Emergency Budget — Value Added Tax — 28 Jun 2010 at 21:46
Hazel Blears MP, Salford and Eccles voted not to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011.
The majority of MPs voted in favour of raising VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011.
The text of the motion MPs voted in favour of was:
- That provision be made for and in connection with increasing the standard rate of value added tax.
This followed an announcement in the budget saying:
- On 4 January next year, the main rate of VAT will rise from 17.5% to 20%
As one of two votes following the debate on the Emergency Budget support for this motion might be taken as general support for the budget as a whole.
-  George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, House of Commons Emergency Budget Speech 22 June 2010.
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||296 (+1 tell)||0||0||97.1%|
|Lab||0||247 (+2 tell)||0||96.5%|
|LDem||50 (+1 tell)||2||0||93.0%|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||whilst LDem (front bench)||no|
|Bob Russell||Colchester||LDem (front bench)||no|