Votes: Hereditary Peers (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill

On 23rd March 2018 the House of Lords considered the House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] in committee. This was a Private Member’s Bill. Two votes were taken on amendments to the Bill and the Bishop of Peterborough took part:

House of Lords Division Lobby

Lord Trefgarne moved, as an amendment to the motion that the House do now resolve itself into a Committee on the bill, at end to insert “but regrets that the bill is proceeding notwithstanding that the recommendations set out in the report of the Lord Speaker’s committee on the size of the House have not yet been implemented.” The House divided:

Contents: 2 | Not Contents: 129 | Result: N/A

The Bishop of Peterborough voted Not Content


Lord Trefgarne moved amendment 10, in clause 1, page 1, line 4, to 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.””

Contents: 20 | Not Contents: 111 | Result: N/A

The Bishop of Peterborough voted Not Content