Cost of Living — 14 May 2013 at 18:49

Rehman Chishti MP, Gillingham and Rainham voted against calling on the Government to take real action on jobs, affordable accommodation, rising energy and water bills, the costs of travel to work.

The majority of MPs voted to call on the Government to take real action on jobs, affordable accommodation, rising energy and water bills, the costs of travel to work.

MPs were considering an address to the monarch following the state opening of Parliament stating:

  • Most Gracious Sovereign,
  • We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

This vote was on if to add the following text:

  • but
  • believe that the Gracious Speech offers no answers for squeezed households facing a cost of living crisis;
  • regret that the economy is flatlining, unemployment is rising, borrowing is set to be £245 billion more than planned and the Office of Budget Responsibility has confirmed that by 2015 people will be worse off than they were in 2010; and
  • call on your Government to take real action to get people back into employment, build more affordable homes, tackle rising energy and water bills, tackle the growing cost of getting to work and instability in private sector housing rents and tenancies and end extortionate letting agents’ fees and charges.’.

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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%
Con267 (+2 tell) 0088.2%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 228 (+2 tell)089.1%
LDem49 0086.0%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:316 244087.9%

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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