Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — New Clause 4 — Voters in queue outside polling station at poll closing time — 27 Jun 2012 at 17:00
The majority of MPs voted against allowing those in a queue outside a polling station at the poll closing time to vote.
MP Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest, Conservative) moved the new clause which was rejected by the vote:
- ‘(1) Schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2) (parliamentary elections rules) is amended as follows.
- (2) In rule 37 (voting procedure) after paragraph (6) insert—
- “(7) A voter who is in the polling station or in a queue outside the polling station for the purpose of voting at the time specified for the close of the poll shall be entitled to apply for a ballot paper under paragraph 1 above and a ballot paper shall be delivered and the voter entitled to vote in accordance with this rule.”.’.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||236 (+1 tell)||6||0||79.4%|
|Lab||0||197 (+2 tell)||0||77.4%|
|LDem||48 (+1 tell)||1||0||87.7%|
|Bob Blackman||Harrow East||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Eleanor Laing||Epping Forest||Con||aye|
|Bob Stewart||Beckenham||Con (front bench)||aye|
|John Leech||Manchester, Withington||LDem (front bench)||aye|