Local Government Finance Bill — Second reading — 10 Jan 2012 at 21:49

Jo Swinson MP, East Dunbartonshire voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax.

The majority of MPs voted to support the Local Government Finance Bill[1] at its second reading; ie. to agree with the core principles of the Bill and to allow it to progress towards becoming law.

The explanatory notes to the Bill[2] summarise the core provisions contained within the Bill:

  • Enabling local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area.
  • Localising the systems for helping those in financial need pay council tax by abolishing the council tax benefit and replacing it with local council tax reduction schemes.

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con277 (+1 tell) 0090.8%
DUP6 0075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 226 (+2 tell)088.4%
LDem49 (+1 tell) 1089.5%
PC0 30100.0%
Total:332 232089.6%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mike HancockPortsmouth SouthLDemno

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