Opposition Day — Cost of Living — 27 Nov 2013 at 18:50
The majority of MPs voted against an energy price freeze, long term reforms to the energy market, more free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds, action to boost the housing supply and a compulsory jobs guarantee for young people and the long term unemployed.
The text of the rejected motion was:
- That this House
- notes that the Government has failed to meet its own economic goals over the last three years with prices rising faster than wages for 40 out of 41 months, average earnings for working people £1,600 a year lower in real terms than in May 2010, economic growth far slower than expected, the Government’s pledge to balance the books by 2015 set to be broken and the UK’s credit rating downgraded;
- further notes that growth of 1.5 per cent is needed in every quarter between now and May 2015 in order to catch up the lost ground from three damaging years of flat-lining growth;
- believes the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement should take action to tackle the cost-of-living crisis which means that for most families there is still no economic recovery and to ensure recovery delivers rising living standards for all, is balanced and built to last; and
- calls on the Government to bring forward measures including an energy price freeze and long-term reforms to the energy market, an extension of free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds, action to boost long-term housing supply and a compulsory jobs guarantee for young people and the long-term unemployed.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||251 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.6%|
|Lab||0||233 (+2 tell)||0||91.1%|
|LDem||45 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.1%|
|Gregory Campbell||East Londonderry||DUP||no|