Income Tax — Abolition of starting and savings rates and creation of starting rate for savings — 28 Apr 2008 at 22:00

John Gummer MP, Suffolk Coastal voted in the minority (No).

The majority of MPs voted to keep the clause in the Finance Bill 2008 abolishing the 10% starting rate of income tax, among other things.[1]

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).

*[1] Finance Bill Clause 3

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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 181 (+2 tell)095.3%
DUP0 5055.6%
Ind0 4080.0%
Lab304 (+2 tell) 0087.2%
LDem0 61096.8%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 60100.0%
UKIP0 10100.0%
Total:304 262090.0%

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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