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Hereditary Peers: By-elections

Question for The Senior Deputy Speaker

UIN HL13101, tabled on 24 January 2019

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the percentage turnout of voters in each of the whole House hereditary peer by-elections.

Answered on

29 January 2019

Since the system of hereditary peer by-elections began there have been eight such by-elections where all members of the House have been eligible to vote. The percentage turnout of voters in each by-election was as follows:

Date of election

Departed Peer

Elected Peer

Percentage of electorate who voted

27-Mar-03

Oxfuird, V.

Ullswater, V.

63.99%

23-Mar-05

Aberdare, L.

Eccles, V.

50.65%

23-Mar-11

Strabolgi, L.

Hanworth, V.

53.83%

20-Jul-11

Ampthill, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

40.70%

17-Jul-13

Reay, L.

Borwick, L.

44.35%

22-Oct-14

Methuen, L.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

36.46%

27-Mar-17

Lyell, L.

Colgrain, L.

43.08%

23-Jan-19

Skelmersdale, L.

Reay, L.

32.99%