Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill — Clause 2 — Revival of prerogative powers to dissolve Parliament and to call a new Parliament — 14 Mar 2022 at 18:00
“that this present Parliament will be dissolved.”
“stifled democracy and propped up weak governments.”
“Requiring prior Commons approval for an early general election places some check on the executive, while reducing the likelihood of either the monarch or the courts being embroiled in damaging political disputes.”
“But why should a Prime Minister who cannot get a majority of the House of Commons for an election be entitled to a Dissolution?”-[Official Report, House of Lords, 9 February 2022; Vol. 818, c. 1590.]
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||285 (+2 tell)||0||0||79.5%|
|Lab||0||164 (+2 tell)||0||83.0%|