Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Second Reading — 3 Sep 2013 at 18:50
Owen Smith MP, Pontypridd voted against introducing a register of lobbyists, against increasing regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and against strengthening requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists.
The majority of MPs voted in favour of introducing a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists.
MPs were voting on if the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill ought be read a second time, ie. if they approved the main principles of the Bill and were happy for it to continue on the path towards becoming law.
Parliament has summarised the main elements of the Bill as being:
- to introduce a statutory register of consultant lobbyists
- to more closely regulate election campaign spending by those not standing for election or registered as political parties
- to strengthen the legal requirements placed on trade unions in relation to their obligation to keep their list of members up to date.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill 2013-14
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||268 (+1 tell)||5||0||89.8%|
|Lab||0||224 (+2 tell)||0||87.6%|
|LDem||40 (+1 tell)||1||0||75.0%|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||no|
|Zac Goldsmith||Richmond Park||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem (front bench)||no|