Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs — Termination of Pregnancy — 31 Oct 2006 at 15:42

Jo Swinson MP, East Dunbartonshire voted with the majority (No).

The majority Noes rejected a putative Bill reducing the time limit for abortions and requiring counselling and a "cooling off" period.
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to reduce the time limit for legal termination of pregnancy from 24 to 21 weeks; to introduce a cooling off period after the first point of contact with a medical practitioner about a termination; to require the provision of counselling about the medical risk of, and about matters relating to, termination and carrying a pregnancy to term as a condition of informed consent to termination; to enable the time period from the end of the cooling off period to the date of termination to be reduced; and for connected purposes.

Question put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in Bills and nomination of Select Committees at commencement of public business):-

The House divided: Ayes 108, Noes 187.

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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
Con20 83 (+2 tell)053.6%
DUP0 6066.7%
Ind1 0050.0%
Ind Lab1 00100.0%
Lab129 (+1 tell) 5038.4%
LDem34 (+1 tell) 9069.8%
PC1 0033.3%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP1 4083.3%
Total:187 108047.1%

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
John BercowBuckinghamwhilst Conno
Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)no
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeCon (front bench)no
David CurrySkipton and RiponConno
James DuddridgeRochford and Southend EastConno
Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)no
Edward GarnierHarboroughCon (front bench)no
Robert KeySalisburyConno
Julie KirkbrideBromsgroveConno
Greg KnightEast YorkshireConno
Jacqui LaitBeckenhamCon (front bench)no
Andrew MacKayBracknellCon (front bench)no
Patrick MercerNewarkCon (front bench)no
Richard OttawayCroydon SouthConno
Andrew TyrieChichesterConno
Peter ViggersGosportConno
Ben WallaceLancaster and WyreConno
Bill WigginLeominsterCon (front bench)no
David WilshireSpelthorneConno
George YoungNorth West HampshireConno
Frank FieldBirkenheadLabaye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabaye
Jim McGovernDundee WestLabaye
Stephen PoundEaling NorthLab (PPS)aye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabaye
Norman BakerLewesLDemaye
Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDemaye
Tim FarronWestmorland and LonsdaleLDem (front bench)aye
David HeathSomerton and FromeLDem (front bench)aye
David LawsYeovilLDem (front bench)aye
Mark OatenWinchesterLDemaye
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)aye
Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDem (front bench)aye
Roger WilliamsBrecon and RadnorshireLDem (front bench)aye
Pete WishartPerth and North PerthshireSNP (front bench)no

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