Scotland Bill — Clause 5 — Timing of elections — 15 Jun 2015 at 21:00

The majority of MPs voted to allow a referendum called by the UK Parliament to be held simultaneously with an election for members of the Scottish Parliament.

MPs were considering the Scotland Bill[1]

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 43, page 6, line 8, at end insert—
  • (c) A referendum called under reserved powers”

Had it not been rejected this would have impacted Clause 5 of the Bill titled "Timing of elections". Specifically the rejected amendment sought to add the additional element to a sub-clause relating to elections for members of the Scottish Parliament which stated:

  • The poll shall not be held on the same date as, or within two months before, the date of the poll at—
  • (a) a parliamentary general election (other than an early parliamentary general election), or
  • (b) a European parliamentary general election

Clause 5 of the Bill provides for an amendment of Section 2 of the Scotland Act 1998 titled Ordinary general elections [to the Scottish Parliament].

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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
Con303 (+2 tell) 0092.4%
DUP1 0012.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab0 204 (+2 tell)088.8%
LDem0 4050.0%
PC0 1033.3%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 560100.0%
UUP1 0050.0%
Total:305 269089.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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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