Emergency Budget — Value Added Tax — 28 Jun 2010 at 21:46

The majority of MPs voted in favour of raising VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011.

The text of the motion MPs voted in favour of was:

  • That provision be made for and in connection with increasing the standard rate of value added tax.

This followed an announcement in the budget[1] saying:

  • On 4 January next year, the main rate of VAT will rise from 17.5% to 20%

As one of two votes following the debate on the Emergency Budget support for this motion might be taken as general support for the budget as a whole.

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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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con296 (+1 tell) 0097.1%
DUP0 80100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 247 (+2 tell)096.5%
LDem50 (+1 tell) 2093.0%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:346 269096.3%

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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Mike HancockPortsmouth Southwhilst LDem (front bench)no
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)no

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