MPs' salaries — Increase with Public Sector Earnings Index — rejected — 3 Jul 2008 at 15:05

Gwyn Prosser MP, Dover voted in the minority (Aye).

The majority of MPs voted against the motion:[1]

  • This House notes Sir John Baker's Review of Parliamentary Pay and Allowances (Cm 7416), and is of the opinion that the recommendations in the Review for the annual salary of a Member of this House to be increased by reference to a linkage to the Public Sector Average Earnings Index combined with regular reviews of the salary and the link should be implemented, such that--
  • from 1st April 2008 and from 1st April of each subsequent year a Member's salary should be increased by the percentage increase in the 3 month average Public Sector Average Earnings Index for January of that year relative to the figure for January of the previous year;
  • the SSRB should conduct a review of Members' salaries in the first year of each new Parliament unless such a review has taken place within the preceding two years;
  • an additional salary payable to a Member under Resolutions of this House in respect of service as a chairman of select or general committees should be changed by the same percentage and from the same time as the salary of a Member.

An alternative motion proposed which substituted highlighted section with:[2]

  • ... by an uprating formula which increases the salary by a percentage equal to the median of relevant increases for the following public sector groups:
  • senior military,
  • holders of judicial office,
  • very senior NHS managers,
  • doctors and dentists,
  • the Prison Service,
  • NHS staff,
  • school teachers,
  • the Armed Forces,
  • police officers,
  • Local Government;
  • non-Senior Civil Service staff in each of the Department for Work and Pensions, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office; and
  • the Senior Civil Service;

A vote was called for this new motion, but since no Tellers were put forward, the Speaker declared that the Ayes had it without completing the vote.[3]

The reasoning behind using this cluster of values is given here.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con35 48043.2%
Ind1 1040.0%
Lab165 (+2 tell) 68067.1%
LDem14 21 (+2 tell)058.7%
SNP0 2033.3%
UKIP0 01100.0%
Total:215 140158.3%

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
Julian BrazierCanterburyCon (front bench)no
Alistair BurtNorth East BedfordshireCon (front bench)no
David CameronWitneyCon (front bench)no
Philip DunneLudlowConno
Michael FallonSevenoaksConno
Liam FoxWoodspringCon (front bench)no
Mark FrancoisRayleighCon (front bench)no
Cheryl GillanChesham and AmershamCon (front bench)no
Robert GoodwillScarborough and WhitbyCon (front bench)no
Michael GoveSurrey HeathCon (front bench)no
Chris GraylingEpsom and EwellCon (front bench)no
Justine GreeningPutneyCon (front bench)no
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldCon (front bench)no
William HagueRichmond (Yorks)Con (front bench)no
Philip HammondRunnymede and WeybridgeCon (front bench)no
Stephen HammondWimbledonCon (front bench)no
Greg HandsHammersmith and FulhamConno
Nick HerbertArundel and South DownsCon (front bench)no
Michael HowardFolkestone and HytheConno
Mark LancasterNorth East Milton KeynesCon (front bench)no
Andrew LansleySouth CambridgeshireCon (front bench)no
Oliver LetwinWest DorsetCon (front bench)no
David LidingtonAylesburyCon (front bench)no
Francis MaudeHorshamCon (front bench)no
Theresa MayMaidenheadCon (front bench)no
Patrick McLoughlinWest DerbyshireCon (front bench)no
Andrew MitchellSutton ColdfieldCon (front bench)no
George OsborneTattonCon (front bench)no
John RandallUxbridgeCon (front bench)no
Malcolm RifkindKensington and ChelseaConno
Andrew SelousSouth West BedfordshireCon (front bench)no
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)no
Shailesh VaraNorth West CambridgeshireCon (front bench)no
David WillettsHavantCon (front bench)no
George YoungNorth West HampshireConno
Nick AingerCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireLabaye
Graham AllenNottingham NorthLabaye
Janet AndersonRossendale and DarwenLabaye
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLabaye
Hugh BayleyCity of YorkLabaye
Clive BettsSheffield, AttercliffeLabaye
Colin BurgonElmetLabaye
Dawn ButlerBrent SouthLabaye
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabaye
Ben ChapmanWirral SouthLabaye
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabaye
David ClellandTyne BridgeLabaye
Ann ClwydCynon ValleyLabaye
Michael ConnartyLinlithgow and East FalkirkLabaye
Ann CryerKeighleyLabaye
Ian DavidsonGlasgow South WestLabaye
Quentin DaviesGrantham and Stamfordwhilst Labaye
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabaye
Brian H DonohoeCentral AyrshireLabaye
Jim DowdLewisham WestLabaye
Bill EtheringtonSunderland NorthLabaye
Paul FarrellyNewcastle-under-LymeLabaye
Mike GapesIlford SouthLabaye
Nigel GriffithsEdinburgh SouthLabaye
Mike HallWeaver ValeLabaye
David HamiltonMidlothianLabaye
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabaye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabaye
Jimmy HoodLanark and Hamilton EastLabaye
George HowarthKnowsley North and Sefton EastLabaye
Joan HumbleBlackpool North and FleetwoodLabaye
Brian IddonBolton South EastLabaye
Eric IllsleyBarnsley CentralLabaye
Brian JenkinsTamworthLabaye
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLab (PPS)aye
Kevan JonesNorth DurhamLabaye
Martyn JonesClwyd SouthLabaye
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabaye
Bob LaxtonDerby NorthLabaye
Tom LevittHigh PeakLabaye
Denis MacShaneRotherhamLabaye
Khalid MahmoodBirmingham, Perry BarrLabaye
Gordon MarsdenBlackpool SouthLabaye
Chris McCaffertyCalder ValleyLabaye
John McFallWest DunbartonshireLabaye
Jim McGovernDundee WestLab (PPS)aye
Rosemary McKennaCumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastLabaye
Alan MealeMansfieldLabaye
Alun MichaelCardiff South and PenarthLabaye
Andrew MillerEllesmere Port and NestonLabaye
Anne MoffatEast LothianLabaye
George MudieLeeds EastLabaye
Denis MurphyWansbeckLabaye
Edward O'HaraKnowsley SouthLabaye
Sandra OsborneAyr, Carrick and CumnockLabaye
Gordon PrenticePendleLabaye
Gwyn ProsserDoverLabaye
Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLabaye
John RobertsonGlasgow North WestLab (PPS)aye
Jim SheridanPaisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabaye
John SpellarWarleyLabaye
Gavin StrangEdinburgh EastLabaye
Gisela StuartBirmingham, EdgbastonLabaye
Don TouhigIslwynLabaye
Desmond TurnerBrighton, KemptownLabaye
Keith VazLeicester EastLabaye
Rudi VisFinchley and Golders GreenLabaye
Anthony D WrightGreat YarmouthLabaye
Vincent CableTwickenhamLDem (front bench)no
Nicholas CleggSheffield, HallamLDem (front bench)no
Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDem (front bench)no
Paul HolmesChesterfieldLDemno
Martin HorwoodCheltenhamLDem (front bench)no
David HowarthCambridgeLDem (front bench)no
Christopher HuhneEastleighLDem (front bench)no
Mark HunterCheadleLDem (front bench)no
Susan KramerRichmond ParkLDem (front bench)no
Norman LambNorth NorfolkLDem (front bench)no
Alan ReidArgyll and ButeLDem (front bench)no
Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDemno
Steve WebbNorthavonLDem (front bench)no
Roger WilliamsBrecon and RadnorshireLDem (front bench)no

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