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Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in favour of allowing a Parliamentary constituency to cover both part of the Isle of Wight and part of the UK mainland.
The majority of MPs voted against requiring all parts of the Isle of Wight be included in a constituency which is wholly in the Isle of Wight.
A majority of MPs voted against Lords amendment 20 to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill, which would have prevented any constituency from covering both part of the Isle of Wight and part of the UK mainland. In voting for this amendment, MPs were implying that they consider that constituencies being of equal size is of more importance than their fitting geographical features (such as, in this case, the fact that part of the constituency is on an island).
The text of the rejected new clause which Lords amendment 20 would have introduced read:
- (1) All parts of the Isle of Wight must be included in a constituency which is wholly in the Isle of Wight.
- (2) Rule 2 does not apply to any such constituency.”
The exemption from rule 2 ensures now other criteria overrule the statement in (1).
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||262 (+1 tell)||0||0||85.9%|
|Lab||0||223 (+2 tell)||0||87.5%|
|LDem||49 (+1 tell)||3||0||93.0%|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Alan Reid||Argyll and Bute||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Dan Rogerson||North Cornwall||LDem (front bench)||no|