Thursday 18 July 2013


In the by-election following the death of the Lord Reay, a total of 334 valid votes were cast. There were 2 spoilt ballot papers. All current members of the House, a total of 753 peers, were eligible to vote. Of the 23 candidates, 19 received one or more first-preference votes. After 16 transfers of votes, the voting for the final 3 candidates was as follows:

Lord Borwick 160

Viscount Hailsham 129

Earl of Stockton 61

The successful candidate was therefore Lord Borwick.

Full results here

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