New Clause 6 Challenging election results

Part of Electoral Administration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:30 pm ar 22 Tachwedd 2005.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Edward O'Hara Edward O'Hara Llafur, Knowsley South 12:30, 22 Tachwedd 2005

I, too, express my appreciation to the Committee for the courtesy and good humour with which the proceedings have been conducted. There has been the odd case of exasperation, as well as a slightly heated exchange earlier today. Generally, however, our proceedings have been courteous, good tempered and consensual.

There is an old saying about elections to the effect that if only half the electorate votes, one side or the other will say that it was the wrong half. Let us hope that the Bill has consigned such remarks to the dustbin.