Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 — 23 Oct 2014 at 14:39
The majority of MPs voted for regular general elections every five years, with some exceptions allowing early elections.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:
- That this House
- believes that the Government should bring forward proposals to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.
The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 set the date of the General Election after the Act came into force as being 7 May 2015, and provides for five-year fixed terms from that point on. Under the act General Elections can also be triggered if a motion of no confidence is passed and no alternative government is found or if a motion for an early general election is agreed either by at least two-thirds of the House or without division.
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||2||18 (+2 tell)||0||7.3%|
|Lab||61 (+1 tell)||2||0||24.8%|
|LDem||4 (+1 tell)||0||0||8.9%|
|Bob Blackman||Harrow East||Con (front bench)||no|
|Henry Smith||Crawley||Con (front bench)||no|
|Jim Fitzpatrick||Poplar and Limehouse||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Austin Mitchell||Great Grimsby||Lab (minister)||aye|