Income Tax — Mitigation of abolition of 10% starting rate — rejected — 28 Apr 2008 at 22:00

Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).

The majority of MPs voted against requiring the Chancellor of the Exchequer to state the measures that will be taken to mitigate the effect of the changes to the income tax system (including abolition of the 10% starting rate),[1] and for them to be voted on in the House of Commons before any of it could take effect.[2]

The abolition of the 10p rate for the lowest earners had been announced in the 2007 budget, along with a surprise 2p cut in the basic rate of income tax to 20p in the pound but there was concern that this would severely effect those on the lowest incomes. (See here for more detail).

*[1] Finance Bill Abolition of starting and savings rates and creation of starting rate for savings, 27 March 2008

*[2] Phillip Hammond MP, House of Commons, 28 April 2008

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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
Con0 182 (+2 tell)095.8%
DUP0 5055.6%
Independent0 4080.0%
Lab306 (+2 tell) 0188.0%
LDem0 61096.8%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 60100.0%
UKIP0 10100.0%
Total:306 263190.7%

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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David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)both

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