Early Parliamentary General Election — 19 Apr 2017 at 14:27

The majority of MPs voted to hold an election for members of the House of Commons.

The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That there shall be an early parliamentary general election.

The motion was of the form set out in section 2(2) of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. Under the Act for an early general election to take place the number of MPs in favour had to be equal to or greater than two thirds of the number of seats in the House (including vacant seats); that threshold was comfortably met in this case.

Had an early general election not been called then under Section 1 of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 the election would have been held on the first Thursday in May in 2020.

Section 2(7) of the Act provides for the precise date of the early election to be proclaimed by the monarch on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.

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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
Con325 (+2 tell) 0099.1%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent0 30100.0%
Lab175 9080.0%
LDem8 0088.9%
PC3 00100.0%
SDLP0 1 (+2 tell)0100.0%
UUP2 00100.0%
Total:522 13091.5%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabno
Ann ClwydCynon ValleyLab (minister)no
Paul FarrellyNewcastle-under-LymeLabno
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and LimehouseLab (minister)no
Clive LewisNorwich SouthLabno
Fiona MactaggartSloughLabno
Liz McInnesHeywood and MiddletonLab (minister)no
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno
Graham StringerBlackley and BroughtonLab (minister)no

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