Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) Bill [HL] (HL Bill 6)

A

BILL

TO

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

B e 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 membership from voting in elections
to the House of Commons.

2 5Extent, commencement and short title

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

(2) This Act comes into force at the end of the period of twelve months beginning
with the day on which it is passed.

(3) This Act may be cited as the Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) Act 2020.