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free vote

n
(Parliamentary Procedure) chiefly Brit a parliamentary division in which members are not constrained by a party whip
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I asked them if they supposed a nation of people ever existed, who, with a free vote in every man's hand, would elect that a single family and its descendants should reign over it forever, whether gifted or boobies, to the exclusion of all other families -- including the voter's; and would also elect that a certain hundred families should be raised to dizzy summits of rank, and clothed on with offensive trans- missible glories and privileges to the exclusion of the rest of the nation's families -- INCLUDING HIS OWN.
This means a free vote for MPs before November; later if the March 29th Brexit deadline was flexible - something I raised on Monday.
Theresa May made the latest manifesto U-turn the day after the Government formally ditched plans for a free vote on bringing back fox hunting.
Being a democrat I believe in the idea of Parliament being able to debate things and the Prime Minister has promised a free vote on this issue.
THE Tories will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox-hunting, Theresa May has said.
The Labour leader, who gave his MPs a free vote on today's debate on whether to bomb Isis in Syria, was praised by reader Katie Morag.
THE prospect of Britain joining the fight against ISIL in Syria looks more likely after Labour's Shadow Cabinet decided to give its MPs a free vote on the issue.
Jeremy Corbyn will tomorrow be forced to agree to a free vote by Labour MPs on Syrian air strikes, leading politicians said yesterday.
JEREMY Corbyn will be forced to let his Labour MPs have a free vote on Syrian air strikes tomorrow.
He added: "This is not a rebellion, this is a free vote.
Prime Minister David Cameron had said he was relaxed about the vote and offered Tory backbenchers and unpaid government aides a free vote.
He went on: "It is our clear intention to have a free vote but we need to choose an appropriate moment.