House of Lords Act: Hereditary Peers Byelection, March 2003

After the death of the Viscount of Oxfuird on 3rd January 2003, the vacant seat was filled at a byelection held on 25th and 25th March 2003. As the Viscount of Oxfuird had been one of the 15 peers elected by the whole House as office-holders, the electorate was the whole House of Lords. This included the hereditary peers elected under the House of Lords Act 1999, but not including peers on leave of absence or those who had not taken the oath. All told, there were 661 people eligible to vote, of whom 426 cast votes; 3 ballot papers were spoilt.

The election was conducted using the Alternative Vote system. Hereditary Peers who wished to stand for election had previously registered with the Clerk of the Parliaments, but had to confirm that they were interested in standing for this vacancy. There were 81 confirmed candidates, of whom 37 received no first preference votes at all. In a slight variant on the normal rules of Alternative Vote elections, candidates who had the lowest remaining total were eliminated in alphabetical order and so there were 42 stages; but for simplicity I have rolled all the eliminations of candidates who were tied in votes into a single stage.

CandidatePartyIElim.IIElim.IIIElim.IVElim.VElim.VIElim.VII
Viscount Addison
Lord Ashbourne
Lord Birdwood
Lord Birkett
Viscount Brentford
Earl Cairns
Earl of Carlisle
Earl Cathcart
Earl of Clancarty
Earl of Cranbrook
Earl of Cromer
Lord De Mauley
Lord De Ramsey
Viscount Eccles
Earl of Effingham
Lord Gladwyn
Earl of Glasgow
Lord Grantchester
Lord Gray
Viscount Hood
Earl of Iveagh
Lord Kennet
Earl of Kinnoull
Earl of Kintore
Lord Lawrence
Lord Meston
Lord Monkswell
Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
Lord Morris
Lord Napier of Magdãla
Lord Norrie
Lord Pender
Lord Poole
Lord Rathcavan
Lord Rowallan
Earl of Stockton MEP
Lord Strathcarron
Earl of Swinton
Lord Teynham
Viscount Torrington
Viscount Trenchard
Viscount Ullswater
Lord Vaux of Harrowden
Viscount Weir

Not transferrable
C

C
XB
C
XB
L Dem
C
XB
C
XB

C
C
XB
XB
L Dem
Lab
C
C
XB

C
XB
XB
XB
Lab
XB
C
XB
C
C
C
XB
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
3
1
3
1
8
4
3
9
10
5
1
2
4
31
6
1
3
57
2
2
5
2
2
1
1
39
26
46
1
1
8
1
1
13
1
6
1
1
1
1
10
86
3
10

-1

-1


+1
+1
+2
+2
-1


+1

-1

+1




+1
-1
-1
+1


-1
-1

-1
-1

-1

-1
-1
-1
-1
+1
+3

+1
3

3

8
4
4
10
12
7

2
4
32
6

3
58
2
2
5
2
3


40
26
46


8


13

6




11
89
3
11











-2
+1
+1



+1
-2
-2

-2




+1








+1




+2




+1
3

3

8
4
4
10
12
7


5
33
6

3
59


5

3


40
27
46


8


13

7




13
89
3
11

1
-3

-3

+1

+1


+1



+1


-3





-3


+2




+2




+1




+1
+2
-3
+1

+2




9
4
5
10
12
8


5
34
6


59


5




42
27
46


10


13

8




14
91

12

3





-4







+1













+2







+1




9

5
10
12
8


5
35
6


59


5




42
27
48


10


13

9




14
91

12

3






-5
+1
+1



-5
+2






-5




+2

+1


+1









+1
+3



+2




9


11
13
9



37
6


59







44
27
49


11


13

9




15
94

12

5








+1





-6











+1






+1







+1



+2




9


11
14
9



37



59







44
28
49


11


14

9




15
95

12

7

CandidatePartyVIIElim.VIIIElim.IXElim.XElim.XIElim.XIIElim.XIII
Viscount Addison
Lord Ashbourne
Lord Birdwood
Lord Birkett
Viscount Brentford
Earl Cairns
Earl of Carlisle
Earl Cathcart
Earl of Clancarty
Earl of Cranbrook
Earl of Cromer
Lord De Mauley
Lord De Ramsey
Viscount Eccles
Earl of Effingham
Lord Gladwyn
Earl of Glasgow
Lord Grantchester
Lord Gray
Viscount Hood
Earl of Iveagh
Lord Kennet
Earl of Kinnoull
Earl of Kintore
Lord Lawrence
Lord Meston
Lord Monkswell
Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
Lord Morris
Lord Napier of Magdãla
Lord Norrie
Lord Pender
Lord Poole
Lord Rathcavan
Lord Rowallan
Earl of Stockton MEP
Lord Strathcarron
Earl of Swinton
Lord Teynham
Viscount Torrington
Viscount Trenchard
Viscount Ullswater
Lord Vaux of Harrowden
Viscount Weir

