Finance Bill — Second Reading — 6 Jul 2010 at 25:56

Steve Webb MP, Thornbury and Yate voted with the majority (Aye).

The majority of MPs voted for the Finance Bill[1] 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[2][3].

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.

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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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con282 (+1 tell) 0092.5%
DUP0 7087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 214 (+2 tell)083.7%
LDem50 (+1 tell) 0089.5%
PC0 1033.3%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:332 230088.0%

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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