Local Government Finance Bill — Carry over to next Parliamentary session — 11 Jan 2012 at 19:44

Guy Opperman MP, Hexham 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 in favour of the Local Government Finance Bill[1] continuing to be considered in the next session of Parliament if consideration of it had not been completed in the current session.

A vote against this provision is a vote reducing the chance of the Bill 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.

The approved motion stated:

  • That if, at the conclusion of this Session of Parliament, proceedings on the Local Government Finance Bill have not been completed, they shall be resumed in the next Session.

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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%
Con267 0087.3%
DUP7 0087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab2 201078.7%
LDem52 0091.2%
PC1 20100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
Total:329 207084.1%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Paul FlynnNewport WestLabaye
Denis MacShaneRotherhamLabaye
Elfyn LlwydDwyfor MeirionnyddPCaye

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