Constitutional Reform Bill — Clause 3 — Legal qualifications — 31 Jan 2005 at 22:15

Those voting No deleted Clause 3 of the Constitutional Reform Bill, which said:

(1) A person is not qualified to be appointed Lord Chancellor unless he has at any time (a) held high judicial office for a period of at least 2 years; or (b) practised as a qualifying practitioner (as defined in section 22) for at 5 least 12 years.

By removing this section, the qualifications for becoming Lord Chancellor are no different to that of any other Minister.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 116 (+2 tell)072.8%
DUP0 3042.9%
Lab254 (+2 tell) 0062.7%
LDem16 0029.1%
PC2 0050.0%
UUP0 1020.0%
Total:272 120061.8%

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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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