Localism Bill — Clause 5 — Power for Secretary of State to Repeal Laws Conflicting with General Power of Competence for Local Government — 17 May 2011 at 19:30

The majority of MPs voted not to limit the powers of the Secretary of State to repeal laws which the Secretary of State thinks prevent or restrict local authorities from exercising their general power of competence.

MPs were considering the Localism Bill[1] when they voted on the amendment which was the subject of this vote.

The amendment rejected in this vote would have prevented the Secretary of State from being able to amend, repeal, revoke or disapply any part of the Localism Bill and a list of other laws including the Freedom of Information Act, Equalities Acts, Housing Acts and more. The full list of rejected exclusions from the Secretary of State's powers is contained within the text of the amendment[2][3].

The amendment would have had an effect on Clause 5 of the Localism Bill as it stood at the time of the vote[4].

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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
Con260 (+2 tell) 0085.6%
DUP0 7087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 213 (+2 tell)083.7%
LDem43 0075.4%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:303 225083.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by vote

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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