MPs' expenses — outer-London MPs can no longer claim second home — 30 Apr 2009 at 17:00

David Laws MP, Yeovil voted to abolish the second home allowance for outer-London MPs

The majority of MPs voted for a motion, which read:[1]

  • With effect from 1 April 2010, no distinction shall be made for the purposes of the rules governing Members' allowances between an hon. Member who represents an inner-London constituency and an hon. Member who represents any other constituency the whole of which falls within 20 miles of the Palace of Westminster.

This motion takes 49 outer-London constituencies out of the travel and second home allowance scheme.[2]

As recently as July 2008 MPs voted against even reducing the allowable claim for outer-London MPs on second home expenses by 50%.[3][4]

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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
Con55 22 (+2 tell)040.9%
DUP6 0066.7%
Ind1 3183.3%
Ind Lab1 00100.0%
Lab231 (+2 tell) 12070.0%
LDem52 1084.1%
PC1 0033.3%
Res1 00100.0%
SNP5 0071.4%
UUP1 00100.0%
Total:354 38162.6%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
David AmessSouthend WestCon (front bench)no
James ArbuthnotNorth East HampshireCon (front bench)no
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)tellno
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireCon (front bench)no
David CurrySkipton and RiponCon (front bench)no
Christopher FraserSouth West NorfolkCon (front bench)no
Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamCon (front bench)no
Michael HowardFolkestone and HytheConno
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)no
Greg KnightEast YorkshireCon (front bench)tellno
Jacqui LaitBeckenhamConno
Peter LuffMid WorcestershireCon (front bench)no
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)no
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsCon (front bench)no
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexCon (front bench)no
Michael SpicerWest WorcestershireConno
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleCon (front bench)no
Ian TaylorEsher and WaltonConno
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConno
Ann WintertonCongletonCon (front bench)no
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldCon (front bench)no
George YoungNorth West HampshireCon (front bench)no
David CairnsInverclydeLabno
Andrew DismoreHendonLab (minister)no
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLab (minister)no
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLab (minister)no
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Jim McGovernDundee WestLab (minister)no
Gordon PrenticePendleLab (minister)no
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLab (minister)no
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Paddy TippingSherwoodLab (minister)no
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Anthony D WrightGreat YarmouthLab (minister)no
Lembit ÖpikMontgomeryshireLDem (front bench)no

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