European Union Referendum Bill — Allowing Those Aged 16 and 17 to Vote in the Referendum — 7 Sep 2015 at 23:27
The majority of MPs voted against allowing those aged 16 and 17 to vote in the referendum on if the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union.
MPs were considering the European Union Referendum Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 17, page 2, line 2, 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.
The rejected amendment sought to amend Clause 2 of the Bill titled Entitlement to vote in the referendum adding the text in question to the end of Clause 2(1) which began:
- Those entitled to vote in the referendum are—
- the persons who, on the date of the referendum, would be entitled to vote as electors at a parliamentary election in any constituency,
The clause goes on to deal with special cases of relating to members of the House of Lords and Gibraltar.
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union Referendum Bill
-  B Version of the Bill to which the rejected amendment relates
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||310 (+2 tell)||2||0||95.2%|
|Lab||0||181 (+2 tell)||0||78.9%|
|Jason McCartney||Colne Valley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Sarah Wollaston||Totnes||Con (front bench)||aye|