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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.
Mrs May announced that she will grant Conservative MPs a free vote on the motion.
Ms Flint appealed for the party leadership to allow a free vote and also urged colleagues to back an improved Brexit deal given the 2017 election promise to respect the 2016 referendum result.
The Work and Pensions Secretary said she was going to "wait and see" if Theresa May allows a free vote on a series of amendments to her Brexit "Plan B" on Tuesday.
Sir John Major has called for MPs to be allowed to have a free vote on a series of options to solve the unfolding Brexit crisis, saying he feared millions would be hurt if Britain crashed out of the EU with the wrong deal.
SIR John Major has called for MPs to be given a free vote on the way forward on Brexit to break the deadlock in Parliament.
And Solicitor General Robert Buckland became the latest senior Tory to float the idea of a free vote in the Commons on Brexit.
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.
They don't accept that was a free vote. It should have been made a free vote earlier.
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.
Jeremy Corbyn will tomorrow be forced to agree to a free vote by Labour MPs on Syrian air strikes, leading politicians said yesterday.