Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Turnout Threshold for Alternative Vote Referendum to be Binding — 7 Feb 2011 at 18:50
The Earl of Sandwich 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. 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."
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.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||133 (+1 tell)||1||60.8%|
|Lab||0||139 (+2 tell)||58.0%|
|LDem||65 (+1 tell)||0||68.8%|
|Lord Hamilton of Epsom||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Haskins||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|The Countess of Mar||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Viscount Montgomery of Alamein||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Patel of Bradford||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Richardson of Calow||Crossbench||aye|