House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] — Committee — 23 Mar 2018 at 12:15

Moved by The Earl of Caithness

1: Before Clause 1, insert the following new Clause-“OverviewThis Act amends section 2 of the House of Lords Act 1999 to end the process of by-elections for hereditary peers, thereby making the House of Lords a wholly appointed Second Chamber.”

Moved by Lord Trefgarne

2: Clause 1, page 1, line 2, leave out subsection (1) and insert-“(1) The House of Lords Act 1999 is amended as follows.”

Moved by Lord Trefgarne

6: Clause 1, page 1, line 4, leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert-“(2) In section 2, after subsection (4) insert-“(4A) Standing Orders relating to the filling of vacancies must provide that any party or group specified in the Standing Orders need not take up its entitlement to fill any vacancy among the people excepted from section 1, and that in this event the vacancy will be allocated to one of the other parties or groups specified in the Standing Orders, by a method specified in the Standing Orders, for that party or group to fill.””

Moved by The Earl of Caithness

10: Clause 1, page 1, line 4, leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert-“(2) In section 2, after subsection (4) insert-“(4A) Standing Orders must provide that any vacancy must be open to any hereditary peer, and that the method used for the by-election to fill that vacancy, including the electors eligible to vote, must not be based on any party political affiliation.””

Ayes 20, Noes 111.

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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 (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop1 03.7%
Con13 16 (+2 tell)11.3%
Crossbench14 28.5%
Independent Liberal Democrat1 0100.0%
Judge1 06.7%
Lab53 (+2 tell) 025.0%
LDem23 021.3%
Non-affiliated3 010.0%
Total:109 1815.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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

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NamePartyVote
Lord Balfe Con (front bench)no
Lord Cormack Con (front bench)no
Lord Forsyth of DrumleanCon (front bench)no
Lord Goodlad Con (front bench)no
Lord Hayward Conno
Lord Lamont of LerwickCon (front bench)no
Lord Mackay of ClashfernCon (front bench)no
Lord McColl of DulwichConno
Lord Naseby Con (front bench)no
Baroness O'Cathain Con (front bench)no
Lord Sheikh Conno
Lord Sherbourne of DidsburyCon (front bench)no
Baroness Wheatcroft Conno
The Earl of ErrollCrossbenchaye
Lord Thurlow Crossbench (front bench)aye

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