Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Cap on Total Population of Parliamentary Constituency — 19 Jan 2011 at 17:44
The majority of members of the House of Lords voted against capping the total population of a parliamentary constituency at 130% of the mean number of electors in a constituency (excluding two exceptional constituencies).
The House of Lords was considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 65B Page 9, line 23, after “rules” insert “2A,”
This would have had effect on Clause 11 of the Bill and sought to add a new element to the rule setting the number of electors in a constituency between 95% and 105% of the mean electorate of those constituencies subject to the rule (Na h-Eileanan an Iar and Orkney and Shetland were to be exempted), the new rule 2A, introduced by a later amendment, was to state:
- “2A No constituency shall have a total population which is more than 130% of the electoral quota.”
-  Parliament's webpage on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
-  Amendment sheet for consideration of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill on the 19th of January 2011
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.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||137 (+1 tell)||0||64.2%|
|Lab||0||151 (+2 tell)||64.8%|
|LDem||71 (+1 tell)||0||80.0%|
|The Earl of Clancarty||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Low of Dalston||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Martin of Springburn||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Palmer||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Patel of Bradford||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Rees of Ludlow||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|