Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Voting Areas for AV Referendum — 15 Dec 2010 at 19:56
The majority of members of the House of Lords voted against a proposal to use parliamentary constituencies as voting areas for the referendum on moving to the alternative vote system for electing MPs.
- The House of Lords was considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 40B: Clause 7, page 5, line 37, leave out subsection (2) and insert-
- "( ) A Westminister parliamentary constituency, as it exists on the day of the referendum, is a "voting area" for the purposes of this Part."
This is a simplification of the original text of Clause 7(2) stated: Each of the following, as it exists on the day of the referendum, is a “voting area” for the purposes of this Part:
- (a) a district in England for which there is a district council;
- (b) a county in England in which there are no districts with councils;
- (c) a London borough;
- (d) the City of London (including the Inner and Middle Temples);
- (e) the Isles of Scilly;
- (f) a constituency for the National Assembly for Wales;
- (g) a constituency for the Scottish Parliament;
- (h) Northern Ireland.
-  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 (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||99 (+1 tell)||0||50.3%|
|Lab||0||81 (+2 tell)||35.2%|
|LDem||53 (+1 tell)||0||65.9%|
|Baroness Finlay of Llandaff||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Patel||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington||Crossbench||aye|