House of Lords Bill — Exclusion of hereditary peers from voting — rejected — 15 Feb 1999
Gerry Bermingham MP, St Helens South voted with the majority (No).
The majority No voters rejected an amendment to the House of Lords Bill. The amendment sought to allow hereditary peers to remain in the House of Lords but they would not be allowed to vote in the Lords. However, it was defeated.
The main intention of the House of Lords Bill was to abolish the hereditary peers who sit within the Lords.
-  Sir Patrick Cormack MP, 15 February 1999, House of Commons
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||131 (+2 tell)||0||82.1%|
|Lab||301 (+2 tell)||0||0||72.7%|