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:
- 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.
-  Chris Bryant MP, House of Commons, 30 April 2009
-  Gordon Brown's second climbdown fuels Commons fury, The Guardian, 1 May 2009
-  MPs' allowances - External audits and no more furniture - rejected, House of Commons Division, 3 July 2008
-  Conclusions and Recommendations, Members Estimate Committee - Third Report, House of Commons, 23 June 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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||55||22 (+2 tell)||0||40.9%|
|Lab||231 (+2 tell)||12||0||70.0%|