Doctor Assisted Dying — 10 Dec 1997
Mr Harry Cohen MP, Leyton and Wanstead voted in the minority (Aye).
I beg to move,
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable a person who is suffering distress as a result of his terminal illness or incurable physical condition to obtain assistance from a doctor to end his life; and for connected purposes.
Question put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in Bills and nomination of Select Committees at commencement of public business):--
Those voting Aye in this division wanted a bill to be introduced to allow a terminally ill person to obtain assistance in dying from a doctor.
The House divided: Ayes 89, Noes 234.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||90 (+1 tell)||5||0||59.3%|
|Lab||113 (+1 tell)||72 (+1 tell)||0||44.8%|
|LDem||20||9 (+1 tell)||0||65.2%|