Elections Bill — Clause 14 — Electoral Commission — Strategy and Policy Statement — 27 Apr 2022 at 16:00

The majority of MPs voted to enable ministers to set out the Government's strategic and policy priorities relating to elections and referenda in a statement the Electoral Commission would be required to have regard to.

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

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

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 22.

Lords amendment 22 stated:[4]

  • Leave out Clause 14

Explanatory notes to the Bill[2] stated:

  • Clause 14 amends Part 1 of PPERA by inserting new sections that make provisions for the introduction of a ‘Strategy and Policy Statement’ (‘the Statement’) which will provide guidance to which the Electoral Commission (‘the Commission’) must have regard


Debate in Parliament |

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
Alba0 1050.0%
Con296 (+2 tell) 0082.3%
DUP6 0075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 3080.0%
Lab0 153 (+2 tell)077.5%
LDem0 10076.9%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 42093.3%
Total:303 215081.4%

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

no rebellions

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

The Whip on the Web

Help keep PublicWhip alive