House of Lords Reform Bill — Second Reading — 10 Jul 2012 at 21:51
David Ruffley MP, Bury St Edmunds voted against proposed reforms of the House of Lords including the introduction of 15 year terms for most members and an elected element.
The majority of MPs voted in favour of giving the House of Lords Reform Bill its second reading; expressing support for the general principles of the bill and allowing it to continue on its path to becoming law.
The key areas of the Bill as listed on its page on Parliament's webpage were given as:
- most members will serve non-renewable 15 year terms
- semi-open list elections for large regional seats in mainland Great Britain
- Single Transferable Vote system for Northern Ireland
- Members will be able to resign, and may be expelled or suspended
- pay and allowances will be set by IPSA, with pay being related to the participation of the Member in the work of the House
- the Parliament Acts will still apply to the reformed House of Lords.
House of Lords Reform was included in the 2010 coalition agreement.
The Bill was subsequently withdrawn.
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 are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||193 (+1 tell)||89 (+2 tell)||0||93.1%|
|LDem||53 (+1 tell)||0||0||94.7%|