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

Lord Roberts of Llandudno voted not 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 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."

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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 04.2%
Con10 119 (+1 tell)57.0%
Ind Lab1 0100.0%
Lab153 (+2 tell) 061.8%
LDem0 71 (+1 tell)73.5%
Other1 025.0%
UUP1 150.0%
Crossbench50 2538.9%
Total:217 21654.4%

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

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

NamePartyVote
Lord Blackwell Conaye
Lord Brooke of Sutton MandevilleConaye
Earl Cathcart Conaye
Lord Dobbs Conaye
Lord Forsyth of DrumleanConaye
Lord Hamilton of EpsomConaye
Lord Higgins Conaye
Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsConaye
Lord Lamont of LerwickConaye
Lord Swinfen Conaye

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