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

Lord Alliance voted against requiring 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 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].

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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)47.0%
Crossbench25 114.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab122 (+2 tell) 052.5%
LDem14 44 (+1 tell)65.6%
Other1 011.1%
UUP1 150.0%
Total:193 11841.1%

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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NamePartyVote
The Earl of ArranCon (front bench)aye
Viscount Astor Conaye
Lord Bowness Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Browning Conaye
Lord Crickhowell Con (front bench)aye
Lord Denham Conaye
Lord Eden of WintonConaye
Lord Flight Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Fookes Con (front bench)aye
Lord Forsyth of DrumleanCon (front bench)aye
Lord Fowler Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Gardner of ParkesCon (front bench)aye
Lord Glenarthur Con (front bench)aye
Lord Higgins Conaye
Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsCon (front bench)aye
Lord Howe of AberavonCon (front bench)aye
Lord Lamont of LerwickCon (front bench)aye
Lord Marlesford Con (front bench)aye
Lord Mayhew of TwysdenCon (front bench)aye
Lord Newton of BraintreeConaye
Lord Norton of LouthCon (front bench)aye
Baroness O'Cathain Con (front bench)aye
Lord Selsdon Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Sharples Conaye
The Earl of ShrewsburyCon (front bench)aye
Lord Swinfen Con (front bench)aye
Lord Trefgarne Con (front bench)aye
Lord Tugendhat Con (front bench)aye
Lord Ballyedmond Crossbenchno
Lord Stevens of KirkwhelpingtonCrossbenchno
Lord Carlile of BerriewLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Chidgey LDemaye
Lord Cotter LDem (front bench)aye
Viscount Falkland LDemaye
The Earl of GlasgowLDemaye
Lord Greaves LDemaye
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDemaye
Lord Razzall LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Sharkey LDemaye
Lord Steel of AikwoodLDemaye
Lord Strasburger LDemaye
Baroness Tonge LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Tordoff LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Vallance of TummelLDem (front bench)aye

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