Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Date of Referendum on Alternative Vote System for Electing MPs — 6 Dec 2010 at 16:58

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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[1]. 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[2] which at the time of the vote stated:

  • The referendum must be held on 5 May 2011.


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 (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con3 117 (+1 tell)59.0%
Crossbench43 1329.3%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab149 (+2 tell) 061.9%
LDem0 61 (+1 tell)73.8%
Non-affiliated0 150.0%
Other1 025.0%
UUP0 133.3%
Total:197 19353.7%

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

Hamilton of EpsomConaye
Howard of RisingConaye
Trenchard Conaye
Aberdare Crossbenchno
Broers Crossbenchno
Cameron of DillingtonCrossbenchno
Craigavon Crossbenchno
Deech Crossbenchno
Greengross Crossbenchno
Jay of EwelmeCrossbenchno
Luce Crossbenchno
Masham of IltonCrossbenchno
O'Loan Crossbenchno
Ramsbotham Crossbenchno
Walker of AldringhamCrossbenchno
Walpole Crossbenchno

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