Gender Recognition Bill — 23 Feb 2004 at 20:34

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.

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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con25 20 (+2 tell)028.8%
DUP0 3050.0%
Independent Conservative0 10100.0%
Lab285 (+2 tell) 0070.3%
LDem17 0031.5%
PC4 00100.0%
SNP4 0080.0%
UUP0 2040.0%
Total:335 26056.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

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
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldCon (front bench)no
Andrew RobathanBlabyCon (front bench)tellno
Eric ForthBromley and ChislehurstConno
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
Ann WintertonCongletonwhilst Conno
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamCon (front bench)no
Edward LeighGainsboroughCon (front bench)no
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConno
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonCon (front bench)no
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)no
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldConno
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdContellno
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyCon (front bench)no
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
Mr Teddy TaylorRochford and Southend EastConno
Andrew RosindellRomfordCon (front bench)no
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireCon (front bench)no
Andrew SelousSouth West BedfordshireCon (front bench)no
David WilshireSpelthorneConno
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)no
Angela WatkinsonUpminsterCon (front bench)no
Anne McIntoshVale of YorkCon (front bench)no

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