Parliamentary Constituencies Bill — New Clause 2 — Minimum Numbers of MPs for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland — 14 Jul 2020 at 18:16
The majority of MPs voted not to set minimum numberers of Parliamentary constituencies for each of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
MPs were considering the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Allocation of constituencies and stated:
- (1) Rule 8 of Schedule 2 to the 1986 Act (the allocation method) is amended as follows.
- (2) After rule 8(5) insert—
- “(6) Notwithstanding the allocation of constituencies according to the allocation method set out in rule 8(2)(5), there must be a minimum allocation of constituencies as follows—
- (a) Wales must be allocated at least 40 constituencies (including the protected constituency);
- (b) Scotland must be allocated at least 59 constituencies (including the two protected constituencies);
- (c) Northern Ireland must be allocated at least 18 constituencies; and
- (d) the allocation of constituencies must be adjusted accordingly.”’.
An explanatory statement from the proposer of the rejected new clause was provided:
- This new clause seeks to protect representation in the devolved nations by securing a minimum number of constituencies in each of the devolved nations.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||338 (+2 tell)||0||0||93.4%|
|SNP||0||43 (+2 tell)||0||93.8%|