Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Make Alternative Vote Referendum Only Consultative — 30 Nov 2010 at 18:50

Lord Grantchester voted to make the referendum on the "alternative vote" only indicative rather than requiring change if the majority of those voting in the referendum voted for it.

The majority of members of the House of Lords voting against making the referendum on the "alternative vote" only indicative rather than requiring change if the majority of those voting in the referendum voted for it.

The House of Lords was considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 2: Clause 1, page 1, line 5, leave out "A" and insert "An indicative"

This would have taken effect on Clause 1 sub-clause (1) which at the time of the vote stated:

  • A referendum is to be held on the voting system for parliamentary elections.

The effect of the amendment would have been to make clear the referendum not binding giving final say on the voting system would be up to Parliament.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop0 14.0%
Con119 (+1 tell) 360.0%
Ind Lab0 1100.0%
Lab0 140 (+2 tell)58.2%
LDem64 (+1 tell) 077.4%
Other0 125.0%
UUP1 166.7%
Crossbench16 2622.0%
Total:200 17349.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

NamePartyVote
Lord Hamilton of EpsomConaye
Lord Higgins Conaye
Lord Howard of RisingConaye

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