Local Government Finance — Thresholds for Referendums Relating to Council Tax Increases — 8 Feb 2012 at 18:47
Owen Smith MP, Pontypridd voted in the minority (No).
The majority of MPs voted in favour of setting the threshold of council tax increases for 2012-13 which would prompt a referendum at either 3.5% or 4% depending on the body concerned.
The majority of MPs supported the motion moved by Grant Shapps MP which stated:
- That the Referendums Relating to Council Tax Increases (Principles) (England) Report 2012-13, which was laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.
The thresholds contained in the report and approved for 2012-13 were:
- Greater London Authority : 3.5% in the City of London and 4% elsewhere.
- Any police authority or fire and rescue authority : 4%
- Any authority which has power in relation to 2012-13 to calculate basic amounts of council tax for its predecessor areas under Part 4 of the 2008 Regulations : 3.5%
- Any other authority : 3.5%
-  Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield, Conservative), House of Commons, 8 February 2012
-  Referendums Relating to Council Tax Increases (Principles) (England) Report 2012-13 via official-documents.gov.uk
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||252 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.7%|
|Lab||0||205 (+2 tell)||0||80.2%|
|LDem||40 (+1 tell)||2||0||75.4%|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||LDem||no|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem||no|