Sir David Amess

Former Conservative MP for Southend West

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Removing Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords

There have been votes in Parliament on the removal of the hereditary peers from the House of Lords.

Photo: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

Sir David Amess almost always voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords:

  • On 19 Oct 2016: Sir David Amess voted in favour of having fewer MPs but against reducing the number of members of the House of Lords. Show vote
  • On 10 Jul 2012: Sir David Amess voted against proposed reforms of the House of Lords including the introduction of 15 year terms for most members and an elected element. Show vote
  • On 23 Jun 2011: Sir David Amess voted to establish a Joint Committee of MPs and Members of the House of Lords to consider proposals to reform the House of Lords Show vote
  • On 7 Mar 2007: Sir David Amess voted no on House of Lords Reform — Remove Hereditary Places Show vote
  • On 8 Jul 2003: Sir David Amess voted no on House of Lords Reform — Exclusion of remaining Hereditary Peers Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 1999: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on House of Lords Bill — Exceptions from the rule that hereditary peers should be abolished Show vote
  • On 16 Mar 1999: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on House of Lords Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 16 Feb 1999: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on House of Lords Bill — Hereditary peers to be elected by House of Lords members — rejected Show vote
  • On 15 Feb 1999: Sir David Amess voted yes on House of Lords Bill — Exclusion of hereditary peers from voting — rejected Show vote
  • On 2 Feb 1999: Sir David Amess voted yes on House of Lords Bill — Decline to give a Second Reading — rejected Show vote
  • On 2 Feb 1999: Sir David Amess voted no on House of Lords Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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