Further and Higher Education (Access) Bill — Second Reading — Selection on Merit — 4 Mar 2011 at 13:41

The majority of MPs voted against requiring further and higher education institutions in receipt of public funds to consider applicants from England on the basis of merit alone. This would apply to courses of study below post-graduate level and be subject to exemptions.

MPs were considering the Further and Higher Education (Access) Bill[1]. The motion rejected in this vote was:

  • That the Bill be now read a Second time

The rejection of this motion meant the Bill made no further progress towards becoming law.

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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
Con29 (+2 tell) 3 (+2 tell)011.8%
Lab1 000.4%
LDem3 005.3%
Total:33 306.4%

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

Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)tellaye
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)aye
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)tellaye
Mark RecklessRochester and StroodCon (front bench)aye

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