European Union Referendum Bill — Clause 2 — Entitlement to Vote in the Referendum — 18 Jun 2015 at 16:07
The majority of MPs voted against allowing those aged 16 and 17 to vote in the referendum on if the UK should remain a member of the European Union.
MPs were considering the European Union Referendum Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 1, in clause 2, page 1, line 17, at end insert
- “and persons who would be so entitled except for the fact that they will be aged 16 or 17 on the date on which the referendum is to be held”.
An explanatory note accompanying the rejected amendment stated:
- The amendment would entitle British citizens, qualifying Commonwealth citizens and citizens of the Republic of Ireland aged 16 and 17 to vote in the referendum.
-  Parliament's web page on the European Union Referendum Bill
-  Clause 2 of the European Union Referendum Bill as at the time of the vote.
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||305 (+2 tell)||3||0||93.9%|
|Lab||0||198 (+2 tell)||0||86.2%|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con||aye|
|Jason McCartney||Colne Valley||Con||aye|
|Sarah Wollaston||Totnes||Con (front bench)||aye|