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[1]. 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[2]:

  • “2A No constituency shall have a total population which is more than 130% of the electoral quota.”

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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
Con137 (+1 tell) 064.2%
Crossbench28 718.8%
DUP0 125.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab0 151 (+2 tell)64.8%
LDem71 (+1 tell) 080.0%
Other0 111.1%
UUP1 025.0%
Total:237 16154.0%

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

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

NamePartyVote
The Earl of ClancartyCrossbenchaye
Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchaye
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchaye
Lord Low of DalstonCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Martin of SpringburnCrossbenchaye
Lord Palmer Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Patel of BradfordCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Rees of LudlowCrossbench (front bench)aye

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