Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) Bill [HL] 2017-19

make provision for Members of the House of Lords to vote in elections to the House of Commons

Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)

What is this Bill?

The Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) was a Lords Private Members' Bill tabled by Karen Lee.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill is not under active consideration by Parliament, as it was introduced during the previous 2017-19 Session.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an Member of the House of Lords (Karen Lee), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

Lords Private Members' Bills can be tabled by any member, at any time during the Session. A number of Lords may win ballot slots to receive precedence in the Lords.

So is this going to become a law?

No. This Bill did not complete it's passage before the Session completed and is no longer before Parliament. However, it may have been re-introduced under a similar name in a subsequent Session.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Sponsor: Karen Lee

Official Bill Page Initial Library Notes Ministerial Extracts from Debates

Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: Friday 19th July 2019 - 2nd reading: House of Lords

Bill Progession through Parliament

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