House of Lords Reform — Exclusion of remaining Hereditary Peers — 8 Jul 2003 at 12:41
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.
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.
-  David Winnick MP, 8 July 2003, House of Commons
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Independent Ulster Unionist||0||1||0||33.3%|
|Lab||151 (+2 tell)||0 (+2 tell)||0||37.9%|
|John Thurso||Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Andrew Tyrie||Chichester||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Eric Joyce||Falkirk West||Lab (minister)||tellno|
|John Robertson||Glasgow Anniesland||Lab (minister)||tellno|
|John Maples||Stratford-on-Avon||Con (front bench)||aye|