Debates between Lord Moore of Etchingham and Baroness Hayman of Ullock during the 2019 Parliament

Wed 23rd Mar 2022
Elections Bill
Lords Chamber

Lords Hansard - Part 1 & Committee stage: Part 1

Elections Bill

Debate between Lord Moore of Etchingham and Baroness Hayman of Ullock
Lord Moore of Etchingham Portrait Lord Moore of Etchingham (Non-Afl)
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My Lords, I have been affected by the debate this evening. I was intending to speak—if I was going to speak at all—in a rather different way, because I have anxieties about the way that the Government introduced this legislation, at the point when they brought in all the material about the form of election. But I have been stirred by the other side of the argument, because something that I feared has definitely now come about: the people arguing against the Bill are really trying to bring back proportional representation, as a much wider piece of argument, into the whole of our public life and our electoral system—

Baroness Hayman of Ullock Portrait Baroness Hayman of Ullock (Lab)
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I did not argue in my speech for bringing proportional representation forward at all.

Lord Moore of Etchingham Portrait Lord Moore of Etchingham (Non-Afl)
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I thank the noble Baroness for that and accept what she says. I am thinking more widely of the debate—