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

Lyn Brown MP, West Ham 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 WestConno
James ArbuthnotNorth East HampshireConno
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestContellno
Christopher ChopeChristchurchConno
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireConno
David CurrySkipton and RiponConno
Christopher FraserSouth West NorfolkConno
Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamConno
Michael HowardFolkestone and HytheConno
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexConno
Greg KnightEast YorkshireContellno
Jacqui LaitBeckenhamConno
Peter LuffMid WorcestershireConno
Anne MainSt AlbansConno
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsConno
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexConno
Michael SpicerWest WorcestershireConno
Robert SymsPooleConno
Sir Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleConno
Ian TaylorEsher and WaltonConno
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConno
Ann WintertonCongletonConno
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldConno
George YoungNorth West HampshireConno
David CairnsInverclydeLabno
Andrew DismoreHendonLabno
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabno
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabno
Jim McGovernDundee WestLabno
Gordon PrenticePendleLabno
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLabno
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Paddy TippingSherwoodLabno
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Anthony D WrightGreat YarmouthLabno
Lembit ÖpikMontgomeryshireLDemno

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