Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Allowing Greater Variation from Mean Number of Electors in MP Constituency in Exceptional Circumstances — 16 Feb 2011 at 14:08

The majority of members of the House of Lords voted to allow geographical considerations or local ties to justify greater variation from the mean number of electors in a parliamentary constituency.

In this vote the members of the House of Lords were insisting on their amendment despite elected MPs in the House of Commons disagreeing with it.

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

  • Amendment B1
  • As an amendment to Motion B, leave out from "House" to end and insert "do insist on its Amendments 16 and 19".

Motion B stated:

  • That this House do not insist on its Amendments 16 and 19 to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reasons 16A and 19A:
  • Because the amendments would produce too much variation in the electorate of constituencies and would result in a system that was unduly difficult to operate.

Amendment 16 stated[2]:

  • Page 9, line 23, after “4(2),” insert “5A,”

"5A" is a reference to the new "Exceptional circumstances" clause referred to below:

Amendment 19 stated[2]:

  • Page 10, line 22, at end insert—
  • "Exceptional circumstances
  • 5A If, but only if, a Boundary Commission is satisfied that-
  • (a) it is necessary to do so in order to achieve a viable constituency, and
  • (b) such necessity arises from special geographical considerations or local ties, as defined in rule 5(1)(a) or (d) above, of an exceptionally compelling nature, the Boundary Commission may decide that the electorate of the constituency shall be-
  • (c) no less than 92.5% of the United Kingdom electoral quota; and
  • (d) no more than 107.5% of that quota."

This would have had the effect of allowing geographical considerations or local ties to justify greater variation from the mean number of electors in a parliamentary constituency.

