David Clelland

Former Labour MP for Tyne Bridge

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

David Clelland almost always voted for 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.

Major votes

  • On 7 Mar 2007: David Clelland voted yes on House of Lords Reform — Remove Hereditary Places Show vote
  • On 8 Jul 2003: David Clelland voted yes on House of Lords Reform — Exclusion of remaining Hereditary Peers Show vote
  • On 16 Mar 1999: David Clelland acted as teller for a vote on House of Lords Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 2 Feb 1999: David Clelland voted yes on House of Lords Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Scoring Agreements

Agreements are when Parliament takes a decision without holding a vote.

This does not necessarily mean universal approval, but does mean there were no (or few) objections made to the decision being made.

No scoring agreements are part of this policy while this member was elected.

Minor votes

  • On 10 Nov 1999: David Clelland voted yes on House of Lords Bill — Exceptions from the rule that hereditary peers should be abolished Show vote
  • On 16 Feb 1999: David Clelland 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: David Clelland was absent for a vote on House of Lords Bill — Exclusion of hereditary peers from voting — rejected Show vote
  • On 2 Feb 1999: David Clelland voted no on House of Lords Bill — Decline to give a Second Reading — rejected Show vote

Informative Agreements

Agreements are when Parliament takes a decision without holding a vote.

This does not necessarily mean universal approval, but does mean there were no (or few) objections made to the decision being made.

No informative agreements are part of this policy while this member was elected.

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