MPs' expenses — Staff to be employees of Parliament — 30 Apr 2009 at 17:00

Jamie Reed MP, Copeland voted with the majority (Aye).

The majority of MPs voted for the motion, which read:[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.

This would mean that instead of the MPs receiving an allowance with which they could employ assistants and staff, the employment contracts would be between the staff and Parliament directly, who would pay their wages directly and set standard terms and conditions.

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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
Con55 26042.0%
DUP2 0022.2%
Independent3 2083.3%
Lab216 (+2 tell) 19 (+1 tell)068.0%
LDem3 47 (+1 tell)081.0%
PC0 1033.3%
SNP0 5071.4%
UUP1 00100.0%
Total:280 100060.8%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
James ArbuthnotNorth East HampshireCon (front bench)no
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkCon (front bench)no
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)no
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireCon (front bench)no
David CurrySkipton and RiponCon (front bench)no
Michael FallonSevenoaksCon (front bench)no
John GummerSuffolk CoastalConno
Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamCon (front bench)no
Michael HowardFolkestone and HytheConno
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)no
Jacqui LaitBeckenhamConno
Peter LuffMid WorcestershireCon (front bench)no
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)no
Richard OttawayCroydon SouthCon (front bench)no
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsCon (front bench)no
Anthony SteenTotnesCon (front bench)no
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleCon (front bench)no
Ian TaylorEsher and WaltonConno
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)no
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConno
Ann WintertonCongletonCon (front bench)no
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldCon (front bench)no
George YoungNorth West HampshireCon (front bench)no
Nick AingerCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireLab (minister)no
Janet AndersonRossendale and DarwenLab (minister)no
Clive BettsSheffield, AttercliffeLab (minister)no
David CairnsInverclydeLabno
Colin ChallenMorley and RothwellLab (minister)no
Charles ClarkeNorwich SouthLab (minister)no
David ClellandTyne BridgeLab (minister)no
Frank CookStockton NorthLab (minister)no
Andrew DismoreHendonLab (minister)tellno
Jim DowdLewisham WestLab (minister)no
Paul FarrellyNewcastle-under-LymeLab (minister)no
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLab (minister)no
David LepperBrighton, PavilionLab (minister)no
Fiona MactaggartSloughLab (minister)no
Jim McGovernDundee WestLab (minister)no
Meg MunnSheffield, HeeleyLabno
Gordon PrenticePendleLab (minister)no
Paddy TippingSherwoodLab (minister)no
Alan WilliamsSwansea WestLab (minister)no
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Lynne FeatherstoneHornsey and Wood GreenLDem (front bench)aye
David HowarthCambridgeLDem (front bench)aye
John PughSouthportLDem (front bench)aye

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