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NamePartyVote
Lord Ahmad of WimbledonConno
Baroness Anelay of St JohnsCon (front bench)tellno
Lord Astor of HeverCon (front bench)no
Earl Attlee Con (front bench)no
Lord Baker of DorkingCon (front bench)no
Lord Bates Con (front bench)no
Baroness Berridge Conno
Lord Black of BrentwoodCon (front bench)no
Lord Boswell of AynhoConno
Viscount Bridgeman Con (front bench)no
Lord Brooke of Sutton MandevilleCon (front bench)no
Lord Brougham and Vaux Con (front bench)no
Baroness Browning Conno
Baroness Buscombe Conno
The Earl of CaithnessCon (front bench)no
Lord Campbell of AllowayCon (front bench)no
Earl Cathcart Conno
Lord Cavendish of FurnessConno
Lord Chadlington Conno
Baroness Chalker of WallaseyConno
Lord Colwyn Con (front bench)no
Lord Cope of BerkeleyCon (front bench)no
Lord Cormack Conno
The Earl of CourtownConno
The Earl of Crawford and BalcarresConno
Baroness Cumberlege Conno
Lord de Mauley Con (front bench)no
Lord Denham Conno
Lord Dixon-Smith Con (front bench)no
Lord Dobbs Conno
The Earl of DundeeCon (front bench)no
Baroness Eaton Conno
Lord Elton Con (front bench)no
Lord Faulks Conno
Lord Feldman Con (front bench)no
Lord Feldman of ElstreeCon (front bench)no
Lord Fink Conno
Baroness Flather Conno
Lord Flight Con (front bench)no
Baroness Fookes Con (front bench)no
Lord Forsyth of DrumleanCon (front bench)no
Lord Fowler Con (front bench)no
Lord Framlingham Conno
Lord Fraser of CarmyllieConno
Lord Freud Con (front bench)no
Lord Gardiner of KimbleCon (front bench)no
Baroness Gardner of ParkesCon (front bench)no
Lord Geddes Con (front bench)no
Lord Glentoran Conno
Lord Gold Conno
Lord Goodlad Con (front bench)no
Lord Grade of YarmouthConno
Lord Griffiths of FforestfachConno
Lord Hamilton of EpsomCon (front bench)no
Baroness Hanham Con (front bench)no
Lord Harris of PeckhamConno
Lord Henley Con (front bench)no
Lord Heseltine Conno
Baroness Heyhoe Flint Conno
Lord Higgins Conno
Lord Hill of OarefordCon (front bench)no
Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsCon (front bench)no
Baroness Hogg Conno
The Earl of HomeConno
Baroness Hooper Con (front bench)no
Lord Howard of RisingConno
Earl Howe Con (front bench)no
Lord Howe of AberavonCon (front bench)no
Lord Howell of GuildfordCon (front bench)no
Lord Hunt of WirralCon (front bench)no
Lord Inglewood Con (front bench)no
Baroness James of Holland ParkConno
Baroness Jenkin of KenningtonConno
Lord Jenkin of RodingCon (front bench)no
Lord Jopling Con (front bench)no
Lord Kimball Conno
Lord King of BridgwaterConno
Baroness Knight of CollingtreeConno
Lord Lamont of LerwickCon (front bench)no
Lord Lang of MonktonConno
Lord Lawson of BlabyCon (front bench)no
Lord Leach of FairfordConno
Lord Lexden Conno
The Earl of LindsayConno
Lord Lingfield Conno
Lord Lucas Con (front bench)no
Lord Luke Con (front bench)no
Lord Macfarlane of BearsdenConno
Lord MacGregor of Pulham MarketCon (front bench)no
Lord Mackay of ClashfernCon (front bench)no
Lord Marland Con (front bench)no
Lord Marlesford Con (front bench)no
Lord Mawhinney Conno
Lord Mayhew of TwysdenCon (front bench)no
Lord McColl of DulwichCon (front bench)no
Baroness Miller of HendonCon (front bench)no
Lord Moore of Lower MarshConno
Baroness Morris of BoltonCon (front bench)no
Baroness Neville-Jones Con (front bench)no
Baroness Newlove Conno
Lord Newton of BraintreeConno
Baroness Noakes Con (front bench)no
Lord Northbrook Conno
Lord Norton of LouthCon (front bench)no
Baroness O'Cathain Con (front bench)no
Lord Palumbo Conno
Lord Patten Conno
Baroness Perry of SouthwarkCon (front bench)no
Lord Plumb Con (front bench)no
Lord Popat Conno
Baroness Rawlings Con (front bench)no
Lord Reay Conno
Lord Renton of Mount HarryCon (front bench)no
Lord Ribeiro Conno
Lord Risby Conno
Baroness Ritchie of BromptonCon (front bench)no
Lord Roberts of ConwyConno
Lord Rotherwick Conno
Lord Sanderson of BowdenConno
Lord Sassoon Con (front bench)no
Baroness Seccombe Conno
The Earl of SelborneCon (front bench)no
Lord Selkirk of DouglasCon (front bench)no
Lord Selsdon Con (front bench)no
Baroness Shackleton of BelgraviaConno
Baroness Sharples Conno
Lord Shaw of NorthsteadCon (front bench)no
Lord Sheikh Conno
Lord Skelmersdale Con (front bench)no
Lord Soulsby of Swaffham PriorConno
Lord Spicer Conno
Lord St John of FawsleyConno
Baroness Stedman-Scott Con (front bench)no
Lord Sterling of PlaistowCon (front bench)no
