Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Moving to Vote on Population Cap for Parliamentary Constituency — 19 Jan 2011 at 17:29

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The majority of members of the House of Lords voted to conclude their consideration of a proposed cap on the total population of a parliamentary constituency.

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

  • that the Question be now put

This resulted the question of if amendment 65B ought be made was put to the house. The amendment stated:

  • Page 9, line 23, after “rules” insert “2A,”

This would have had effect on Clause 11 of the Bill and sought to add a new element to the rule setting the number of electors in a constituency between 95% and 105% of the mean electorate of those constituencies subject to the rule (Na h-Eileanan an Iar and Orkney and Shetland were to be exempted), the new rule 2A was to state[2]:

  • “2A No constituency shall have a total population which is more than 130% of the electoral quota.”


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
Con138 062.4%
Crossbench18 2924.6%
DUP0 375.0%
Lab0 153 (+2 tell)63.5%
LDem69 (+2 tell) 077.2%
Other0 125.0%
UUP2 050.0%
Total:227 18654.9%

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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Ballyedmond Crossbenchaye
Bew Crossbenchaye
Cameron of DillingtonCrossbenchaye
Cox Crossbenchaye
Fellowes Crossbenchaye
Greengross Crossbenchaye
Greenway Crossbenchaye
Hannay of ChiswickCrossbenchaye
Hylton Crossbenchaye
Janvrin Crossbenchaye
Jay of EwelmeCrossbenchaye
The of MarCrossbenchaye
Montgomery of AlameinCrossbenchaye
Palmer Crossbenchaye
Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbenchaye
Scott of FoscoteCrossbenchaye
St John of BletsoCrossbenchaye
Walton of DetchantCrossbenchaye

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