The ballot for Commons Private Members’ Bills for the 2016-17 session took place at 9am on Thursday 26 May. Scottish National Party MP John Nicolson was drawn in first place.
The Chairman of Ways and Means, Lindsay Hoyle, drew the names of twenty MPs in reverse order. The Member drawn at position one has the first choice of a Private Members’ Bill Friday to debate their Bill.
Position in the ballot:
John Nicolson (SNP, East Dunbartonshire)
Bob Blackman (Conservative, Harrow East)
Alec Shelbrooke (Conservative, Elmet and Rothwell)
Pat Glass (Labour, North West Durham)
Gareth Johnson (Conservative, Dartford)
Mhairi Black (SNP, Paisley and Renfrewshire South)
Dr Eilidh Whiteford (SNP, Banff and Buchan)
Kelly Tolhurst (Conservative, Rochester and Strood)
Edward Argar (Conservative, Charnwood)
James Morris (Conservative, Halesowen and Rowley Regis)
Roger Mullin (SNP, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
Byron Davies (Conservative, Gower)
David Tredinnick (Conservative, Bosworth)
Andrew Gwynne (Labour, Denton and Reddish)
Louise Haigh (Labour, Sheffield, Heeley)
Peter Lilley (Conservative, Hitchin and Harpenden)
Ian Liddell-Grainger (Conservative, Bridgwater and West Somerset)
John Glen (Conservative, Salisbury)
Lucy Allan (Conservative, Telford)
Dan Jarvis (Labour, Barnsley Central)
The ballot for Private Members’ Bills gives MPs the chance to be one of the first 20 to introduce a Private Members’ Bill on a subject of their choice, in the 2016-17 session. Those drawn higher in the ballot are more likely to get time to debate their Bill.