Opposition Day — Fuel Duty — 12 Nov 2012 at 21:49
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted in favour of increasing taxes on fuel by 3% as of January 2013.
The majority of MPs voted in favour of increasing taxes on fuel by 3% as of January 2013.
The text of the rejected motion was:
- That this House
- believes that, at a time when the cost of living is rising and our economic recovery is fragile, it cannot be right to increase fuel duty by the planned 3 pence in January 2013;
- calls upon the Chancellor of the Exchequer to cancel this rise in fuel duty at least until next April; and
- believes that this change could be funded by clamping down on known tax avoidance schemes.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||235 (+1 tell)||0||0||77.4%|
|Lab||0||215 (+2 tell)||0||86.1%|
|LDem||46 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.5%|