HOW THE BANK OF ENGLAND’S INTEREST RATE SETTERS ARE DIVIDED

MARTIN WEALE
The newest member leapt off the fence last month to support a rate rise.

CHARLES BEAN
The Bank’s deputy governor might be expected to side with King, yet has been sounding more hawkish than usual of late.

MERVYN KING
The Bank’s governor insisted they could be “many quarters” away from a slow normalisation of rates.

ADAM POSEN
Defiantly dovish, the US member wants more monetary easing through buying assets.

ANDREW SENTANCE
Leader of the hawks, has voted for a 0.25 per cent rise since June, and now wants a 0.5 per cent hike.

SPENCER DALE
The Bank’s head economist voted for higher rates.

PAUL TUCKER
Still on the fence, yet tipped to be the next to jump.

PAUL FISHER
The Bank director recently proposed “looking through” the UK’s high inflation, yet may be persuaded to budge in future.

DAVID MILES
Siding with doves, spoke of the dangers of tightening policy yesterday.