Parliamentary Constituencies Bill — New Clause 2 — Parliamentary Approval for Changes to Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies — 14 Jul 2020 at 18:16
The majority of MPs voted not to require Parliamentary approval for changes to the boundaries of Parliamentary constituencies.
MPs were considering the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- page 2, line 19, leave out clause 2.
Had it not been rejected this amendment would have deleted the clause of the Bill titled: Orders in Council giving effect to reports, this removed the role of MPs in approving, or rejecting recommendations from Boundary Commissions for changes to Parliamentary constituencies.
The effect of clause 2 of the Bill is to delete provisions, in Section 4 of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 requiring the approval of any modifications to Parliamentary constituency boundaries by resolution of each House of Parliament, replacing them with arrangements requiring ministers to pass on the recommendations of the Boundary Commissions to the monarch for implementation via an "Order in Council".
An explanatory note from the proposer of the rejected amendment stated:
- This amendment aims to maintain the status quo of parliamentary oversight within the boundary review process.
-  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||339 (+2 tell)||0||0||93.7%|
|Lab||0||184 (+2 tell)||0||92.1%|