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Votes of the House of Commons from the current UK Parliament presented along with a corrected turnout figure accounting for assumed abstensions by parties.

Votes with abstentions are highlighed in yellow.

Votes where a party is "split" are highlighted in blue.

All divisions by Date, Turnout : (Overall or Highest within a party), "Corrected Turnout", Unamimity, Party(ies) Abstaining. or Party(ies) Split.

Bring the closest votes to the top by sorting by Majority (from low to high) or bring the votes won by the largest margin to the top by sorting by Majority (from high to low)

Sort by turnout for each of the Conservative, Liberal Democrat, or Labour parties.

View only Conservative Abstentions, Liberal Democrat Abstentions, or Labour Abstentions. (Show all votes with an abstaining party).

View only votes where the Conservative Party was split, Liberal Democrat Party was split, or Labour Party was split. (Show all votes with split parties).

More details of the method are available below the table.

Click column headings to sort or click the titles to visit the division's page on Public Whip for more details of the vote.

DateTitle Conservative Turnout (%) Liberal Democrat Turnout (%) Labour Turnout (%)Overall Turnout (%) Highest Party Turnout (%) Lowest Party Unanimity (%) Corrected Turnout (%) Majority (Votes) Party(ies) Abstaining Party(ies) Split
15th of June 2010 at 21:03 Business of the House — Backbench Business Committee — 15 Jun 2010 at 21:03 86.984.243.869.186.9369.192None Conservative (71:29) and Liberal Democrat (35:65) and Labour (51:49)
11th of July 2012 at 15:48 House of Commons Sitting Start Time on Tuesdays — 11 Jul 2012 at 15:48 75.877.281.377.881.3577.815None Conservative (38:62) and Liberal Democrat (52:48) and Labour (67:33)
30th of November 2011 at 14:37 Regulation of Hairdressers — Fines for Hairdressing Commercially Without a Licence — 30 Nov 2011 at 14:37 22.531.613.620.831.6620.84None Conservative (64:36) and Liberal Democrat (44:50)
20th of May 2013 at 19:00 Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — New Clause 3 — Conscientious Objection From Registrars to Marrying Same Sex Couples — 20 May 2013 at 19:00 73.186.080.677.586.01077.5190None Conservative (45:55) and Liberal Democrat (78:22)
11th of July 2012 at 15:49 Sitting Times of the House of Commons on Tuesdays — 11 Jul 2012 at 15:49 76.880.780.578.280.71378.235None Conservative (40:60) and Liberal Democrat (57:43) and Labour (68:32)
12th of March 2012 at 18:00 Backbench Business Committee — Election of Members and Chair — Operation of Committee — 12 Mar 2012 at 18:00 53.650.933.945.253.61445.2121None Liberal Democrat (76:24) and Labour (56:43)
12th of November 2010 at 13:15 Sustainable Livestock Bill — Closure Motion — 12 Nov 2010 at 13:15 11.812.319.115.019.11415.033None Conservative (22:78) and Liberal Democrat (57:43)
9th of December 2010 at 17:12 University Tuition Fee Cap — Raise Upper Limit to ¬£9,000 Per Year — 9 Dec 2010 at 17:12 99.086.099.297.899.21497.821None Liberal Democrat (57:43)
9th of December 2010 at 17:12 University Tuition Fee Cap — Set Basic Limit at ¬£6,000 Per Year — 9 Dec 2010 at 17:12 99.086.099.297.899.21497.821None Liberal Democrat (57:43)
29th of January 2013 at 13:43 Equality (Marriage) (Amendment) Bill — Protection In Respect of Beliefs About Definition of Marriage — 29 Jan 2013 at 13:43 26.631.65.419.231.61419.255None Liberal Democrat (39:61)
22nd of June 2011 at 12:46 Ban on Smoking in Private Vehicles — 22 Jun 2011 at 12:46 22.531.619.523.331.62223.312None Liberal Democrat (61:39)
12th of March 2012 at 17:46 Election of Backbench Business Committee — 12 Mar 2012 at 17:46 54.959.623.742.559.62442.565None Liberal Democrat (62:38)
25th of October 2012 at 16:57 Badger Cull — 25 Oct 2012 at 16:57 13.419.349.028.549.02728.5119None Conservative (37:63) and Liberal Democrat (73:18)
4th of June 2013 at 15:45 Energy Bill — Clause 1 — Requirement to Set a Decarbonisation Target Range — 4 Jun 2013 at 15:45 88.280.788.487.588.43087.523None Liberal Democrat (65:35)
