Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — 28 Feb 2000

John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East voted with the majority (Aye).

The bill sought to reduce the age at which buggery was legal from 18 to 16. ("Buggery" is the legal term for anal intercourse either between men or between a man and a woman.) It also sought to reduce the age at which other homosexual acts were permitted from 18 to 16.

The House divided: Ayes 317, Noes 117.

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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
Con12 107 (+2 tell)075.6%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab275 (+2 tell) 5067.6%
LDem26 2060.9%
PC2 0050.0%
SNP2 0033.3%
UUP0 2020.0%
Total:317 117067.9%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
John BercowBuckinghamCon (front bench)aye
Tim BoswellDaventryCon (front bench)aye
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)aye
Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestCon (front bench)aye
David CurrySkipton and RiponConaye
Alan DuncanRutland and MeltonCon (front bench)aye
Nigel EvansRibble ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)aye
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)aye
Eleanor LaingEpping ForestCon (front bench)aye
Sir Peter LloydFarehamConaye
Mr David PriorNorth NorfolkCon (front bench)aye
Mr Jamie CannIpswichLabno
Mr Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabno
Mr Ted RowlandsMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLab (minister)no
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLabno
Mr Bill TynanHamilton SouthLabno
Mr Richard LivseyBrecon and RadnorshireLDem (front bench)no
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)no

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