Gender Recognition Bill [Lords] — Religion — 25 May 2004 at 14:45
Brian Sedgemore MP, Hackney South and Shoreditch voted with the majority (No).
The amendment under discussion would create protection for religious organisations against the effects of the bill (in a similar way that sporting events were granted protection). The amendment read as follows.
If a court’s determination of any question arising under this Act might affect the exercise by a religious organisation (itself or its members collectively) of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, it must have particular regard to the importance of that right.
The House divided: Ayes 104, Noes 276.
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||4||72 (+2 tell)||0||47.9%|
|Lab||276 (+2 tell)||2||0||68.6%|
|John Bercow||Buckingham||Con (front bench)||no|
|Peter Duncan||Galloway and Upper Nithsdale||Con (front bench)||no|
|Richard Page||South West Hertfordshire||Con||no|
|Andrew Tyrie||Chichester||Con (front bench)||no|
|Richard Allan||Sheffield, Hallam||LDem (front bench)||no|
|John Barrett||Edinburgh West||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Malcolm Bruce||Gordon||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Brian Cotter||Weston-Super-Mare||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Don Foster||Bath||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Evan Harris||Oxford West and Abingdon||LDem||no|
|Paul Holmes||Chesterfield||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Mark Oaten||Winchester||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Lembit Öpik||Montgomeryshire||LDem (front bench)||no|
|David Rendel||Newbury||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Jenny Tonge||Richmond Park||LDem||no|
|Paul Tyler||North Cornwall||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Richard Younger-Ross||Teignbridge||LDem (front bench)||no|