Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Date of Referendum on Alternative Vote System for Electing MPs — 6 Dec 2010 at 16:58
Lord Shipley voted to specify the precise date of the referendum on moving to use the "alternative vote" system for electing MPs in law rather the law stating the referendum is to be held any time before 31 October 2011
The majority of members of the House of Lords voted allow the referendum on moving to use the "alternative vote" system for electing MPs to be held any time before 31 October 2011 rather than specifying the date in law.
The House of Lords was considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. The amendment accepted in this vote was:
- Amendment 5: Clause 1, page 1, line 6, leave out "on 5 May" and insert "before 31 October"
This affected Clause 1(2) of the Bill which at the time of the vote stated:
- The referendum must be held on 5 May 2011.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
-  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.
|Party||Majority (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Con||3||116 (+1 tell)||60.3%|
|Lab||146 (+2 tell)||0||62.7%|
|LDem||0||61 (+1 tell)||75.6%|
|Lord Hamilton of Epsom||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Howard of Rising||Con||aye|
|Lord Broers||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Cameron of Dillington||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Viscount Craigavon||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Baroness Deech||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Jay of Ewelme||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Baroness Masham of Ilton||Crossbench||no|
|Baroness O'Loan||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Walker of Aldringham||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Walpole||Crossbench (front bench)||no|