Lord Stevens of LudgateConno
Baroness Stowell of BeestonConno
Lord Strathclyde Con (front bench)no
Lord Swinfen Con (front bench)no
Lord Taylor of HolbeachConno
Lord Tebbit Conno
Viscount Trenchard Conno
Lord Trimble Con (front bench)no
Lord True Conno
Baroness Trumpington Conno
Lord Tugendhat Con (front bench)no
Baroness Verma Con (front bench)no
Lord Waldegrave of North HillCon (front bench)no
Baroness Warsi Con (front bench)no
Lord Wasserman Conno
Lord Wei Conno
Baroness Wheatcroft Conno
Baroness Wilcox Con (front bench)no
Lord Wolfson of Aspley GuiseConno
Lord Wolfson of SunningdaleConno
Viscount Younger of LeckieConno
Lord Young of GraffhamConno
Lord Aberdare Crossbenchaye
Lord Adebowale Crossbenchaye
Viscount Allenby of MegiddoCrossbenchaye
Lord Armstrong of IlminsterCrossbenchaye
Lord Best Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Blair of BoughtonCrossbenchaye
Baroness Boothroyd Crossbenchaye
Lord Broers Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Butler-Sloss Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Chorley Crossbenchaye
The Earl of ClancartyCrossbenchaye
Baroness D'Souza Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Dear Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Eames Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Finlay of LlandaffCrossbenchtellaye
Baroness Fritchie Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Grey-Thompson Crossbenchaye
Lord Hall of BirkenheadCrossbenchaye
Lord Hameed Crossbenchaye
Lord Hennessy of NympsfieldCrossbenchaye
Baroness Howarth of BrecklandCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbenchaye
Lord Janvrin Crossbenchaye
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchaye
Lord Laming Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Low of DalstonCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Luce Crossbenchaye
The Countess of MarCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Mawson Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Meacher Crossbenchaye
Lord Mogg Crossbenchaye
Lord Moser Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Murphy Crossbenchaye
Baroness O'Neill of BengarveCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Ouseley Crossbenchaye
Lord Pannick Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)tellaye
Baroness Prashar Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Ramsbotham Crossbenchaye
Lord Rees-Mogg Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Rees of LudlowCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Richardson of CalowCrossbenchaye
Lord Robertson of Port EllenCrossbenchaye
The Earl of SandwichCrossbench (front bench)aye
Viscount Slim Crossbenchaye
Viscount Tenby Crossbenchaye
Lord Turnbull Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Warnock Crossbenchaye
Lord Wilson of TillyornCrossbenchaye
Lord Woolf Crossbenchaye
Baroness Young of HornseyCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchno
Lord Bew Crossbenchno
Lord Bichard Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Condon Crossbenchno
Baroness Deech Crossbench (front bench)no
The Earl of ErrollCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Fellowes Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Greengross Crossbenchno
Lord Jay of EwelmeCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Lloyd of BerwickCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Manningham-Buller Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Neill of BladenCrossbenchno
Lord Powell of BayswaterCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Scott of FoscoteCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Tombs Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Wright of RichmondCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Browne of BelmontDUPaye
Lord Morrow DUPaye
Lord Stoddart of SwindonIndependent Labouraye
Baroness Adams of CraigieleaLabaye
Lord Adonis Labaye
Lord Ahmed Labaye
Lord Anderson of SwanseaLabaye
Baroness Andrews Lab (minister)aye
Lord Archer of SandwellLabaye
Baroness Armstrong of Hill TopLabaye
Lord Bach Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Bakewell Labaye
Lord Barnett Labaye
Lord Bassam of BrightonLab (minister)aye
Lord Beecham Lab (minister)aye
Lord Berkeley Labaye
Lord Bhattacharyya Labaye
Baroness Billingham Lab (minister)aye
Lord Bilston Lab (minister)aye
Lord Boateng Labaye
Lord Borrie Labaye
