Lord Hain

Labour Peer

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Fixed Term Parliaments

Fixed Term Parliaments involve holding general elections on a regular basis, for example every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Without Fixed Term Parliaments a party with a majority had significant influence over the timing of a general election.

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Lord Hain generally voted against fixed periods between parliamentary elections

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Major votes

  • On 13 Jul 2011: Lord Hain was absent for a vote on Fixed Term Parliaments Bill — Clause 1 — Both Houses of Parliament to Approve General Election Date Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2011: Lord Hain voted against holding general elections on a regular basis every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Show vote
  • On 13 Sep 2010: Lord Hain was absent for a vote on Fixed-term Parliaments Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 23 Oct 2014: Lord Hain was absent for a vote on Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 Show vote
  • On 1 Dec 2010: Lord Hain voted in favour of exceptions from the five year fixed term of a parliament as well as to preserve the monarch's powers in relation determining when MPs meet in Parliament. Show vote

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