Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day] — Crime and Policing — 8 Sep 2010 at 18:45
Owen Smith MP, Pontypridd voted not to cut police funding as part of attempts to reduce the national deficit.
The majority of MPs voted to support the Government's proposed policing reforms which include cutting police funding to help reduce the national deficit.
The text of the approved motion read:
"That this House
- notes the appalling fiscal deficit left by the last Government and reiterates the urgent need to restore the nation to economic health;
- recognises that the police will need to play their part in reducing that deficit; and
- welcomes the Government's proposed policing reforms, which will deliver a more responsive and efficient police service, less encumbered by bureaucracy, more accountable to the public and, most importantly, better equipped to fight crime."
-  Home Secretary Theresa May House of Commons 8 September 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||277 (+1 tell)||0||0||90.8%|
|Lab||0||226 (+2 tell)||0||88.4%|
|LDem||47 (+1 tell)||0||0||84.2%|