Opposition Day — Pension Age for Women — Policies Widening Inequality Between Men and Women — 8 Jun 2011 at 16:04

Philip Dunne MP, Ludlow voted to increase the state pension age for women sooner than 2020 and against independent research on the impact of Government policies on women which could widen inequality between women and men.

The majority of MPs voted for the state pension age for women to rise sooner than 2020 and against independent research on the impact of Government policies on women which could widen inequality between women and men.

The motion rejected in this vote was:

  • That this House
  • regrets that the Government’s policies are hitting women and families hardest, including direct tax and benefit changes, cuts to childcare support and Sure Start which are making it harder for women to work, reductions in domestic and sexual violence specialist support, and their impact on the provision of social care;
  • opposes plans that will make 300,000 women born between December 1953 and October 1954 wait an additional 18 months or longer to receive their state pension;
  • calls on the Government to maintain the commitment given in the Coalition Agreement that the state pension age for women will not start to rise to 66 sooner than 2020;
  • believes that promoting equality for women is vital to building a fairer society; and
  • calls on the Government to commission independent, robust assessments of the impact of its policies on women and to prevent the implementation of policies that could widen inequality between women and men

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con254 (+1 tell) 0083.3%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab0 224 (+2 tell)087.9%
LDem42 (+1 tell) 0075.4%
PC0 2066.7%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:296 238084.1%

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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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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