Overseas Electors Bill: Money Resolution — 16 Oct 2018 at 16:59
The majority of MPs voted to enable any British citizen who has moved abroad to vote in United Kingdom and European Union Parliamentary elections.
The Overseas Electors Bill sought to allow any British citizen who has moved abroad to vote in United Kingdom, and European Union Parliamentary elections. At the time the Bill was proposed voting rights were only retained for fifteen years after leaving the country.
MPs were considering the motion:
- That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Overseas Electors Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided.
Passing this money resolution enabled the Bill's provisions to be implemented.
-  Parlliament's webpage on the Overseas Electors Bill
-  Explanatory Notes to the Overseas Electors Bill - Overview of the Bill, Parliament.uk
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||286 (+2 tell)||0||0||91.1%|
|Lab||0||221 (+2 tell)||0||86.8%|