Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — No Threshold for Making Result of AV Referendum Binding — 16 Feb 2011 at 23:00

The majority of members of the House of Lords voted to make the referendum on using the "alternative vote" system for electing MPs binding on the Government even if less than 40% of the electorate took part.

In this vote the majority of members of the House of Lords were no-longer insisting on their amendment given elected MPs in the House of Commons had twice disagreed with it.

The House of Lords was considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment A1
  • As an amendment to Motion A, at end insert "but do propose Amendment 1D as an amendment to Commons Amendment 1C in lieu":
  • "Line 11, at end insert-
  • "(5) The estimate of the turnout in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland published under sub-paragraph (3)(a) shall be made available before any order is made under section 8 implementing the result of the referendum; and if the total turnout in the four parts of the United Kingdom is less than 40% of the total electorate of the United Kingdom, the result of the referendum shall not be binding.".

Amendment 1D is the text quoted above.

Motion A stated:

  • That this House do not further insist on its Amendments 1 and 8, in respect of which the Commons have insisted on their disagreement, and do agree with the Commons in their Amendment 8C in lieu:
  • Page 20, line 3, at end insert-
  • "(3) Following the referendum, the Electoral Commission must-
  • (a) publish the most accurate estimate that it is reasonably possible to make of the turnout in each of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland;
  • (b) include that information in any report they submit under section 6(1)(b) of the 2000 Act to do with the referendum.
  • (4) In sub-paragraph (3) "turnout" means the percentage of those entitled to vote in the referendum who did so.
  • A ballot paper recorded under head (b), (c) or (d) of rule 42(4) of the referendum rules is to be treated as a vote for this purpose."

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All Votes Cast - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party are marked in red. Also shows which lords were ministers at the time of this vote. You can also see every eligible lord including those who did not vote in this division.

