Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Turnout Threshold for Alternative Vote Referendum to be Binding — 7 Feb 2011 at 18:50

Lord Grade of Yarmouth voted against making the referendum on using the "alternative vote" system for electing MPs non-binding on the Government if less than 40% of the electorate took part.

The majority of members of the House of Lords voted to make the referendum on using the "alternative vote" system for electing MPs non-binding on the Government if less than 40% of the electorate took part.

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 (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop2 08.3%
Con133 (+1 tell) 160.8%
Crossbench27 617.6%
DUP0 250.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab0 139 (+2 tell)58.0%
LDem65 (+1 tell) 068.8%
Other0 111.1%
UUP2 050.0%
Total:229 15048.4%

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 Hamilton of EpsomCon (front bench)aye
Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchaye
Lord Haskins Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchaye
The Countess of MarCrossbench (front bench)aye
Viscount Montgomery of AlameinCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Patel of BradfordCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Richardson of CalowCrossbenchaye

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