Firefighters' Pension Scheme (England) Regulations 2014 — 15 Dec 2014 at 18:13

Theresa May MP, Maidenhead voted in favour of proposed changes to firefighters' pensions including moving from a final salary to an average earnings based scheme.

The majority of MPs voted in favour of proposed changes to firefighters' pensions including moving from a final salary to an average earnings based scheme.

The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

At the time of this vote the regulations had been made but had not yet come into force. They were due to come into force on 1st April 2015

The regulations establish a new pension scheme for certain firefighters.

The new scheme provided for by the regulations which were the subject of this vote include a pension calculated by reference to the member’s career average earnings.

The scheme in effect at the time of the vote had been introduced by the The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) Order 2006 which provided for a pension calculated on the basis of their final year's pay.

There are other differences between the schemes, including in relation to the impact of early retirement on pensions.

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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con279 (+1 tell) 0092.4%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 20100.0%
Lab0 236 (+2 tell)092.2%
LDem33 (+1 tell) 7175.0%
PC0 30100.0%
Respect0 10100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 4066.7%
Total:312 260189.9%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Gordon BirtwistleBurnleyLDemaye
Tim FarronWestmorland and LonsdaleLDem (front bench)aye
Nick HarveyNorth DevonLDem (front bench)aye
Julian HuppertCambridgeLDem (front bench)aye
John PughSouthportLDem (front bench)aye
Adrian SandersTorbayLDem (front bench)aye
Mark WilliamsCeredigionLDem (front bench)aye
Stephen GilbertSt Austell and NewquayLDem (front bench)both

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