MPs' financial interests — Full and complete registration — 30 Apr 2009 at 17:00

Brooks Newmark MP, Braintree did not vote.

The majority of MPs voted for a tightening of rules for the Register of Member's interests regarding directorships and remunerated employment.[1] The motion, which was passed, required them to furnish the Registrar with:

  • the precise amount of each individual payment made in relation to any interest,
  • the nature of the work carried out in return for that payment,
  • the number of hours worked during the period to which the payment relates, and
  • the name and address of the person, organisation or company making the payment (except where disclosure of the information would be contrary to any legal or established professional duty of privacy or confidentiality)

This would apply to all such interests, not only those whos value exceeded 1% of the Parliamentary salary.

Patrick Cormack MP was nervous about this level of detail proposed an amendment to this motion:[2]

  • I should like to delete the reference to hours in motion 3. There is a lovely story about the painter Whistler. He was once in a court case accused of knocking off his pictures in an hour or half an hour, and he said, "That picture does not represent an hour's work but a lifetime's experience." Often a Member of Parliament is in a position to give advice and may not take very long to give that advice, but it is of great value to those to whom it is given.

but withdrew it when it came to the vote.

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con2 19 (+2 tell)011.9%
DUP6 0066.7%
Ind3 2083.3%
Lab237 (+2 tell) 6070.0%
LDem49 4084.1%
PC1 0033.3%
Res1 00100.0%
SNP5 0071.4%
UUP1 00100.0%
Total:305 31053.7%

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
John BercowBuckinghamwhilst Conaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringConaye
Andrew DismoreHendonLabno
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabno
Jim McGovernDundee WestLabno
Gordon PrenticePendleLabno
Paddy TippingSherwoodLabno
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Alistair CarmichaelOrkney and ShetlandLDem (front bench)no
Nick HarveyNorth DevonLDem (front bench)no
Mark OatenWinchesterLDemno
Lembit ÖpikMontgomeryshireLDemno

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