European Union Referendum Bill — Clause 2 — Entitlement to Vote in the Referendum — Those Aged Sixteen and Seventeen — 8 Dec 2015 at 13:30
Tim Farron MP, Westmorland and Lonsdale voted to allow those aged sixteen and seventeen to vote in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.
The majority of MPs taking part voted against allowing those aged sixteen and seventeen to vote in the referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union.
MPs were considering the European Union Referendum Bill
The motion supported by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1.
Lords amendment 1 stated:
- Page 2, line 7, 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".
This would have impacted clause 2 of the Bill which began:
- Those entitled to vote in the referendum are—
- (a) the persons who, on the date of the referendum, would be entitled to vote as electors at a parliamentary election in any constituency,
-  Parliament's webpage on the European Union Referendum Bill (now an Act)
-  Lords Amendments to the European Union Referendum Bill
-  Clause 2 of the Bill on which the Lords amendment would have taken effect
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||297 (+2 tell)||4||0||91.8%|
|Lab||1||187 (+2 tell)||0||81.9%|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||no|
|Neil Carmichael||Stroud||Con (front bench)||no|
|Jason McCartney||Colne Valley||Con (front bench)||no|
|Sarah Wollaston||Totnes||Con (front bench)||no|