Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Special Case for Isle of Wight Constituency — 19 Jan 2011 at 19:47

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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[1]. 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[2]. 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[3].


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
Bishop1 04.0%
Con28 72 (+1 tell)45.7%
Crossbench25 214.1%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab123 (+2 tell) 051.2%
LDem14 44 (+1 tell)64.1%
Other1 025.0%
UUP1 275.0%
Total:194 12040.7%

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

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The of ArranConaye
Astor Conaye
Bowness Conaye
Browning Conaye
Crickhowell Conaye
Denham Conaye
Eden of WintonConaye
Flight Conaye
Fookes Conaye
Forsyth of DrumleanConaye
Fowler Conaye
Gardner of ParkesConaye
Glenarthur Conaye
Higgins Conaye
Hodgson of Astley AbbottsConaye
Howe of AberavonConaye
Lamont of LerwickConaye
Marlesford Conaye
Mayhew of TwysdenConaye
Newton of BraintreeConaye
Norton of LouthConaye
O'Cathain Conaye
Selsdon Conaye
Sharples Conaye
The of ShrewsburyConaye
Swinfen Conaye
Trefgarne Conaye
Tugendhat Conaye
Ballyedmond Crossbenchno
Stevens of KirkwhelpingtonCrossbenchno
Carlile of BerriewLDemaye
Chidgey LDemaye
Cotter LDemaye
Falkland LDemaye
The of GlasgowLDemaye
Greaves LDemaye
Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDemaye
Razzall LDemaye
Sharkey LDemaye
Steel of AikwoodLDemaye
Strasburger LDemaye
Tonge LDemaye
Tordoff LDemaye
Vallance of TummelLDemaye
Rogan UUPaye

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