Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Allowing Greater Variation from Mean Number of Electors in MP Constituency in Exceptional Circumstances — 9 Feb 2011 at 16:51
The majority of members of the House of Lords voted to allow geographical considerations or local ties to justify greater variation from the mean number of electors in a parliamentary constituency.
The House of Lords was considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. The amendment accepted in this vote was:
- Amendment 22D: Clause 11, page 10, line 37, at end insert-
- "Exceptional circumstances
- 5A If, but only if, a Boundary Commission is satisfied that-
- (a) it is necessary to do so in order to achieve a viable constituency, and
- (b) such necessity arises from special geographical considerations or local ties, as defined in rule 5(1)(a) or (d) above, of an exceptionally compelling nature, the Boundary Commission may decide that the electorate of the constituency shall be-
- (c) no less than 92.5% of the United Kingdom electoral quota; and
- (d) no more than 107.5% of that quota."
This was added to the clause 11 of the Bill.
-  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.
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 (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Con||0||166 (+1 tell)||75.2%|
|Crossbench||74 (+1 tell)||10||45.2%|
|Lab||183 (+1 tell)||0||75.7%|
|LDem||1||76 (+1 tell)||81.3%|
|The Bishop of Exeter||Bishop||no|
|The Bishop of Liverpool||Bishop (front bench)||no|
|Lord Alton of Liverpool||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Lloyd of Berwick||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Neill of Bladen||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Maginnis of Drumglass||UUP||no|