House of Lords Act: Hereditary Peers Byelection, March 2007

After the death of Lord Mowbray and Stourton on 12th December 2006, the vacant seat was filled at a byelection held on 5th and 6th March 2007. As Lord Mowbray and Stourton had been one of the peers elected by the Conservative hereditary peers, the electorate consisted of the other Conservative elected hereditary peers. This included the 41 hereditary peers elected under the House of Lords Act 1999 in the Conservative Party group, and 6 elected as office-holders by the House as a whole. All told, there were therefore 47 people eligible to vote, of whom 43 cast votes.

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 43 confirmed candidates, of whom 31 received no first preference votes at all.

CandidateIElim.IIElim.IIIElim.IVElim.VElim.VI
Earl Alexander of Tunis
Lord Birdwood
Earl Cathcart
Lord Chesham
Lord De Ramsey
Earl of Iveagh
Lord Margadale
Lord Rathcavan
Earl of Stockton
Viscount Torrington
Viscount Weir
Viscount Younger of Leckie

Not transferrable
1
1
10
1
3
1
1
4
6
2
1
12
-1
-1
+1
-1

-1
-1


+2
-1
+1
-
-
11
-
3
-
-
4
6
4
2
13









+2
-2
-
-
11
-
3
-
-
4
6
6
-
13


+1

-3



+1


+1
-
-
12
-
-
-
-
4
7
6
-
14







-4
+2
+1

+1
-
-
12
-
-
-
-
-
9
7
-
15


+4





+2
-7

+1
-
-
16
-
-
-
-
-
11
-
-
16
CandidateVIElim.VII
Earl Alexander of Tunis
Lord Birdwood
Earl Cathcart
Lord Chesham
Lord De Ramsey
Earl of Iveagh
Lord Margadale
Lord Rathcavan
Earl of Stockton
Viscount Torrington
Viscount Weir
Viscount Younger of Leckie

Not transferrable
-
-
16
-
-
-
-
-
11
-
-
16


+5





-11


+1

+5
-
-
21
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17

5

Candidates who obtained no first preference votes

Lord Abinger
Viscount Addison
Lord Annaly
Lord Ashbourne
Lord Biddulph
Lord Cadman
Lord Darling
Lord Gainford
Viscount Gormanston
Lord Harlech
Viscount Hill
Viscount Hood
Lord Killearn
Earl of Kinnoull
Viscount Massereene and Ferrard
Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
Lord Morris
Lord Newall
Lord Ogmore
Lord Oranmore and Browne
Lord Pender
Lord Polwarth
Lord Poole
Lord Rowallan
Lord Seaford
Lord Sudeley
Lord Swansea
Earl of Swinton
Lord Terrington
Lord Vivian
Earl of Woolton

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