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[1]. 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Had the amendment not been rejected in the vote (a) and (b) would have been replaced by the proposed alternate text.

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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
Con160 (+1 tell) 072.5%
Crossbench28 1321.8%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab0 168 (+2 tell)70.0%
LDem74 (+1 tell) 078.1%
Other0 111.1%
PC0 1100.0%
UUP1 150.0%
Total:263 18559.2%

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
Lord Crisp Crossbenchaye
Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchaye
Baroness Finlay of LlandaffCrossbenchaye
Lord Haskins Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Hollins Crossbenchaye
Lord Joffe Crossbenchaye
Baroness Meacher Crossbenchaye
Baroness O'Loan Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Patel of BradfordCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Prashar Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Rees of LudlowCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Robertson of Port EllenCrossbenchaye
The Earl of SandwichCrossbench (front bench)aye
The Earl of StairCrossbenchaye
Baroness Stern Crossbench (front bench)aye

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