Minimum of Two Pecent of GDP on Defence Spending — 12 Mar 2015 at 15:30

Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.

The majority of MPs taking part voted for defence spending to be set at a minimum of two per cent of GDP.

The motion supported by the majority of MPs taking part in the vote was:

  • That this House
  • believes that defence spending should be set to a minimum of two per cent of GDP in accordance with the UK’s NATO commitment.

The 2015-16 budget[1] contained a £45 billion allocation for defence. The UK GDP for 2014 was 2,945.146 billion dollars[2], or about 1950 billion pounds, so defence spending was already at 2.3%

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con27 (+2 tell) 0 (+2 tell)010.2%
DUP1 0012.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab5 202.7%
LDem3 005.4%
Total:37 307.0%

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
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)tellno
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)tellno
Katy ClarkNorth Ayrshire and ArranLab (minister)no
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLab (minister)no

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