Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Reduce Number of MPs from 650 to 600 — 8 Feb 2011 at 19:51

The majority of members of the House of Lords voted against reducing the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

The House of Lords was considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 18F: Clause 11, page 9, leave out lines 36 and 37 and insert-
  • "United Kingdom electoral quota
  • 1 The United Kingdom electoral quota shall be defined as the total electorate of the United Kingdom on the designated enumeration day divided by 650."

As the amendment was rejected the relevant section[2] remained:

  • Number of constituencies
  • 1 The number of constituencies in the United Kingdom shall be 600.


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
Con152 (+1 tell) 068.9%
Crossbench20 814.9%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab1 154 (+2 tell)64.6%
LDem75 (+1 tell) 079.2%
PC0 1100.0%
UUP1 150.0%
Total:249 16555.4%

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 Haskins Crossbenchaye
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchaye
Lord Low of DalstonCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Moser Crossbenchaye
Lord Patel of BradfordCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Rees of LudlowCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Robertson of Port EllenCrossbenchaye
The Earl of StairCrossbenchaye
Baroness Smith of BasildonLab (minister)no

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