Localism Bill — Schedule 2 — Power for Secretary of State to Impose Change to Mayor and Cabinet Executive — 17 May 2011 at 19:49

The majority of MPs voted for the Secretary of State to have the power to implement change a local council's system of governance to a mayor and cabinet executive.

MPs were considering the Localism Bill[1]; the text of amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 41, page 211, line 18, leave out from beginning to end of line 31 on page 213.

This would have deleted the clause 9N of a New Part 1A of the Local Government Act 2000 which Schedule 2 to the Localism Bill would have inserted[2]. The clause in question was titled "Power to implement change to mayor and cabinet executive" and gives the Secretary of State the power to order a council "starts to operate a mayor and cabinet executive"; the current leader of the council would become the "shadow mayor" until an election for mayor was held.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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
Con252 (+2 tell) 1083.3%
DUP0 80100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 202 (+2 tell)079.4%
LDem41 2075.4%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:293 218081.1%

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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Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)aye
Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDem (front bench)aye
David WardBradford EastLDemaye

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