Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Make Alternative Vote Referendum Only Consultative — 30 Nov 2010 at 18:50
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. 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.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
-  Amendment sheet for the consideration of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill on 30 November 2010
-  Version of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill as at the time of the vote
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.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||119 (+1 tell)||3||61.8%|
|Lab||0||138 (+2 tell)||59.3%|
|LDem||64 (+1 tell)||0||79.3%|
|Lord Hamilton of Epsom||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Howard of Rising||Con||aye|
|Lord Alton of Liverpool||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Broers||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Cameron of Dillington||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|The Earl of Clancarty||Crossbench||no|
|Viscount Craigavon||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|The Earl of Erroll||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Jay of Ewelme||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|The Earl of Listowel||Crossbench||no|
|Lord St John of Bletso||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Turnbull||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Maginnis of Drumglass||UUP||no|