Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples — 9 Nov 2004 at 17:00

Mr Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (No).

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

The clause in question is as follows.

'(1) Two siblings, both of whom are aged over thirty years, shall be eligible to register as civil partners provided that they have lived together for a continuous period of twelve years immediately prior to the date of registration.

(2) In this section "sibling" means a brother, sister, half-brother or half-sister.

(3) Chapter 2 of Part 2, Chapter 5 of Part 3 and Chapter 2 of Part 4 shall not apply to civil partnerships formed by virtue of this section.

(4) Section [Termination of civil partnerships other than same sex couples] shall apply to civil partnerships formed by virtue of this section.'.—[Mr. Leigh.]

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:-

The Civil Partnership Bill sought to give homosexual couples the equivalent rights to those of married couples. This clause sought to additionally give those rights to brothers and sisters who were living together. Those voting Aye in this division were voting for the clause.

The House divided: Ayes 74, Noes 381.

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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con34 61 (+2 tell)059.5%
DUP0 5083.3%
Ind0 1050.0%
Ind Con0 10100.0%
Lab300 (+2 tell) 2074.7%
LDem40 2076.4%
PC2 0050.0%
SNP5 00100.0%
UUP0 2040.0%
Total:381 74070.8%

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 Peter AinsworthEast SurreyConno
Mr David AtkinsonBournemouth EastConno
Mr Peter AtkinsonHexhamCon (front bench)no
Mr Gregory BarkerBexhill and BattleCon (front bench)no
Mr John BercowBuckinghamConno
Mr Tim BoswellDaventryCon (front bench)no
Mr Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeConno
Mr Alan DuncanRutland and MeltonCon (front bench)no
Mr Nigel EvansRibble ValleyConno
Mr Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)no
Mr Mark FieldCities of London and WestminsterCon (front bench)no
Mr Nick GibbBognor Regis and LittlehamptonConno
Mr David Heathcoat-AmoryWellsConno
Mr Charles HendryWealdenCon (front bench)no
Mr Mark HobanFarehamCon (front bench)no
Mr Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamConno
Mr Michael JackFyldeConno
Mr Robert JacksonWantagewhilst Conno
Mr Robert KeySalisburyConno
Mrs Eleanor LaingEpping ForestCon (front bench)no
Mrs Jacqui LaitBeckenhamCon (front bench)no
Mr Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamCon (front bench)no
Mr Andrew MitchellSutton ColdfieldCon (front bench)no
Mr George OsborneTattonCon (front bench)no
Mr Richard OttawayCroydon SouthConno
Mr Richard PageSouth West HertfordshireConno
Mr James PaiceSouth East CambridgeshireCon (front bench)no
Mr Mark PriskHertford and StortfordCon (front bench)no
Mr Hugh RobertsonFaversham and Mid KentCon (front bench)no
Mrs Gillian ShephardSouth West NorfolkConno
Mr Anthony SteenTotnesConno
Mr John TaylorSolihullConno
Mr Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)no
Sir George YoungNorth West HampshireConno
Mr Calum MacDonaldNa h-Eileanan an IarLabaye
Mr Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLabaye
Mr Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDemaye
Mr Colin BreedSouth East CornwallLDem (front bench)aye

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