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Hereditary Peers: By-elections

Question for The Senior Deputy Speaker

UIN HL2681, tabled on 17 March 2020

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answers by the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) on 4 July 2018 (HL8851) and 18 July 2018 (HL9279), what hereditary peer by-elections have taken place under the terms of the House of Lords Act 1999 since the retirement of the Earl Baldwin of Bewdley on 9 May 2018; and in each of those by-elections, how many (1) candidates, and (2) electors, there were; and what was (a) the number of votes cast for the winning candidate, and (b) the percentage of the electorate who voted, in each case.

Answered on

24 March 2020

Since the retirement of Earl Baldwin of Bewdley there have been hereditary peer by-elections held following the deaths of Viscount Slim and Lord Skelmersdale and the retirements of Lord Northbourne and Lord Glentoran. The details of each by-election are as follows:

Vacancy created by

Number of candidates

Number of electors

Number of votes cast for winner

Turnout

Full details

Lord Glentoran

11

47

26

91.48%

https://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-information-office/2018/Hereditary-peers-by-election-result-(Glentoran).pdf

Lord Northbourne

11

31

14

93.54%

https://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-information-office/2018/Result-by-election-28-11-18.pdf

Lord Skelmersdale

16

785

110

32.99%

https://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-information-office/2019/Result-by-election-23-01-19.pdf

Viscount Slim

14

31

18

90.32%

https://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-information-office/2019/Result-by-election-27-03-19.pdf