A tied vote

Lord Norton

There was an interesting result in a division today on an amendment to the Wales Bill.  The vote was tied 222 to 222.  Where there is a tied vote, which occasionally happens, the Lord Speaker, or peer on the Woolsack, has no casting vote.  The rule that determines the outcome is straightforward.  There has to be a majority for a motion to be carried.  As there was no majority for the amendment, it was lost.

3 comments for “A tied vote

  1. 11/01/2017 at 9:36 pm

    Interesting in a “duellistic”

    “first past the post” horse-racing mobile-society “democracy”,

    an Anne-Robinsonian Pedagogic “Educational” 3-bullet-questions in a row “sudden death” decider;

    a similar “fair-play peace-building”
    soccer penalty ‘shoot-out’

    and a “world-exemplary ‘democracy’ “ping-pong” parliamentary system
    under a Non-Up-Date-able “Monarchic ” constitution …

    don’t you think ?

  2. 16/01/2017 at 7:07 pm

    In the month named for a two-faced god, in a chamber you call the second, there was a division (in two). The result was 222 to 222.
    Should we revisit this post on the 22? Perhaps of February?

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