Defence Expenditure (NATO Target) Bill — Second Reading — 23 Oct 2015 at 13:45

The majority of MPs voted for the United Kingdom to spend at least 2% of its gross domestic product on defence.

MPs were considering the Defence Expenditure (NATO Target) Bill[1]

The motion approved by the majority of MPs taking part in the vote was:

  • That the Bill be now read a Second time.

Approval of this motion by the majority of MPs meant the Bill could continue on its path to becoming law.

The 2015-16 budget[2] contained a £45 billion allocation for defence. The UK GDP for 2014 was 2,945.146 billion dollars[3], or about 1950 billion pounds, so defence spending was already at 2.3%

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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
Con15 (+2 tell) 1 (+2 tell)06.1%
Lab1 000.4%
LDem0 000.0%
Total:16 103.7%

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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Jackie Doyle-PriceThurrockCon (front bench)tellno
George HollingberyMeon ValleyCon (front bench)tellno
Tania MathiasTwickenhamCon (front bench)no

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