Tenancies (Reform) Bill — Conclude Debate and Move to A Vote — 28 Nov 2014 at 13:27
The majority of MPs voted to conclude debate on the Tenancies (Reform) Bill and move to a vote on its second reading; however too few MPs took part in the vote for the motion to be passed.
MPs were considering the Tenancies (Reform) Bill. The motion supported by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:
- That the Question be now put.
Following the vote however:
- The Deputy Speaker declared that the Question was not decided in the affirmative because fewer than 100 Members voted in the majority in support of the motion (Standing Order No. 37).
The remaining time for the debate was then used by Christopher Chope MP meaning MPs did not get to decide the substantive question of if the Bill ought be read a second time and if it ought continue on its path to becoming law.
The purpose of the Tenancies (Reform) Bill was to provide protection for assured shorthold tenants in the private rented sector against retaliatory eviction, where such tenants are suffering from poor or unsafe property conditions.
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||23||0 (+2 tell)||0||8.3%|
|Lab||25 (+1 tell)||0||0||10.1%|
|LDem||10 (+1 tell)||0||0||19.6%|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||tellno|