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The Constitution Unit at UCL has just produced some analysis of how their Lordships voted on their own future.

Key points include:
* There was a very clear majority in all groups in the Lords, except the Liberal Democrats, for an all-appointed House
* There was a clear majority in all groups against a 50% or 60% elected House
* Only 26 Labour peers (one in five of those voting) supported Jack Straw’s original position of a 50% elected House
* Only 22 Conservative peers (one in six of those voting) supported David Cameron’s position of an 80% elected House. This was also rejected by a comfortable majority of Labour peers
* Labour peers split 83/60 against an all elected House.