Gender Recognition Bill [Lords] — Successful applications: married couples — 25 May 2004 at 18:54

Mr Dai Havard MP, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney voted with the majority (Aye).

I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time.

This is a Bill with a simple rationale. It addresses the difficulties faced by a small, vulnerable minority who have been denied basic legal rights for too long, and seeks to provide transsexual people with legal recognition of an everyday reality: the gender to which they now belong. On meeting the criteria in the Bill, a person will become in law the gender in which he or she now lives. That means that he or she will be able to get a birth certificate that reflects the acquired gender, and be able to marry or claim a pension in that gender.

Question put, That the Bill be now read the Third time:-

Those voting Aye in this division were voting for to allow a transsexual person to change their legal gender.

The House divided: Ayes 355, Noes 46.

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
Con20 37 (+2 tell)136.8%
DUP0 5083.3%
Ind1 0050.0%
Lab289 (+2 tell) 0071.3%
LDem35 0064.8%
PC4 00100.0%
SNP5 00100.0%
UUP0 3060.0%
Total:354 45162.4%

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
Mr John BercowBuckinghamCon (front bench)aye
Mr Tim BoswellDaventryCon (front bench)aye
Mr Peter BottomleyWorthing WestConaye
Mrs Angela BrowningTiverton and HonitonConaye
Mr Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeConaye
Mr David CurrySkipton and RiponConaye
Mr Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)aye
Mr Charles HendryWealdenCon (front bench)aye
Mr Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamConaye
Mr Boris JohnsonHenleyCon (front bench)aye
Mr Robert KeySalisburyConaye
Mrs Eleanor LaingEpping ForestCon (front bench)aye
Mr Andrew LansleySouth CambridgeshireCon (front bench)aye
Mr David MacleanPenrith and The BorderCon (front bench)aye
Mr Malcolm MossNorth East CambridgeshireCon (front bench)aye
Mr Richard OttawayCroydon SouthCon (front bench)aye
Mr Richard PageSouth West HertfordshireConaye
Mr Jonathan SayeedMid Bedfordshirewhilst Conaye
Mr Anthony SteenTotnesConaye
Mr Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)aye
Dr Andrew MurrisonWestburyCon (front bench)both

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