Gender Recognition Bill — 23 Feb 2004 at 20:34
Mr Alistair Carmichael MP, Orkney and Shetland voted with the majority (Aye).
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The Bill provides transsexual people with the opportunity to gain the rights and responsibilities appropriate to the gender in which they are now living. At present, transsexual people live in a state of limbo. Their birth gender determines their legal status.
Those voting Aye to this bill were voting to progress the bill allowing transexual people to change their legal gender.
Question put, That the Bill be now read a Second time:-
The House divided: Ayes 335, Noes 26.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||25||20 (+2 tell)||0||28.8%|
|Lab||285 (+2 tell)||0||0||70.3%|