Consolidated Fund Bill — Electoral Commission (Remuneration of Chairman) — 17 Dec 2008 at 18:21

Queen's recommendation signified.

Motion made and Question put,

That the following provision shall be made with respect to the remuneration and expenses of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission ("the chairman"):
(1) In respect of remuneration for service between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2009, the chairman shall be paid £100,000.
(2) In respect of the year starting with 1 January 2010 and in respect of any subsequent year starting on the anniversary of her appointment, the chairman shall be paid as remuneration for that year the sum payable during the immediately preceding year increased by the same percentage of that sum as the percentage (if any) or total of the percentages (if more than one) used to 10 increase the salary of a High Court Judge during that immediately preceding year.
(3) Where during any of the years referred to above the chairman ceases to hold that office, the sum to be paid to her in respect of the part of the year for which she held office shall be such proportion of the sum which would have been due had she completed that year in office as reflects the portion of that period during which she held the office of chairman.
(4) The chairman shall be reimbursed for any expenses she incurs in connection with the discharge of her duties as chairman on travel, accommodation and subsistence.
(5) The pension of the chairman shall be calculated broadly by analogy with the pension scheme of the staff of the Commission, thereby delivering a pension based on the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme.- (Sir Peter Viggers.)

The House divided: Ayes 324, Noes 32.

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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
Con86 1045.1%
DUP0 1011.1%
Independent1 2 (+1 tell)066.7%
Lab188 (+2 tell) 25 (+1 tell)162.0%
LDem43 0068.3%
PC1 0033.3%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP4 1071.4%
Total:323 31156.6%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

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
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLab (minister)no
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLab (minister)no
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
Brian IddonBolton South EastLab (minister)no
Marsha SinghBradford WestLab (minister)no
Ann ClwydCynon ValleyLab (minister)no
Colin BurgonElmetLabno
John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLab (minister)no
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabboth
Andrew DismoreHendonLab (minister)no
Mike GapesIlford SouthLab (minister)no
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)no
Jim DowdLewisham WestLab (minister)no
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Angus MacNeilNa h-Eileanan an IarSNP (front bench)no
Katy ClarkNorth Ayrshire and ArranLab (minister)no
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)no
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLab (minister)no
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Denis MacShaneRotherhamLabno
David DrewStroudLab (minister)no
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLab (minister)no
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no
Dan NorrisWansdykeLab (minister)no
Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLab (minister)tellno
Rob MarrisWolverhampton South WestLab (minister)no

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