Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) Bill (HL Bill 16)

A

BILL

TO

Make provision for members of the House of Lords to vote at elections to the
House of Commons.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Voting at elections to the House of Commons

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a Member of the House of Lords
shall not be disqualified by virtue of that post from voting at elections to the
House of Commons.

2 5Short title, commencement and extent

(1) This Act shall come into force twelve months after the day on which it is
passed.

(2) This Act extends to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(3) This Act may be cited as the Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) Act 2012.