Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — 40 Percent Turnout Threshold to make AV Referendum Binding — 7 Feb 2011 at 16:35

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley was absent

The majority of members of the House of Lords voted to require a 40% turnout in the referendum of using the "Alternative Vote" system for electing MPs for the referendum result to be binding.

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

  • Amendment A1: Clause 1, page 1, line 5, at end insert-
  • "( ) If less than 40% of the electorate vote in the referendum, the result shall not be binding."


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.

Bishop1 04.2%
Con10 118 (+1 tell)58.1%
Crossbench49 2539.4%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab152 (+2 tell) 063.4%
LDem0 71 (+1 tell)75.0%
Other1 011.1%
UUP1 150.0%
Total:215 21555.1%

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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Lord Blackwell Con (front bench)aye
Lord Brooke of Sutton MandevilleCon (front bench)aye
Earl Cathcart Conaye
Lord Dobbs Conaye
Lord Forsyth of DrumleanCon (front bench)aye
Lord Hamilton of EpsomCon (front bench)aye
Lord Higgins Conaye
Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsCon (front bench)aye
Lord Lamont of LerwickCon (front bench)aye
Lord Swinfen Con (front bench)aye
Lord Aberdare Crossbenchno
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchno
Lord Bew Crossbenchno
Lord Broers Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Butler-Sloss Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Butler of BrockwellCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Condon Crossbenchno
Baroness Cox Crossbenchno
Viscount Craigavon Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Fellowes Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Hennessy of NympsfieldCrossbenchno
Lord Imbert Crossbenchno
Lord Janvrin Crossbenchno
Lord Kakkar Crossbenchno
Lord Luce Crossbenchno
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Mogg Crossbenchno
Lord Powell of BayswaterCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Ramsbotham Crossbenchno
Lord Scott of FoscoteCrossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Slim Crossbenchno
Lord Stevenson of CoddenhamCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Turnbull Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Wilson of TillyornCrossbenchno

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