11th of July 2012 at 16:17 House of Commons to Sit on Tuesdays from 7pm until 10pm to Consider Private Members' Bills — 11 Jul 2012 at 16:17 68.068.468.167.868.43167.824None Liberal Democrat (33:64) and Labour (26:74)
12th of March 2012 at 17:46 Election of Backbench Business Committee by Parties — 12 Mar 2012 at 17:46 60.170.223.345.870.23845.882None Conservative (77:23) and Liberal Democrat (68:30) and Labour (28:70)
14th of September 2011 at 18:00 Energy Bill — Clause 42 — Energy Efficiency Requirement for Landlords of Private Rental Properties — 14 Sep 2011 at 18:00 81.080.739.563.781.03963.7150None Liberal Democrat (70:30)
24th of April 2012 at 16:18 Labelling of Halal and Kosher Meat — 24 Apr 2012 at 16:18 23.222.822.223.123.24223.13None Conservative (28:70) and Liberal Democrat (23:77)
10th of February 2011 at 17:37 Backbench Business — Voting by Prisoners — 10 Feb 2011 at 17:37 54.224.627.240.754.24340.7212None Liberal Democrat (29:71)
29th of August 2013 at 21:41 Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons — 29 Aug 2013 at 21:41 89.275.486.486.889.24786.813None Liberal Democrat (26:72)
6th of November 2013 at 20:15 Business of the House — Require MPs to Provide Explanatory Statements Along With Amendments to Bills They Propose — 6 Nov 2013 at 20:15 32.833.315.126.333.34726.3119None Liberal Democrat (74:26)
1st of February 2012 at 19:00 Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs — 1 Feb 2012 at 19:00 90.587.792.690.792.65290.743None Liberal Democrat (76:24)
7th of September 2011 at 18:00 Health and Social Care Bill — Should Secretary of State for Health "Secure" or "Provide or Secure" Services — 7 Sep 2011 at 18:00 89.573.790.388.290.35288.249None Liberal Democrat (76:24)
5th of June 2013 at 15:50 Opposition Day — Badger Cull — 5 Jun 2013 at 15:50 87.970.289.586.689.55586.650None Liberal Democrat (78:22)
24th of October 2012 at 19:48 Draft Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012 — Under Occupation Critera — Local Housing Allowance Rates — 24 Oct 2012 at 19:48 75.457.973.973.075.45873.054None Liberal Democrat (79:21)
22nd of January 2014 at 16:30 Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Schedule 3 — Inclusion of Staff Costs in Controlled Expenditure — 22 Jan 2014 at 16:30 92.184.293.491.893.45891.834None Liberal Democrat (79:21)
16th of April 2013 at 14:47 Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Development orders: development within the curtilage of a dwelling house — 16 Apr 2013 at 14:47 87.584.287.286.587.56086.526None Liberal Democrat (79:19)

An abstension is assumed if less than 10%[1] of the MPs in a main party vote in a division yet more than 50%[2] of the MPs in one of the other main parties do vote.

A corrected figure for turnout is calculated for divisions where an abstention is assumed. The "corrected turnout" assumes that the fraction of MPs actively abstaining would be the same as the fraction of MPs voting in the party which saw the greatest fraction of its MPs vote in the division.

  1. The 10% cutoff can be justified by the shape of a graph showing the frequency with which each % turnout occurs. The behaviour at the lower end (abstensions) starts from around 10%.
  2. The "yet more than 50% from one of the main parties voted" element of the rule is required to avoid assuming an abstention when few MPs from any of the main parties vote in a division. The 50% is high enough to avoid catching situations where it appears that few MPs from all main parties participated in a vote. Again, I think it can be justified and defended it with reference to the graph; picking 50% ensures that all the "normal" votes (those in the normal looking distribution) to the right of the graph are covered.

A party is marked as "split" if less than 80% of those MPs from that party who vote do so in line with the majority of that party.

At the time of writing in 85% of votes the party with the lowest unaminity has more than 80% of its MPs voting in line with the majority of that party.

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