Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Voting Areas for AV Referendum — 15 Dec 2010 at 19:56

The majority of members of the House of Lords voted against a proposal to use parliamentary constituencies as voting areas for the referendum on moving to the alternative vote system for electing MPs.

  • The House of Lords was considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
  • Amendment 40B: Clause 7, page 5, line 37, leave out subsection (2) and insert-
  • "( ) A Westminister parliamentary constituency, as it exists on the day of the referendum, is a "voting area" for the purposes of this Part."

This is a simplification of the original text of Clause 7(2) stated[2]: Each of the following, as it exists on the day of the referendum, is a “voting area” for the purposes of this Part:

  • (a) a district in England for which there is a district council;
  • (b) a county in England in which there are no districts with councils;
  • (c) a London borough;
  • (d) the City of London (including the Inner and Middle Temples);
  • (e) the Isles of Scilly;
  • (f) a constituency for the National Assembly for Wales;
  • (g) a constituency for the Scottish Parliament;
  • (h) Northern Ireland.


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
Bishop0 14.0%
Con99 (+1 tell) 050.0%
Crossbench7 45.9%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab0 81 (+2 tell)34.6%
LDem53 (+1 tell) 065.1%
UUP0 133.3%
Total:159 8833.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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 Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchaye
Baroness Finlay of LlandaffCrossbenchaye
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Stevens of KirkwhelpingtonCrossbenchaye

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