House of Lords Reform — Exclusion of remaining Hereditary Peers — 8 Jul 2003 at 12:41

Patrick McLoughlin MP, West Derbyshire voted in the minority (No).

The majority Aye voters approved the idea, in principle, of bringing in a Bill to remove the remaining hereditary peers who sit in the House of Lords.[1]

This Bill would repeal section 2 of the House of Lords Act 1999. Section 2 was a compromise between Tony Blair and Viscount Cranborne, the then Leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords, to allow 92 hereditary peers to retain their seats in the Lords.


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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 are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con2 67042.3%
DUP0 2040.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Independent Ulster Unionist0 1033.3%
Lab151 (+2 tell) 0 (+2 tell)037.9%
LDem10 1020.8%
PC3 0075.0%
SNP4 0080.0%
UUP1 1066.7%
Total:171 73038.4%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs 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 MP who could have voted in this division

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John MaplesStratford-on-AvonCon (front bench)aye
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)aye
Eric JoyceFalkirk WestLab (minister)tellno
John RobertsonGlasgow AnnieslandLab (minister)tellno
John ThursoCaithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLDem (front bench)no

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