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NamePartyVote
The Archbishop of YorkBishopaye
Lord Forsyth of DrumleanCon (front bench)aye
Lord Hamilton of EpsomConaye
Lord Higgins Conaye
Lord Howard of RisingConaye
Lord Lang of MonktonConaye
Lord Lawson of BlabyCon (front bench)aye
Lord Northbrook Conaye
Lord Ahmad of WimbledonConno
Baroness Anelay of St JohnsCon (front bench)tellno
Lord Astor of HeverCon (front bench)no
Earl Attlee Con (front bench)no
Lord Baker of DorkingCon (front bench)no
Lord Bates Con (front bench)no
Baroness Berridge Conno
Lord Black of BrentwoodCon (front bench)no
Lord Boswell of AynhoConno
Baroness Bottomley of NettlestoneConno
Viscount Bridgeman Con (front bench)no
Lord Brooke of Sutton MandevilleCon (front bench)no
Lord Brougham and Vaux Con (front bench)no
Baroness Browning Conno
Baroness Buscombe Conno
Earl Cathcart Conno
Lord Chadlington Conno
Baroness Chalker of WallaseyConno
Lord Coe Conno
Lord Colwyn Con (front bench)no
Lord Cope of BerkeleyCon (front bench)no
The Earl of Crawford and BalcarresConno
Baroness Cumberlege Conno
Lord de Mauley Con (front bench)no
Lord Deben Conno
Lord Dixon-Smith Con (front bench)no
Lord Dobbs Conno
Baroness Eaton Conno
Lord Elton Con (front bench)no
Lord Faulks Conno
Lord Feldman of ElstreeCon (front bench)no
Lord Fellowes of West StaffordConno
Lord Fink Conno
Lord Flight Conno
Baroness Fookes Con (front bench)no
Lord Fowler Con (front bench)no
Lord Framlingham Conno
Lord Fraser of CarmyllieConno
Lord Freud Con (front bench)no
Lord Gardiner of KimbleCon (front bench)no
Baroness Gardner of ParkesCon (front bench)no
Lord Garel-Jones Conno
Lord Geddes Con (front bench)no
Lord Gold Conno
Lord Goodlad Con (front bench)no
Viscount Goschen Conno
Lord Grade of YarmouthConno
Baroness Hanham Con (front bench)no
Lord Harris of PeckhamConno
Lord Henley Con (front bench)no
Baroness Heyhoe Flint Conno
Lord Hill of OarefordCon (front bench)no
Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsConno
The Earl of HomeConno
Baroness Hooper Con (front bench)no
Lord Howard of LympneConno
Earl Howe Con (front bench)no
Lord Howe of AberavonCon (front bench)no
Lord Howell of GuildfordCon (front bench)no
Lord Hunt of WirralCon (front bench)no
Lord James of BlackheathConno
Baroness Jenkin of KenningtonConno
Lord Jenkin of RodingCon (front bench)no
Lord Jopling Con (front bench)no
Lord King of BridgwaterConno
Lord Kirkham Conno
Baroness Knight of CollingtreeConno
Lord Leach of FairfordConno
Lord Lexden Conno
Lord Lingfield Conno
Lord Lloyd-Webber Conno
Lord Lucas Con (front bench)no
Lord Luke Con (front bench)no
Lord MacGregor of Pulham MarketCon (front bench)no
Lord Mackay of ClashfernCon (front bench)no
Lord Maples Conno
Lord Marland Con (front bench)no
Lord Marlesford Conno
Lord Mayhew of TwysdenCon (front bench)no
Lord McColl of DulwichCon (front bench)no
Baroness Morris of BoltonCon (front bench)no
Baroness Neville-Jones Con (front bench)no
Baroness Newlove Conno
Lord Newton of BraintreeConno
Baroness Noakes Con (front bench)no
Lord Norton of LouthCon (front bench)no
Baroness O'Cathain Con (front bench)no
Lord Palumbo Conno
Baroness Perry of SouthwarkCon (front bench)no
Lord Plumb Con (front bench)no
Lord Popat Conno
Baroness Rawlings Con (front bench)no
Lord Renton of Mount HarryCon (front bench)no
Lord Ribeiro Conno
Lord Risby Conno
Baroness Ritchie of BromptonCon (front bench)no
Lord Rotherwick Conno
Lord Ryder of WensumConno
Lord Sassoon Con (front bench)no
Baroness Seccombe Conno
The Earl of SelborneCon (front bench)no
Lord Selkirk of DouglasConno
Lord Selsdon Con (front bench)no
Baroness Shackleton of BelgraviaConno
Lord Shaw of NorthsteadCon (front bench)no
Lord Sheikh Conno
The Earl of ShrewsburyCon (front bench)no
Lord St John of FawsleyConno
Baroness Stedman-Scott Con (front bench)no
Lord Sterling of PlaistowCon (front bench)no
Baroness Stowell of BeestonConno
Lord Strathclyde Con (front bench)no
Lord Taylor of HolbeachConno
Lord Trefgarne Conno
Lord Trimble Con (front bench)no
Lord True Conno
Lord Tugendhat Con (front bench)no
Baroness Verma Con (front bench)no
Lord Waldegrave of North HillCon (front bench)no
Baroness Warsi Con (front bench)no
Lord Wasserman Conno
Lord Wei Conno
Baroness Wheatcroft Conno
Baroness Wilcox Con (front bench)no
Lord Wolfson of SunningdaleConno
Viscount Younger of LeckieConno
The Earl of ClancartyCrossbenchaye
