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.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 22.
Lords amendment 22 stated:
- Leave out Clause 14
Explanatory notes to the Bill 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
-  Parliament's webpage on the Elections Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Elections Bill as brought from the Commons, 18 January 2022, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Elections Bill, 31 January 2022, Parliament.uk
-  Lords Amendments to the Elections Bill, 26 April 2022, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory Notes to Lords Amendments to the Elections Bill, 26 April 2022, 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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||296 (+2 tell)||0||0||82.3%|
|Lab||0||153 (+2 tell)||0||77.5%|