Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 1 — Referendum on the Alternative Vote — Threshold for Binding Result — 15 Feb 2011 at 20:46
The majority of MPs voted not to require a 40% turnout in the referendum on using the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs for the result to be binding.
MPs were considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. The motion passed by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1.
Lords amendment  stated:
- Page 1, line 5, at end insert—
- “(1A) If less than 40% of the electorate vote in the referendum, the result shall not be binding.”
-  Parliament's webpage on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
-  Lords amendments to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies 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||253 (+1 tell)||20||0||89.5%|
|Lab||0||219 (+2 tell)||0||86.0%|
|LDem||54 (+1 tell)||0||0||96.5%|
|Brian Binley||Northampton South||Con (front bench)||no|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||no|
|Graham Brady||Altrincham and Sale West||Con (front bench)||no|
|Bill Cash||Stone||Con (front bench)||no|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||no|
|James Clappison||Hertsmere||Con (front bench)||no|
|Geoffrey Cox||Torridge and West Devon||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||no|
|Richard Drax||South Dorset||Con (front bench)||no|
|James Gray||North Wiltshire||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||no|
|Bernard Jenkin||Harwich and North Essex||Con (front bench)||no|
|Julian Lewis||New Forest East||Con (front bench)||no|
|Anne Main||St Albans||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||no|
|Andrew Percy||Brigg and Goole||Con (front bench)||no|
|Jacob Rees-Mogg||North East Somerset||Con (front bench)||no|
|Richard Shepherd||Aldridge-Brownhills||Con (front bench)||no|
|Sarah Wollaston||Totnes||Con (front bench)||no|