Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Complete and Accurate Electoral Register Before Reforms — 8 Feb 2011 at 18:31
The majority of members of the House of Lords voted against a proposal to ensure the electoral register is as complete and accurate as possible before using it as a basis for reform to parliamentary constituencies.
The House of Lords was considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 16J: Clause 10, page 8, leave out lines 28 and 29 and insert ", initially by a date to be specified by the Boundary Commission, once the Electoral Commission has certified that every local authority has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the electoral register is as complete and accurate as possible""
The section of the Bill as it stood which would have been affected by the amendment stated:
- A Boundary Commission shall submit reports under subsection (1) above periodically—
- (a) before 1st October 2013, and
- (b) before 1st October of every fifth year after that.”
Had the amendment not been rejected in the vote (a) and (b) would have been replaced by the proposed alternate text.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
-  Clause 10 of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill as at the time of the vote
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||160 (+1 tell)||0||72.5%|
|Lab||0||168 (+2 tell)||70.0%|
|LDem||74 (+1 tell)||0||78.1%|
|Baroness Finlay of Llandaff||Crossbench||aye|
|Baroness O'Loan||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Patel||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Patel of Bradford||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Rees of Ludlow||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Robertson of Port Ellen||Crossbench||aye|
|The Earl of Sandwich||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|The Earl of Stair||Crossbench||aye|
|Baroness Stern||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|