Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Special Case for Isle of Wight Constituency — 19 Jan 2011 at 19:47
The majority of members of the House of Lords voted to require Parliamentary constituencies covering the Isle of Wight to be wholly in the Isle of Wight and to exempt them from a rule requiring equal numbers of electors per constituency.
The House of Lords was considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. The amendment accepted in this vote was:
- Amendment 66 : Clause 11, page 9, line 23, after "6(2)" insert ", 6A(2)"
This would have added a new rule, 6A(2), to relating to the permitted number of electors per constituency. 6A(2) was to be introduced in a later amendment. Amendment 89 states:
- Page 10, line 30, at end insert—
- “Isle of Wight
- 6A (1) All parts of the Isle of Wight must be included in a constituency which is wholly in the Isle of Wight.
- (2) Rule 2 does not apply to any such constituency.”
Rule two is the rule saying the number of electors in a constituency must be within 5% of the mean number of electors per constituency.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
-  Amendment sheet for consideration of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill on the 19th of January 2011
-  Version of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill which the amendments relate to
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
|Party||Majority (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Con||28||72 (+1 tell)||47.0%|
|Lab||122 (+2 tell)||0||52.5%|
|LDem||14||44 (+1 tell)||65.6%|