MPs stick with 'Aye' and 'Noe'

MPs stick with ‘Aye’ and ‘Noe’
Political Correspondent MPs have rejected electronic voting for the House of Commons. Last week the Modernisation Committee dropped the idea of using technology such as smartcards or fingerprint readers to register MPs’ votes. A survey showed that more than half the MPs who responded wanted to stick to the existing system of going through the ‘Aye’ and ‘Noe’ lobbies. Many thought newer MPs would support changes, but leading moderniser, Exeter’s Ben Bradshaw said this “sad but not totally unexpected decision”, came from new MP’s going “native”.

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