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.

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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
Con163 (+2 tell) 1054.2%
DUP2 0025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab62 7 (+1 tell)027.2%
LDem4 9 (+1 tell)024.6%
PC0 30100.0%
SNP3 0050.0%
Total:234 22040.7%

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
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)no
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabtellno
Barry GardinerBrent NorthLab (minister)no
Kate GreenStretford and UrmstonLab (minister)no
Glenda JacksonHampstead and KilburnLab (minister)no
Andrew LoveEdmontonLab (minister)no
Kerry McCarthyBristol EastLab (minister)no
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Yasmin QureshiBolton South EastLab (minister)no
Stephen GilbertSt Austell and NewquayLDem (front bench)aye
Mike HancockPortsmouth Southwhilst LDem (front bench)aye
John PughSouthportLDem (front bench)aye
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)aye

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