Baroness Finlay of LlandaffCrossbenchaye
Baroness Grey-Thompson Crossbenchaye
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchaye
Lord Low of DalstonCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Mawson Crossbenchaye
Lord Oxburgh Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Richardson of CalowCrossbenchaye
Lord Robertson of Port EllenCrossbenchaye
Lord Best Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Bew Crossbenchno
Lord Broers Crossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Craigavon Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Deech Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Greenway Crossbenchno
Lord Hennessy of NympsfieldCrossbenchno
Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbenchno
Lord Kakkar Crossbenchno
Lord Lloyd of BerwickCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness O'Neill of BengarveCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Powell of BayswaterCrossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Slim Crossbenchno
Lord Stevenson of CoddenhamCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Turnbull Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Warnock Crossbenchno
Viscount Waverley Crossbenchno
Lord Wilson of TillyornCrossbenchno
Lord Adonis Labaye
Lord Anderson of SwanseaLabaye
Baroness Andrews Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Armstrong of Hill TopLabaye
Lord Bach Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Bakewell Labaye
Lord Bassam of BrightonLab (minister)tellaye
Lord Beecham Lab (minister)aye
Lord Berkeley Labaye
Baroness Billingham Lab (minister)aye
Lord Bilston Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Blackstone Labaye
Lord Boateng Labaye
Lord Boyd of DuncansbyLabaye
Lord Bradley Labaye
Lord Brett Lab (minister)aye
Lord Brooke of AlverthorpeLabaye
Lord Brookman Labaye
Lord Browne of LadytonLabaye
Lord Campbell-Savours Lab (minister)aye
Lord Carter of ColesLab (minister)aye
Viscount Chandos Labaye
Lord Clinton-Davis Lab (minister)aye
Lord Collins of HighburyLabaye
Baroness Crawley Lab (minister)aye
Lord Davidson of Glen ClovaLab (minister)aye
Lord Davies of AbersochLabaye
Lord Davies of OldhamLab (minister)aye
Lord Davies of StamfordLabaye
Lord Desai Labaye
Lord Dixon Labaye
Baroness Donaghy Labaye
Baroness Drake Labaye
Lord Dubs Lab (minister)aye
Lord Elder Lab (minister)aye
Lord Evans of WatfordLabaye
Lord Falconer of ThorotonLab (minister)aye
Baroness Farrington of RibbletonLabaye
Lord Faulkner of WorcesterLab (minister)aye
Baroness Ford Labaye
Lord Foster of Bishop AucklandLabaye
Baroness Gale Lab (minister)aye
Lord Giddens Labaye
Lord Gilbert Labaye
Baroness Golding Labaye
Lord Goldsmith Lab (minister)aye
Lord Gordon of StrathblaneLab (minister)aye
Lord Grenfell Labaye
Lord Grocott Lab (minister)aye
Lord Harris of HaringeyLab (minister)aye
Lord Harrison Lab (minister)aye
Lord Hart of ChiltonLab (minister)aye
Lord Hattersley Labaye
Lord Haworth Labaye
Baroness Hayter of Kentish TownLabaye
Baroness Healy of Primrose HillLab (minister)aye
Lord Hollick Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Hollis of HeighamLab (minister)aye
Lord Howarth of NewportLabaye
Lord Hughes of WoodsideLabaye
Lord Hunt of Kings HeathLab (minister)aye
Lord Irvine of LairgLab (minister)aye
Baroness Jay of PaddingtonLab (minister)aye
Baroness Jones of WhitchurchLab (minister)aye
Lord Judd Lab (minister)aye
Lord Kennedy of SouthwarkLab (minister)aye
Baroness Kennedy of The ShawsLabaye
Lord Kestenbaum Labaye
Baroness Kingsmill Lab (minister)aye
Lord Kinnock Labaye
Baroness Kinnock of HolyheadLab (minister)aye
Lord Knight of WeymouthLab (minister)aye
Lord Layard Labaye
Lord Lea of CrondallLabaye
Baroness Liddell of CoatdykeLabaye
Lord Liddle Lab (minister)aye
Lord Macdonald of TradestonLab (minister)aye
Lord MacKenzie of CulkeinLabaye
Lord Mackenzie of FramwellgateLabaye
Baroness Mallalieu Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Massey of DarwenLab (minister)aye
Lord Maxton Lab (minister)aye
Lord McAvoy Lab (minister)aye
Baroness McDonagh Labaye
Lord McFall of AlcluithLabaye
Baroness McIntosh of HudnallLab (minister)aye
Lord McKenzie of LutonLab (minister)aye
Lord Mitchell Labaye
Baroness Morgan of DrefelinLab (minister)aye
Baroness Morgan of HuytonLabaye
Baroness Morris of YardleyLab (minister)aye
Lord Myners Labaye
