Control of Negative Election Campaigns by Third Parties — Allowing All UK Residents Over 18 to Vote — Introduction of Voter ID — 5 Apr 2011 at 13:45

The majority of MPs voted against strengthening measures to control negative campaigns by third parties in elections, against allowing all those over 18 and legally resident in the UK to vote, and against introducing a requirement to identify voters.

The text of the rejected motion was:

  • That leave be given to bring in a Bill to improve electoral registration;
  • to introduce identification of voters and other measures to combat electoral fraud;
  • to widen the franchise to allow all those over 18 legally resident in the United Kingdom to vote;
  • to strengthen measures to control negative campaigns by third party groups and websites; and for connected purposes

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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
Con70 (+2 tell) 0023.5%
DUP1 0012.5%
Lab0 25 (+2 tell)010.5%
LDem14 2028.1%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:85 30018.8%

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

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Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDem (front bench)aye
Roger WilliamsBrecon and RadnorshireLDem (front bench)aye

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