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(Parliamentary Procedure) chiefly Brit a parliamentary division in which members are not constrained by a party whip
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I could not in good conscience vote for this agreement.
4 per cent on January 28, an indication that many voters took seriously the conscience vote suggested by the centrist parties which had refused to back either Anastasiades or Malas in the runoff.
Olivia Cajero Bedford, D-Tucson, said she could not in good conscience vote for another tax break when less than a year ago, the governor and legislative Republicans said there isnt enough money in the state General Fund to provide a more significant funding boost to K-12 schools.
State Premier Daniel Andrews, who supported the bill after the death of his father last year and allowed a conscience vote in parliament, said people should have the right to "choose to be in control of the last part of their journey".
Senate, I can't in good conscience vote for her for president.
I could not in good conscience vote to relax corporates' capital requirements or extend their investment authorities beyond seasonal liquidity needs," Matz concluded.
Julie Morgan, who tabled the amendment due to be debated on March 3, said: "We have been discussing doing this for so long I think now is the time to move forward and to have an amendment on what I see as a conscience vote.
I cannot in good conscience vote for tax increases while the state spends over $1.
In Australia, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell said the coalition should allow a conscience vote and Reverend Fred Nile added his support to the call for a referendum.
We can argue the rights or wrongs of this or any other decision till the cows come home, but the bottom line is that this, the conscience vote, is the method by which such matters are decided in the New Zealand Parliament today.
Indeed, there was some danger that Sangma's appeal to MPs on a conscience vote could backfire on him if he pushed his case too far.
Since parties cannot issue whip in presidential election, Sangma, who is assured of only approximately 313,000 votes is now depending upon conscience vote to achieve his fading dream, hoping tribal lawmakers cutting across party lines will stand behind him.