Two of the area’s MPs last night backed Boris Johnson’s plan to hold a General Election on December 12.

The vote passed by 438 to 20.

Opposition parties had attempted to change the date of the election to December 9, but this was voted down by 315 to 295. Labour had wanted an earlier election as they argued students may be unable to vote on the 12th as they would be travelling home after the end of term.

The eventual result was very comfortable for the government, with over two-thirds of the House of Commons backing the bill.

How did our MPs vote?

Gedling: Vernon Coaker (Labour)

PICTURED: Vernon Coaker is MP for Gedling

Mr Coaker voted FOR the bill to hold an early general election on 12 December.

Sherwood: Mark Spencer (Conservative)

Pictured: Mark Spencer MP

Mr Spencer voted FOR the bill to hold an early general election on 12 December(Sherwood, Conservative)

Nottingham East: Chris Leslie (Change UK)

PICTURED: Chris Leslie MP

Chris Leslie was a teller. They are a person who counts the votes in an election, vote, referendum or poll.



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