Communications Allowance — Welcoming the principle — 1 Nov 2006 at 18:25

Nick Herbert MP, Arundel and South Downs voted in the minority (No).

The Majority voted for the motion:

This House welcomes the principle of establishing, from 1st April 2007, a separate Allowance for Members of Parliament to assist in the work of communicating with the public on parliamentary business and instructs the Members Estimate Committee[1] to prepare a detailed proposal for such an allowance.

The full debate and vote establishing the Communications Allowance was held shortly before it came into force.[2]

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con3 147 (+2 tell)077.6%
DUP0 1011.1%
Ind0 20100.0%
Lab269 (+2 tell) 10079.8%
LDem18 34082.5%
PC0 2066.7%
SNP0 3050.0%
UUP0 10100.0%
Total:290 200078.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mark FieldCities of London and WestminsterCon (front bench)aye
Andrew PellingCroydon Centralwhilst Conaye
Bob SpinkCastle Pointwhilst Conaye
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLabno
David ClellandTyne BridgeLabno
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabno
Frank FieldBirkenheadLabno
David HeyesAshton-under-LyneLabno
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabno
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Chris MullinSunderland SouthLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno
Jon TrickettHemsworthLabno
Danny AlexanderInverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyLDem (front bench)aye
Paul BurstowSutton and CheamLDem (front bench)aye
Lorely BurtSolihullLDem (front bench)aye
Vincent CableTwickenhamLDem (front bench)aye
Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDem (front bench)aye
Don FosterBathLDem (front bench)aye
Mike HancockPortsmouth SouthLDemaye
Nick HarveyNorth DevonLDem (front bench)aye
Mark HunterCheadleLDem (front bench)aye
Charles KennedyRoss, Skye and LochaberLDemaye
Susan KramerRichmond ParkLDem (front bench)aye
Michael MooreBerwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkLDem (front bench)aye
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDem (front bench)aye
Alan ReidArgyll and ButeLDem (front bench)aye
Dan RogersonNorth CornwallLDem (front bench)aye
John ThursoCaithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLDemaye
Stephen WilliamsBristol WestLDem (front bench)aye
Richard Younger-RossTeignbridgeLDemaye

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