Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Reduce Number of MPs from 650 to 600 — 8 Feb 2011 at 19:51
Lord Prescott voted to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600.
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. 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 remained:
- Number of constituencies
- 1 The number of constituencies in the United Kingdom shall be 600.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
-  Clause 11 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.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||152 (+1 tell)||0||68.9%|
|Lab||1||154 (+2 tell)||64.6%|
|LDem||75 (+1 tell)||0||79.2%|
|Baroness Finlay of Llandaff||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Haskins||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Low of Dalston||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Moser||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 Stair||Crossbench||aye|
|Baroness Smith of Basildon||Lab (minister)||no|