Early Parliamentary General Election — 9 Sep 2019 at 12:18
The majority of MPs taking part voted to hold a general election, but the threshold of two-thirds of all MPs set in the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 required to prompt such an election was not met.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That there shall be an early parliamentary general election.
Section 2(1) of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 set a threshold for such motions to have effect stating:
- if the motion is passed on a division, the number of members who vote in favour of the motion is a number equal to or greater than two thirds of the number of seats in the House (including vacant seats).
The reference to an "early" general election relates to an election which would be held before the date otherwise provided for in the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.
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||279 (+2 tell)||0||0||97.6%|
|LDem||1||12 (+1 tell)||0||93.3%|
|PC||0||3 (+1 tell)||0||100.0%|
|Sarah Wollaston||Totnes||whilst LDem (front bench)||aye|