Standing Orders — Veto for MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland Over Laws Affecting Just Their Parts of the UK — 22 Oct 2015 at 16:00

The majority of MPs voted to give the MPs from England, Wales and Northern Ireland a veto when laws specifically impacting one or more of those parts of the United Kingdom are before the House of Commons.

MPs were considering a motion proposing a number of new, and amended, Standing Orders for the House of Commons.

Under the proposed Standing Orders approved in this vote a majority of MPs from the affected part(s) of the United Kingdom would need to consent to a relevant bill or amendment before it could put to a House of Commons vote. A motion put to the whole house would not be considered agreed unless the majority of MPs from qualifying constituencies agreed to it.

The motion under consideration[1] began:

  • That
  • (1) The following new Standing Orders and changes to Standing Orders be made: ....

A full, well formatted, copy of the proposed new rules was contained within the House of Commons Order of Business[2] for the day of the vote.

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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con312 (+2 tell) 0095.2%
DUP0 6075.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab0 200 (+2 tell)087.4%
LDem0 3037.5%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 54098.2%
Total:312 270091.6%

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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no rebellions

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