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
Zac Goldsmith MP, Richmond Park 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.
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 began:
- (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 for the day of the vote.
-  Motion on new Standing Orders and amendments, Chris Grayling MP, Official Record, House of Commons, 22 October 2015
-  PDF Version of Business Today: Chamber for Thursday 22 October 2015
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||312 (+2 tell)||0||0||95.2%|
|Lab||0||200 (+2 tell)||0||87.4%|