Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Date of Referendum on Alternative Vote System for Electing MPs — 6 Dec 2010 at 16:58

The majority of members of the House of Lords voted allow the referendum on moving to use the "alternative vote" system for electing MPs to be held any time before 31 October 2011 rather than specifying the date in law.

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

  • Amendment 5: Clause 1, page 1, line 6, leave out "on 5 May" and insert "before 31 October"

This affected Clause 1(2) of the Bill[2] which at the time of the vote stated:

  • The referendum must be held on 5 May 2011.


Debate in Parliament | Source |

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

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Con116 (+1 tell) 360.0%
Crossbench13 4229.3%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab0 145 (+2 tell)61.3%
LDem61 (+1 tell) 074.7%
Non-affiliated1 05.9%
UUP1 033.3%
Total:192 19152.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by vote

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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Lord Hamilton of EpsomConaye
Lord Howard of RisingConaye
Viscount Trenchard Conaye
Lord Aberdare Crossbenchno
Lord Broers Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Cameron of DillingtonCrossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Craigavon Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Deech Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Greengross Crossbenchno
Lord Jay of EwelmeCrossbenchno
Lord Luce Crossbenchno
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbenchno
Baroness O'Loan Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Ramsbotham Crossbenchno
Lord Walker of AldringhamCrossbenchno
Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)no

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