Not transferrable
C

C
XB
C
XB
L Dem
C
XB
C
XB

C
C
XB
XB
L Dem
Lab
C
C
XB

C
XB
XB
XB
Lab
XB
C
XB
C
C
C
XB
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C




9


11
14
9



37



59







44
28
49


11


14

9




15
95

12

7




-9


+1
+2
-9



+4













+4







-9




+3
+6



+7







12
16




41



59







44
28
53


11


14






18
101

12

14








+1




+2



+1







+1

+1


-11









+1
+2

+1

+1







12
17




43



60







45
28
54





14






19
103

13

15







-12





+1













+2












+3
+6








17




44



60







45
28
56





14






22
109

13

15













+2



+1








+1













+3
+2

-13

+4








17




46



61







45
29
56





14






25
111



19













+1



+1









+5





-14






+1
+3



+3








17




47



62







45
29
61












26
114



22








-17




+1



+2







+3
+2
+2












+1
+2



+4













48



64







48
31
63












27
116



26

CandidatePartyXIIIElim.XIVElim.XVElim.XVIElim.XVIIElim.XVIII
Viscount Addison
Lord Ashbourne
Lord Birdwood
Lord Birkett
Viscount Brentford
Earl Cairns
Earl of Carlisle
Earl Cathcart
Earl of Clancarty
Earl of Cranbrook
Earl of Cromer
Lord De Mauley
Lord De Ramsey
Viscount Eccles
Earl of Effingham
Lord Gladwyn
Earl of Glasgow
Lord Grantchester
Lord Gray
Viscount Hood
Earl of Iveagh
Lord Kennet
Earl of Kinnoull
Earl of Kintore
Lord Lawrence
Lord Meston
Lord Monkswell
Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
Lord Morris
Lord Napier of Magdãla
Lord Norrie
Lord Pender
Lord Poole
Lord Rathcavan
Lord Rowallan
Earl of Stockton MEP
Lord Strathcarron
Earl of Swinton
Lord Teynham
Viscount Torrington
Viscount Trenchard
Viscount Ullswater
Lord Vaux of Harrowden
Viscount Weir

Not transferrable
C

C
XB
C
XB
L Dem
C
XB
C
XB

C
C
XB
XB
L Dem
Lab
C
C
XB

C
XB
XB
XB
Lab
XB
C
XB
C
C
C
XB
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C













48



64







48
31
63












27
116



26













+5



+1









+3












-27
+7



+11













53



65







48
31
66













123



37

















+18








-31
+2

















+11













53



83







48

68













123



48













+2



+9







-48

+12













+4



+21













55



92









80













127



69













-55



+1









+15













+17



+22

















93









95













144



91

















-93









+21













+7



+65



























116













151



156

Candidates who obtained no first preference votes

Lord Biddulph (C)
Lord Cadman
Lord Calverley
Lord Carew (C)
Lord Chesham (C)
Lord Clifford of Chudleigh (XB)
Earl Cowley (C)
Lord Cromwell (XB)
Earl of Drogheda (XB)
Earl of Enniskillen (XB)
Viscount Gage (C)
Lord Gainford (C)
Lord Glanusk (C)
Lord Herbert (C)
Lord Hindlip (C)
Lord HolmPatrick
Lord Kenilworth (C)
Lord Killearn (C)
Earl of Kimberley (XB)
Earl of Lauderdale (C)
Viscount Leathers (XB)
Lord Macpherson of Drumochter (C)
Viscount Massereene and Ferrard (XB)
Viscount Melville (C)
Lord Mereworth
Lord Milford (XB)
Lord Milverton (C)
Lord Monk Bretton (C)
Lord Newall (C)
Lord Renwick (C)
Viscount Samuel (XB)
Lord Sempill (C)
Earl of Shannon (XB)
Duke of Somerset (XB)
Lord Sudeley (XB)
Lord Terrington (C)
Lord Tryon (XB)

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