Voting in the House of Lords

Voting the House of Lords is a physical process.

When a vote – or ‘division’ – is called Peers literally divide into two groups, those in favour (Contents) and those against (Not-Contents).

Tellers are appointed for either side and peers proceed into one of two lobbies on either side of the Main House of Commons.

There is a lobby for the Contents, and a lobby for the Non Contents.  Peers are counted on exiting.

Unlike the Commons, the chair does not have a casting vote and may vote in all divisions.