0||24.6%|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||no|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||tellno|
|Barry Gardiner||Brent North||Lab (minister)||no|
|Kate Green||Stretford and Urmston||Lab (minister)||no|
|Glenda Jackson||Hampstead and Kilburn||Lab (minister)||no|
|Andrew Love||Edmonton||Lab (minister)||no|
|Kerry McCarthy||Bristol East||Lab (minister)||no|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||no|
|Yasmin Qureshi||Bolton South East||Lab (minister)||no|
|Stephen Gilbert||St Austell and Newquay||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||whilst LDem (front bench)||aye|
|John Pugh||Southport||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Bob Russell||Colchester||LDem (front bench)||aye|