MPs' expenses — outer-London MPs can no longer claim second home — 30 Apr 2009 at 17:00

The majority of MPs voted for a motion, which read:[1]

  • With effect from 1 April 2010, no distinction shall be made for the purposes of the rules governing Members' allowances between an hon. Member who represents an inner-London constituency and an hon. Member who represents any other constituency the whole of which falls within 20 miles of the Palace of Westminster.

This motion takes 49 outer-London constituencies out of the travel and second home allowance scheme.[2]

As recently as July 2008 MPs voted against even reducing the allowable claim for outer-London MPs on second home expenses by 50%.[3][4]

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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
Con55 22 (+2 tell)040.9%
DUP6 0066.7%
Independent1 3183.3%
Independent Labour1 00100.0%
Lab231 (+2 tell) 12070.0%
LDem52 1084.1%
PC1 0033.3%
Respect1 00100.0%
SNP5 0071.4%
UUP1 00100.0%
Total:354 38162.6%

Rebel Voters - sorted by vote

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
Sir David AmessSouthend WestCon (front bench)no
James ArbuthnotNorth East HampshireCon (front bench)no
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)tellno
David CairnsInverclydeLabno
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireCon (front bench)no
David CurrySkipton and RiponCon (front bench)no
Andrew DismoreHendonLab (minister)no
Christopher FraserSouth West NorfolkCon (front bench)no
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLab (minister)no
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLab (minister)no
Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamCon (front bench)no
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Michael HowardFolkestone and HytheConno
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)no
Greg KnightEast YorkshireCon (front bench)tellno
Jacqui LaitBeckenhamConno
Peter LuffMid WorcestershireCon (front bench)no
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)no
Jim McGovernDundee WestLab (minister)no
Lembit ÖpikMontgomeryshireLDem (front bench)no
Gordon PrenticePendleLab (minister)no
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLab (minister)no
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsCon (front bench)no
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexCon (front bench)no
Michael SpicerWest WorcestershireCon (front bench)no
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleCon (front bench)no
Ian TaylorEsher and WaltonConno
Paddy TippingSherwoodLab (minister)no
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConno
Ann WintertonCongletonCon (front bench)no
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldCon (front bench)no
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Anthony D WrightGreat YarmouthLab (minister)no
George YoungNorth West HampshireCon (front bench)no

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