Elections Bill — New Clause 2 — Permissible Donors — 17 Jan 2022 at 21:00
The majority of MPs voted not to ban political parties in the United Kingdom from accepting donations from overseas electors.
An overseas elector is a registered elector not resident in the United Kingdom.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Permissible donors and stated:
- (1) Section 54 (permissible donors) of PPERA is amended as follows.
- (2) In subsection (2)(a), after “register” insert “at the time at which the donation is made, but not an individual so registered as an overseas elector;
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following statement from its proposer:
- This new clause would prevent overseas electors donating to political parties in the UK.
The clause the rejected amendment would have impacted stated the following is a permissible donor:
- an individual registered in an electoral register
-  Parliament's webpage on the Elections Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Elections Bill as amended in Committee, 27 October 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Elections Bill, 5 July 2021, 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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||317 (+2 tell)||0||0||88.1%|
|Lab||0||172 (+2 tell)||0||87.9%|