Higher Education and Research Bill — New Clause 5 — Student Living Costs Grants — 21 Nov 2016 at 19:00

The majority of MPs voted in favour of loans rather than means tested grants to fund students' living costs.

MPs were considering the Higher Education and Research Bill[1].

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Revocation of the Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 and stated:

  • “The Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (Statutory Instrument No. 1951/ 2015) are revoked.”

The clause was accompanied by an explanatory note saying:

  • This new clause would revoke the Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, which moved support for students from a system of maintenance grants to loans.


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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con277 (+2 tell) 0085.1%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1033.3%
Lab0 168 (+2 tell)073.3%
LDem0 5062.5%
SDLP0 2066.7%
UKIP1 00100.0%
Total:278 181079.3%

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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