Income Tax — Mitigation of abolition of 10% starting rate — rejected — 28 Apr 2008 at 22:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
The abolition of the 10p rate for the lowest earners had been announced in the 2007 budget, along with a surprise 2p cut in the basic rate of income tax to 20p in the pound but there was concern that this would severely effect those on the lowest incomes. (See here for more detail).* Finance Bill Abolition of starting and savings rates and creation of starting rate for savings, 27 March 2008
* Phillip Hammond MP, House of Commons, 28 April 2008
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||182 (+2 tell)||0||95.8%|
|Lab||306 (+2 tell)||0||1||88.0%|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab (minister)||both|