HL Deb 29 October 1999 vol 606 c510

1.3 p.m.

The Clerk of the Parliaments

My Lords, with the leave of the House, I will now announce the results of the election of 15 hereditary Peers ready to serve as Deputy Speakers or other office holders, in accordance with the provisions of the House of Lords Bill and Standing Order 9.

Six hundred and thirty-one Peers completed valid ballot papers. A paper setting out the complete results will be available in the Printed Paper Office and the Library when I sit down. That paper gives the names of the successful candidates and the unsuccessful candidates, with the number of votes cast for each.

At the election held on 27th and 28th October the following candidates have been elected:

Candidate Votes
C. Mar 570
L. Strabolgi 558
L. Elton 558
L. Lyell 547
L. Skelmersdale 544
L. Aberdare 530
L. Brougham and Vaux 525
V. Falkland 519
L. Colwyn 488
V. Oxfuird 482
L. Reay 471
L. Geddes 461
V. Simon 453
L. Methuen 421
L. Ampthill 418
The tie between Lord Strabolgi and Lord Elton was resolved by taking into account voters' preferences, which puts Lord Strabolgi ahead of Lord Elton on that basis.