Constitutional Reform Bill — Clause 3 — Legal qualifications — 31 Jan 2005 at 22:15
(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.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||116 (+2 tell)||0||72.8%|
|Lab||254 (+2 tell)||0||0||62.7%|