Lord Boyd of DuncansbyLab (minister)aye
Lord Bradley Labaye
Lord Brennan Labaye
Lord Brett Lab (minister)aye
Lord Brooke of AlverthorpeLab (minister)aye
Lord Brookman Labaye
Lord Browne of LadytonLabaye
Lord Campbell-Savours Lab (minister)aye
Lord Carter of ColesLab (minister)aye
Lord Christopher Lab (minister)aye
Lord Clark of WindermereLabaye
Lord Clinton-Davis Lab (minister)aye
Lord Collins of HighburyLabaye
Lord Corbett of Castle ValeLabaye
Baroness Corston Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Crawley Lab (minister)aye
Lord Cunningham of FellingLab (minister)aye
Lord Davidson of Glen ClovaLab (minister)aye
Lord Davies of CoityLab (minister)aye
Lord Davies of OldhamLab (minister)aye
Lord Davies of StamfordLabaye
Lord Desai Labaye
Lord Dixon Labaye
Baroness Donaghy Labaye
Lord Donoughue Labaye
Baroness Drake Labaye
Lord Dubs Lab (minister)aye
Lord Elder Lab (minister)aye
Lord Evans of WatfordLabaye
Lord Falconer of ThorotonLab (minister)aye
Baroness Falkender Labaye
Baroness Farrington of RibbletonLabaye
Lord Faulkner of WorcesterLab (minister)aye
Lord Filkin Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Ford Labaye
Lord Foster of Bishop AucklandLabaye
Lord Foulkes of CumnockLab (minister)aye
Baroness Gale Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Gibson of Market RasenLab (minister)aye
Lord Giddens Lab (minister)aye
Lord Gilbert Labaye
Baroness Golding Labaye
Lord Goldsmith Lab (minister)aye
Lord Gordon of StrathblaneLab (minister)aye
Baroness Gould of PotternewtonLab (minister)aye
Lord Grabiner Labaye
Lord Graham of EdmontonLab (minister)aye
Lord Grantchester Lab (minister)aye
Lord Griffiths of Burry PortLab (minister)aye
Lord Grocott Lab (minister)aye
Lord Harris of HaringeyLab (minister)aye
Lord Harrison Lab (minister)aye
Lord Hart of ChiltonLab (minister)aye
Lord Haworth Labaye
Baroness Healy of Primrose HillLab (minister)aye
Baroness Henig Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Hilton of EggardonLab (minister)aye
Baroness Hollis of HeighamLab (minister)aye
Lord Howarth of NewportLabaye
Baroness Howells of St DavidsLab (minister)aye
Lord Howie of TroonLabaye
Lord Hoyle Labaye
Baroness Hughes of StretfordLab (minister)aye
Lord Hughes of WoodsideLabaye
Lord Hunt of Kings HeathLab (minister)aye
Lord Irvine of LairgLab (minister)aye
Lord Janner of BraunstoneLab (minister)aye
Baroness Jay of PaddingtonLab (minister)aye
Lord Jones Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Jones of WhitchurchLab (minister)aye
Lord Jordan Lab (minister)aye
Lord Judd Lab (minister)aye
Lord Kennedy of SouthwarkLab (minister)aye
Baroness Kennedy of The ShawsLabaye
Baroness King of BowLabaye
Baroness Kingsmill Lab (minister)aye
Lord King of West BromwichLabaye
Lord Kinnock Labaye
Baroness Kinnock of HolyheadLab (minister)aye
Lord Kirkhill Labaye
Lord Knight of WeymouthLab (minister)aye
Lord Layard Labaye
Lord Lea of CrondallLabaye
Baroness Liddell of CoatdykeLabaye
Lord Liddle Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Lister of BurtersettLabaye
Lord Lofthouse of PontefractLabaye
Lord Macdonald of TradestonLab (minister)aye
Lord MacKenzie of CulkeinLabaye
Lord Mackenzie of FramwellgateLab (minister)aye
Baroness Mallalieu Lab (minister)aye
Lord Malloch-Brown Labaye
Lord Mandelson Labaye
Baroness Massey of DarwenLab (minister)aye
Lord Maxton Lab (minister)aye
Lord McAvoy Lab (minister)aye
Lord McConnell of GlenscorrodaleLabaye
Baroness McDonagh Labaye
Lord McFall of AlcluithLabaye
Baroness McIntosh of HudnallLab (minister)aye
Lord McKenzie of LutonLab (minister)aye
Lord Mitchell Labaye
Lord Morgan Labaye
Baroness Morgan of DrefelinLab (minister)aye
Baroness Morgan of HuytonLabaye
Lord Morris of AberavonLabaye
Lord Morris of HandsworthLab (minister)aye
Lord Morris of ManchesterLabaye
Lord Myners Labaye
Baroness Nye Labaye
Lord O'Neill of ClackmannanLab (minister)aye
Lord Patel of BlackburnLabaye
Lord Pendry Labaye
Lord Peston Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Pitkeathley Lab (minister)aye
Lord Plant of HighfieldLab (minister)aye
Lord Ponsonby of ShulbredeLabaye
Lord Prescott Labaye
Baroness Prosser Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Quin Lab (minister)aye
Lord Radice Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Ramsay of CartvaleLab (minister)aye
Lord Rea Lab (minister)aye
Lord Reid of CardowanLabaye
Baroness Rendell of BaberghLab (minister)aye
