Orders of the Day — New Clause 4 — Income tax rates — 1 Jul 2008 at 18:15
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
The Majority of MPs voted against a new clause from being added to the Finance Bill 2008.
Specifically, this clause would have required the Chancellor of the Exchequer to tell the Commons what measures were being taken, or were intended to be taken, to help those who would have a net increase in income tax payable as a result of the Act being passed. One of the most contentious issues concerned the abolition of the 10p starting rate for income tax. (See this article for more detail on this issue.)
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||153 (+2 tell)||0||80.7%|
|Lab||302 (+2 tell)||0||0||86.9%|