Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. — 20 May 2002 at 19:30

Nick Raynsford MP, Greenwich and Woolwich voted with the majority (No).

This amendment to the Adoption and Children Bill would have allowed unmarried heterosexual couples to adopt children. (Homosexual couples were specifically excluded.) The no-voters defeated this amendment.

The House divided: Ayes 174, Noes 301.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 127 (+2 tell)078.7%
DUP0 1020.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab263 (+2 tell) 35273.7%
LDem32 4067.9%
PC4 00100.0%
UUP0 3050.0%
Total:299 171274.0%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Stuart BellMiddlesbroughLab (minister)aye
Joe BentonBootleLab (minister)aye
Bob BlizzardWaveneyLabaye
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabaye
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge and ChrystonLabaye
Tony ColmanPutneyLabaye
Michael ConnartyFalkirk EastLab (minister)aye
Frank CookStockton NorthLabaye
John CummingsEasingtonLabaye
Tony CunninghamWorkingtonLab (minister)aye
David DrewStroudLabaye
David HamiltonMidlothianLab (minister)aye
Stephen HepburnJarrowLabaye
Jimmy HoodClydesdaleLab (minister)aye
Ruth KellyBolton WestLab (minister)aye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabaye
David MarshallGlasgow ShettlestonLabaye
Eric MartlewCarlisleLabaye
Thomas McAvoyGlasgow RutherglenLab (minister)aye
John McFallDumbartonLabaye
John McWilliamBlaydonLabaye
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)aye
Bill O'BrienNormantonLabaye
Bill OlnerNuneatonLabaye
Ian PearsonDudley SouthLab (minister)aye
Anne PickingEast LothianLabaye
Stephen PoundEaling NorthLab (minister)aye
Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLab (minister)aye
Malcolm SavidgeAberdeen NorthLabaye
Jim SheridanWest RenfrewshireLab (minister)aye
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLabaye
Gerry SteinbergCity of DurhamLabaye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabaye
Bill TynanHamilton SouthLabaye
Dave WattsSt Helens NorthLabaye
Brian H DonohoeCunninghame SouthLab (minister)both
Jimmy WrayGlasgow BailliestonLabboth
Colin BreedSouth East CornwallLDemaye
John BurnettTorridge and West DevonLDemaye
John PughSouthportLDem (front bench)aye
Steve WebbNorthavonLDem (front bench)aye

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