Gender Recognition Bill [Lords] — Successful applications: married couples — 25 May 2004 at 18:54
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
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.
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||20||37 (+2 tell)||1||36.8%|
|Lab||289 (+2 tell)||0||0||71.3%|
|John Bercow||Buckingham||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Tim Boswell||Daventry||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Angela Browning||Tiverton and Honiton||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Curry||Skipton and Ripon||Con||aye|
|Michael Fabricant||Lichfield||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Charles Hendry||Wealden||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Douglas Hogg||Sleaford and North Hykeham||Con||aye|
|Boris Johnson||Henley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Eleanor Laing||Epping Forest||Con||aye|
|Andrew Lansley||South Cambridgeshire||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Maclean||Penrith and The Border||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Malcolm Moss||North East Cambridgeshire||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Richard Ottaway||Croydon South||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Mr Richard Page||South West Hertfordshire||Con||aye|
|Mr Jonathan Sayeed||Mid Bedfordshire||whilst Con||aye|
|Andrew Tyrie||Chichester||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Andrew Murrison||Westbury||Con (front bench)||both|