MPs' expenses — Staff to continue to be employed by MPs — rejected — 30 Apr 2009 at 17:00

Dai Havard MP, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney voted with the majority (No).

The majority of MPs voted against changing the words of the motion (which was passed in the next division[1]):

  • In the opinion of this House, staff who work for an hon. Member should be employed by the House, as a personal appointment and managed by the hon. Member; and
  • The House of Commons Commission shall consider this decision and make 5 recommendations for its implementation, including any transitional provisions.

... by deleting the first paragraph.[2]

This would mean that, as there would have been no opinion made, the House of Commons Commission would not be bound by this decision and could consider all the options without limitation.[3]

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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
Con55 22039.9%
DUP5 0055.6%
Independent1 3183.3%
Lab222 (+2 tell) 13067.7%
LDem0 51 (+2 tell)084.1%
PC0 1033.3%
SNP0 5071.4%
UUP1 00100.0%
Total:284 95160.8%

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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Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)aye
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)aye
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)aye
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireCon (front bench)aye
David CurrySkipton and RiponCon (front bench)aye
Michael FallonSevenoaksCon (front bench)aye
Mark FieldCities of London and WestminsterCon (front bench)aye
John GummerSuffolk CoastalConaye
Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamCon (front bench)aye
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)aye
Jacqui LaitBeckenhamConaye
Peter LuffMid WorcestershireCon (front bench)aye
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)aye
Richard OttawayCroydon SouthCon (front bench)aye
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexCon (front bench)aye
Anthony SteenTotnesCon (front bench)aye
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)aye
Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleCon (front bench)aye
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConaye
Ann WintertonCongletonCon (front bench)aye
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldCon (front bench)aye
George YoungNorth West HampshireCon (front bench)aye
Nick AingerCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireLab (minister)aye
Clive BettsSheffield, AttercliffeLab (minister)aye
Charles ClarkeNorwich SouthLab (minister)aye
Paul FarrellyNewcastle-under-LymeLab (minister)aye
Frank FieldBirkenheadLabaye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)aye
Fiona MactaggartSloughLab (minister)aye
Jim McGovernDundee WestLab (minister)aye
Meg MunnSheffield, HeeleyLabaye
Gordon PrenticePendleLab (minister)aye
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLab (minister)aye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)aye

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