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What's a No teller in the HoC

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iwanttoridemybicycle Fri 16-Dec-16 16:38:42

Is it someone who would vote no but it isn't counted?

Blueberry1 Fri 16-Dec-16 16:43:31

It's an MP who takes on the role of counting other MPs when they walk through the NO voting lobby. There are I think usually 2 tellers for each lobby and they are appointed shortly before the vote.

I don't think an MP would be telling the NO lobby if they supported voting YES, so I think you can consider that they voted NO, even though they didn't as they were counting the others.

iwanttoridemybicycle Fri 16-Dec-16 17:34:31

Thank your Blueberry.

iwanttoridemybicycle Fri 16-Dec-16 17:35:00

Thank you even! Blame the iPhone for my poor spelling.

poshme Thu 22-Dec-16 08:44:13

Sometimes they would be a no teller if they wanted to vote yes- if they want to force a vote on something that everyone agrees on.
If everyone agrees, they don't vote- so someone has to shout 'no' to have a vote, and then do the telling.
Eg- a vote on the acts of genocide that happened recently.

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