Opposition Day — Government Reductions in Policing — 4 Apr 2011 at 21:59
The majority of MPs voted in favour of police cuts
The majority of MPs voted to replace a motion, the operative elements of which were:
- That this House:
- calls on the Government to think again; and
- rejects the cuts to frontline police officers the Government is forcing upon police forces.
and replace it with the following motion:
- That this House
- welcomes the Government’s comprehensive proposals to cut crime and increase the democratic accountability of policing while dealing with the largest peacetime deficit in history;
- supports the Government’s determination to help the police make savings to protect frontline services;
- congratulates the police forces that are increasing the number of officers visible and available to the public;
- notes that the Opposition’s spending plans require reductions in police spending; and
- regrets its refusal to support sensible savings or to set out an alternative.”
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||242 (+1 tell)||0||0||79.4%|
|Lab||0||204 (+2 tell)||0||80.2%|
|LDem||40 (+1 tell)||0||0||71.9%|