Parliamentary Constituencies Bill — After Clause 5 — Electorate per Constituency — 10 Nov 2020 at 17:30
The majority of MPs voted not to allow greater variation in the number of electors in each Parliamentary constituency.
MPs were considering the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 7
Lords amendment 7 proposed a new clause titled: Electorate per constituency which stated:
- (1) Rule 2(1) of Schedule 2 to the 1986 Act (electorate per constituency) is amended as follows.
- (2) In paragraph (a), for “95%” substitute “92.5%”.
- (3) In paragraph (b), for “105%” substitute “107.5%”.”
The rejected clause would have amended the Paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986.
The clause set the upper and lower bounds of the number of electors permitted in any constituency with reference to the average number of electors per constituency, excluding the 5 special cases for "protected constituencies".
-  Parliament's webpage on the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Amendment sheet containing Lords amendment 1, October 2020, Parliament.uk
-  Clause 1 of the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill, as introduced to the House of Lords, 15 July 2020, Parliament.uk
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||343 (+2 tell)||0||0||94.8%|
|Lab||0||190 (+2 tell)||0||96.0%|