Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Those Lib Dem rebels in full

The New Statesman has published a helpful, detailed guide to the six Liberal Democrat MPs who rebelled yesterday against the government’s Welfare Uprating Bill.

Four MPs voted against the bill (Julian Huppert, John Leech, Sarah Teather and David Ward), while two others formally abstained (Andrew George and Charles Kennedy).

This being the Statesman, the spin is that four of the six rebel MPs represent Labour target seats.

POSTSCRIPT: The New Statesman omitted to mention Adrian Sanders, who abstained (but not formally), with a threat to rebel at the 3rd reading stage if amendments are not secured in the meantime.

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