Income Tax — Abolition of 10% starting rate — 18 Mar 2008 at 21:41

Jo Swinson MP, East Dunbartonshire voted in the minority (No).

The majority of MPs voted to delete all references to the "starting rate" of taxation[1] in the Income Tax Act 2007.[2] This left only the "basic rate", whose limit was moved from £33,300[3] to £36,000 and the "higher rate" of income tax.

This change in taxation was mentioned in the April 2007 budget,[4] but questions about its consequences went unanswered.[5]

Two months after the April 2007 budget, a law which would have required the Government to produce an assessment of how any change in personal taxation would affect the different income groups was voted down by a majority of MPs.[6]

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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
Con0 168 (+2 tell)088.5%
DUP0 6066.7%
Ind1 0020.0%
Ind Con0 10100.0%
Lab302 (+2 tell) 0086.4%
LDem0 58092.1%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:304 242086.8%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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