Jon Ashworth

Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Labour MP for Leicester South


Fuel Taxes

There have been votes in Parliament on the rates of taxation applying to fuel for motor vehicles.

Photo: Paul Townsend

Jon Ashworth generally voted against lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on

Key votes about lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles:

  • On 18 Apr 2013: Jon Ashworth voted to reduce VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: Jon Ashworth voted against the proposed budget for 2013-14 which proposed raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2012: Jon Ashworth voted against increasing taxes on fuel by 3% as of January 2013. Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Jon Ashworth voted to cut VAT from 20% to 17.5% Show vote
  • On 3 Jul 2012: Jon Ashworth voted against raising the basic income tax free allowance, against cutting corporation tax, and against the other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2012: Jon Ashworth voted in favour of reducing public transport fares, and reducing VAT on fuel to help motorists and boost the economy. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2011: Jon Ashworth voted against measures in the 2011 Budget including reducing the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, increasing the income tax free personal allowance, reducing corporation tax and reducing the main rate of corporation tax from 27 to 26%. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2011: Jon Ashworth was absent for a vote on Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Jon Ashworth voted to reduce the deficit over a longer period, to cut VAT to 17.5%, to repeat the 2010 bank bonus tax, to build 25,000 affordable homes and create 100,000 jobs for young people. Show vote

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