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To give some background as to the how and why of this question, the answer lies as always in Erskine May. Paragraph 20.62 states: On a division being called, the Speaker or the committee Chair, as the case may be, gives the order ‘clear the lobby,’ the tellers' doors in both lobbies are locked, and the division bells are rung. After not more than two ...


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At the point in which Caroline Lucas won the seat in 2010, Brighton Pavilion had already developed into a 4 way marginal between Labour, the Conservatives, the Green and the Liberal Democrats. In the previous election in 2005 the respective vote shares were 31.5%, 23.9%, 21.9%, and 16.5% (note boundary changes make some of these figures less usefult than is ...


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If the Speaker is formerly a member of the party in government, as well as all the Deputy Speakers, won't that cause issues for the party in power? As they lose a few crucial votes which would have come from those members. The Speaker and the Deputy Speakers are drawn from opposing sides of the house such that the net effect of lost votes is 0 (I.E. both ...


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According to Parliament UK the Lords can delay a bill for a year, not a number of times of being bounced between the houses. Parliament Act 1949 The Parliament Act 1949 further reduced the Lords' delaying powers to one year. This is probably related to the rules that prevent the House of Commons from re-introducing a unchanged bill in the same session ...


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