Definition of free vote in English:

free vote

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noun

chiefly British
  • A parliamentary division in which members vote according to their own beliefs rather than following a party policy: MPs were allowed a free vote on the issue
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    • He also said it was the right decision to give party members a free vote, because the issue was a deeply personal one.
    • However, he has repeatedly said he would allow free votes on private members' bills on any issue.
    • Further, all political parties should allow a free vote on the bill according to a legislator's conscience.

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