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[1]. 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[2].

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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 (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop3 220.8%
Con0 166 (+1 tell)74.9%
Crossbench74 (+1 tell) 1044.7%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab182 (+1 tell) 074.1%
LDem1 76 (+1 tell)80.4%
PC1 0100.0%
UUP1 025.0%
Total:263 25466.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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 Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchno
Lord Bramall Crossbenchno
Lord Condon Crossbenchno
Lord Dannatt Crossbenchno
The Bishop of ExeterBishop (front bench)no
Viscount Falkland LDemaye
Lord Guthrie of CraigiebankCrossbenchno
The Bishop of LiverpoolBishop (front bench)no
Lord Lloyd of BerwickCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Maginnis of DrumglassUUPno
Lord Marshall of KnightsbridgeCrossbenchno
Lord Neill of BladenCrossbenchno
Lord Stirrup Crossbenchno
Viscount Waverley Crossbenchno

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