Finance Bill — Second Reading — 6 Jul 2010 at 25:56
Julian Huppert MP, Cambridge voted with the majority (Aye).
The majority of MPs voted for the Finance Bill to be read a second time ie. for it to continue on its path towards becoming law. The bill contained the changes to the tax system, as well as provisions relating to pensions and MPs expenses, which had been announced in the coalition's emergency budget.
Those supporting a second reading were voting in support of the changes to the rates of Capital Gains Tax and Value Added Tax (VAT), and other measures, which had been announced in the budget.
The Bill included a provision to raise VAT from 17.5% to 20%.
This division occurred at around 2am following nine and a half hours of debate.
-  Finance Bill - Text as of 2nd reading debate in the House of Commons on 06.07.2010
-  George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, House of Commons Emergency Budget Speech 22 June 2010.
-  June 2010 Budget Documents
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||282 (+1 tell)||0||0||92.5%|
|Lab||0||214 (+2 tell)||0||83.7%|
|LDem||50 (+1 tell)||0||0||89.5%|