Lord Richard Lab (minister)aye
Lord Rooker Labaye
Lord Rosser Lab (minister)aye
Lord Rowlands Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Royall of BlaisdonLab (minister)aye
Lord Sawyer Labaye
Baroness Scotland of AsthalLabaye
Lord Sewel Lab (minister)aye
Lord Sheldon Labaye
Baroness Sherlock Labaye
Viscount Simon Lab (minister)aye
Lord Simpson of DunkeldLabaye
Baroness Smith of BasildonLab (minister)aye
Lord Smith of FinsburyLabaye
Lord Smith of LeighLabaye
Lord Snape Labaye
Lord Soley Lab (minister)aye
Lord Stevenson of BalmacaraLab (minister)aye
Baroness Symons of Vernham DeanLab (minister)aye
Baroness Taylor of BoltonLab (minister)aye
Lord Temple-Morris Lab (minister)aye
Lord Tomlinson Lab (minister)aye
Lord Touhig Labaye
Lord Triesman Lab (minister)aye
Lord Tunnicliffe Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Turner of CamdenLabaye
Baroness Wall of New BarnetLab (minister)aye
Baroness Warwick of UndercliffeLabaye
Lord Watson of InvergowrieLabaye
Lord West of SpitheadLabaye
Baroness Wheeler Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Whitaker Labaye
Lord Whitty Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Wilkins Lab (minister)aye
Lord Williams of ElvelLab (minister)aye
Lord Wills Labaye
Lord Wood of AnfieldLabaye
Lord Woolmer of LeedsLab (minister)aye
Baroness Worthington Labaye
Lord Young of Norwood GreenLab (minister)aye
Viscount Falkland LDemaye
Lord Addington LDemno
Lord Alderdice LDem (front bench)no
Lord Allan of HallamLDemno
Lord Avebury LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Barker LDemno
Baroness Bonham-Carter of YarnburyLDem (front bench)no
Lord Bradshaw LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Brinton LDemno
Lord Burnett LDemno
Lord Carlile of BerriewLDem (front bench)no
Lord Chidgey LDemno
Lord Cotter LDem (front bench)no
Lord Dholakia LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Doocey LDemno
Lord Dykes LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Falkner of MargravineLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Garden of FrognalLDem (front bench)no
The Earl of GlasgowLDemno
Lord Goodhart LDemno
Baroness Hamwee LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Harris of RichmondLDem (front bench)no
Lord Hussain LDemno
Baroness Hussein-Ece LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Jolly LDemno
Lord Jones of CheltenhamLDemno
Lord Kirkwood of KirkhopeLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Kramer LDemno
Lord Lee of TraffordLDem (front bench)no
Lord Lester of Herne HillLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Linklater of ButterstoneLDemno
Lord Loomba LDemno
Lord Macdonald of River GlavenLDemno
Lord Maclennan of RogartLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Maddock LDem (front bench)no
The Earl of Mar and KellieLDem (front bench)no
Lord Marks of Henley-on-ThamesLDemno
Lord McNally LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDemno
Baroness Neuberger LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemno
Baroness Northover LDem (front bench)no
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDemno
Lord Palmer of Childs HillLDemno
Baroness Parminter LDem (front bench)no
Lord Razzall LDem (front bench)no
Lord Redesdale LDemno
Lord Rennard LDem (front bench)no
Lord Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)no
Lord Rodgers of Quarry BankLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Scott of Needham MarketLDemno
Lord Sharkey LDemno
Baroness Sharp of GuildfordLDem (front bench)no
Lord Shipley LDem (front bench)no
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDem (front bench)tellno
Lord Smith of CliftonLDem (front bench)no
Lord Stephen LDemno
Lord Stoneham of DroxfordLDemno
Lord Strasburger LDemno
Lord Teverson LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Thomas of WinchesterLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Tonge LDem (front bench)no
Lord Tordoff LDem (front bench)no
Lord Tyler LDem (front bench)no
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)no
Lord Wallace of TankernessLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Walmsley LDemno
Lord Watson of RichmondLDemno
Lord Willis of KnaresboroughLDem (front bench)no
Lord Grenfell Otheraye
Lord Wigley PCaye
Lord Rogan UUPaye
Lord Empey UUPno
Lord Maginnis of DrumglassUUPno

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