Baroness Nye Labaye
Lord O'Neill of ClackmannanLab (minister)aye
Lord Parekh Labaye
Lord Pendry Labaye
Lord Ponsonby of ShulbredeLabaye
Lord Prescott Labaye
Baroness Prosser Labaye
Lord Radice Labaye
Baroness Ramsay of CartvaleLab (minister)aye
Lord Rea Lab (minister)aye
Lord Reid of CardowanLabaye
Lord Rooker Labaye
Lord Rosser Lab (minister)aye
Lord Rowlands Labaye
Baroness Royall of BlaisdonLab (minister)aye
Lord Sawyer Labaye
Baroness Scotland of AsthalLabaye
Lord Sewel Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Sherlock Labaye
Viscount Simon Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Smith of BasildonLab (minister)aye
Lord Smith of FinsburyLabaye
Lord Smith of LeighLabaye
Lord Soley Lab (minister)aye
Lord Stevenson of BalmacaraLab (minister)aye
Baroness Symons of Vernham DeanLab (minister)aye
Baroness Thornton Lab (minister)aye
Lord Touhig Labaye
Lord Triesman Lab (minister)aye
Lord Tunnicliffe Lab (minister)tellaye
Baroness Wall of New BarnetLab (minister)aye
Lord Warner Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Warwick of UndercliffeLabaye
Lord Watson of InvergowrieLabaye
Lord West of SpitheadLabaye
Baroness Wheeler Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Whitaker Labaye
Lord Whitty Labaye
Baroness Wilkins Lab (minister)aye
Lord Williams of ElvelLab (minister)aye
Lord Winston Lab (minister)aye
Lord Wood of AnfieldLabaye
Lord Woolmer of LeedsLabaye
Lord Young of Norwood GreenLab (minister)aye
Lord Addington LDemno
Lord Allan of HallamLDemno
Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-HamdonLDemno
Lord Avebury LDemno
Baroness Barker LDemno
Baroness Benjamin LDemno
Baroness Bonham-Carter of YarnburyLDemno
Lord Bradshaw LDemno
Baroness Brinton LDemno
Lord Burnett LDemno
Lord Carlile of BerriewLDem (front bench)no
Lord Chidgey LDemno
Lord Clement-Jones LDem (front bench)no
Lord Cotter LDemno
Lord Dholakia LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Doocey LDemno
Baroness Falkner of MargravineLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Garden of FrognalLDem (front bench)no
Lord German LDemno
The Earl of GlasgowLDemno
Lord Goodhart LDemno
Lord Greaves LDemno
Baroness Hamwee LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Harris of RichmondLDem (front bench)no
Lord Hussain LDemno
Baroness Hussein-Ece LDem (front bench)no
Lord Jacobs LDemno
Baroness Jolly LDemno
Lord Jones of CheltenhamLDemno
Lord Kirkwood of KirkhopeLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Kramer LDemno
Lord Lee of TraffordLDem (front bench)no
Lord Lester of Herne HillLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Linklater of ButterstoneLDemno
Lord Loomba LDemno
Lord Macdonald of River GlavenLDemno
Lord Maclennan of RogartLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Maddock LDem (front bench)no
Lord Marks of Henley-on-ThamesLDemno
Lord McNally LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDemno
Lord Newby LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemno
Baroness Northover LDem (front bench)no
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDemno
Lord Palmer of Childs HillLDemno
Baroness Parminter LDemno
Lord Phillips of SudburyLDemno
Baroness Randerson LDemno
Lord Razzall LDem (front bench)no
Lord Redesdale LDemno
Lord Rennard LDem (front bench)no
Lord Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)no
Lord Rodgers of Quarry BankLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Scott of Needham MarketLDemno
Lord Sharkey LDemno
Lord Sharman LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Sharp of GuildfordLDemno
Lord Shipley LDem (front bench)no
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDem (front bench)tellno
Lord Smith of CliftonLDem (front bench)no
Lord Stephen LDemno
Lord Stoneham of DroxfordLDemno
Lord Strasburger LDemno
Lord Taverne LDemno
Lord Taylor of Goss MoorLDemno
Lord Thomas of GresfordLDemno
Baroness Thomas of WinchesterLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Tonge LDem (front bench)no
Lord Tordoff LDemno
Lord Tyler LDem (front bench)no
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)no
Lord Wallace of TankernessLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Walmsley LDemno
Lord Watson of RichmondLDemno
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemno
Lord Empey UUPno

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