According to this report on Thinking Anglicans, conservative catholics (not otherwise leaving the C of E for Rome) and conservative evangelicals in the C of E have assessed the new members of their GS re proposed legislation on women bishops. In a joint press release the statistical assessment is that 35.46% of laity will vote it down (only 34% is needed), and (thus far) 32.10% of clergy will vote it down. I assume a blockage from one house will be sufficient (?), but if the laity reality did not correspond to statistical prediction, then 1.8% further clergy votes are needed. Just one more clergyperson. Except all would agree, surely, that the extra clergyperson will not be female, so JUST one more man required.
Who will this man be?
I am sure Ruth Gledhill is investigatively searching for him even as you read this :).
There could be another thought here. A crisis of conscience could strike the putative lay and/or clergy voters. "Should this legislation fail on the basis that it fell short of a two-thirds majority by a whisker? Let me not be that whisker! I will vote in favour."
Have our press releasers thought of that, I wonder!