Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Ban on Party Political Broadcasts Taking Sides in AV Referendum — 14 Feb 2011 at 15:29
The majority of members of the House of Lords voted not to ban party election broadcasts during the referendum period from supporting a particular side on the question of if the "alternative vote" system should be used for electing MPs.
The House of Lords was considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 1: Clause 5, page 4, line 48, at end insert-
"( ) Party election broadcasts during the referendum period will not be broadcast if they deal with pictures or implied support of any particular side in the referendum on the voting system for parliamentary elections."
-  Parliament's webpage on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
-  Clause 5 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||122 (+1 tell)||0||55.7%|
|Lab||0||139 (+2 tell)||58.0%|
|LDem||67 (+1 tell)||0||70.1%|
|Lord Eames||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Fellowes||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Moser||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Palmer||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Patel of Bradford||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Richardson of Calow||Crossbench||aye|