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.

MPs were considering the Elections Bill.[1][2][3]

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


Debate in Parliament |

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alba0 20100.0%
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con317 (+2 tell) 0088.1%
DUP0 5062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 40100.0%
Lab0 172 (+2 tell)087.9%
LDem0 12092.3%
PC0 2066.7%
SNP0 38084.4%
Total:318 237087.6%

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

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