Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Reduce Number of Members of the House of Lords Before Reducing Number of MPs — 9 Feb 2011 at 20:50
The majority of members of the House of Lords voted not to reduce the number of MPs until the number of members of the House of Lords has been capped.
The House of Lords was considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 30A : Clause 18, page 15, line 34, at end insert-
- "( ) Section 11 shall not come into force until legislation has been introduced into either House of Parliament limiting the number of members of the House of Lords."
Clause 11 of the Bill; which would have become Section 11 of the resultant act, at the time of the vote sought to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 and set out rules for reforms to constituency boundaries.
-  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 (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||112 (+1 tell)||7 (+1 tell)||54.5%|
|Lab||0||114 (+1 tell)||47.3%|
|LDem||64 (+1 tell)||0||67.7%|
|The Earl of Clancarty||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Forsyth of Drumlean||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Glenarthur||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Howe of Aberavon||Con||aye|
|Lord Low of Dalston||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Viscount Montgomery of Alamein||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Naseby||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness O'Cathain||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Lord Patel||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Patel of Bradford||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Robertson of Port Ellen||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Maginnis of Drumglass||UUP||no|