Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Blackburn with Darwen and Bradford) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 — Relaxation of Restrictions in Nine Wards in Blackburn with Darwen — 23 Sep 2020 at 20:40

The majority of MPs voted to approve a relaxation of restrictions in nine wards in the Blackburn with Darwen area from 25 August 2020, the restrictions had been intended to reduce the spread of covid-19.

This vote, held on 23 September 2020, was on the subject of a change made by a minister on 25th August 2020 which came into force on 26 August 2020. The regulations had been revoked as of the 22nd of September 2020.

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

The regulations supported by the majority of MPs in this vote amended the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Blackburn with Darwen and Bradford) Regulations 2020, those regulations had introduced:

  • Requirements to close certain premises businesses including nightclubs, dance halls, sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars, casinos, sports centres, and conference centres holding public events.
  • A general ban on gatherings of more than 30 people with exceptions including for areas managed by organisations where all reasonable measures to limit the risk of transmission of the coronavirus have been taken.
  • A specific ban on indoor raves.

This original regulation contained the following definition of the "protected area" it applied to:

“protected area” means the area falling within—

  • (a) the area of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, or
  • (b) the area of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council;

The regulations approved in this vote substituted that definition of the protected area with:

  • protected area” means the area falling within—
  • (a) in the area of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, the following wards—
  • (i) Audley and Queen’s Park,
  • (ii) Bastwell and Daisyfield,
  • (iii) Billinge and Beardwood,
  • (iv) Blackburn Central,
  • (v) Little Harwood and Whitebirk,
  • (vi) Roe Lee,
  • (vii) Shear Brow and Corporation Park, and
  • (viii) Wensley Fold, or
  • (b) the area of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council;”.

The council area comprised of seventeen wards[1], these amendments relaxed the restrictions in eight of those wards.

The regulations making the amendment came into force on 26th August 2020.

Both the original regulations and the regulations which were the subject of this vote were revoked by regulation 6 of the The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Protected Areas and Linked Childcare Households) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 which came into force at 12.01 a.m. on 22nd September 2020, the day before this vote.

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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
Con330 1090.9%
DUP4 0050.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Lab0 000.0%
LDem0 000.0%
Total:335 1057.3%

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

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no

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