Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Flexibility to Cope with Changes to Poll Days — 13 Dec 2010 at 22:38

Lord Alliance voted to make the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill more flexible to cope with potential changes to poll dates affecting the referendum on using the alternative vote system to elect MPs.

The majority of members of the House of Lords voted to make the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill more flexible to cope with potential changes to poll dates affecting the referendum on using the alternative vote system to elect MPs.

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

Amendment 39A:

  • Page 3, line 19, at end insert—
  • “( ) If any of the elections referred to in subsections (2) to (4) are not held on the same day as the referendum, this Part has effect with any necessary adaptations and in particular—
  • (a) if the Welsh Assembly general election in 2011 is not held on that day, subsection (2) and Schedule 6 do not apply (and Part 3 of Schedule 4 applies with the necessary adaptations);
  • (b) if the Scottish parliamentary general election in 2011 is not held on that day, subsection (3) and Schedule 7 do not apply (and Part 3 of Schedule 4 applies with the necessary adaptations);
  • (c) if any of the elections referred to in subsection (4) are not held on that day, that subsection and Schedule 8 either do not apply or apply only in relation to the elections that are held on that day.”

This would have added the above material to the end of clause 4(7) of the Bill.

The amendment, for example, would disapply subsection 2 which states:

  • The polls for the referendum and the Welsh Assembly general election in 2011 are to be taken together.

In the event the Welsh Assembly general election is not held on the same day as the referendum. The intent appears to be to make the legislation flexible to cope with a range of potential poll dates.

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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
Bishop1 04.0%
Con61 (+1 tell) 030.2%
Lab0 35 (+2 tell)15.2%
LDem31 (+1 tell) 038.1%
UUP0 133.3%
Crossbench1 00.5%
Total:94 3617.8%

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

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