Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 12 weeks — rejected — 20 May 2008 at 22:00

Jamie Reed MP, Copeland voted with the majority (No).

The majority of MPs voted against adding a new paragraph to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill to change the time limit for the legal termination of pregnancy from 24 weeks to 12 weeks.[1]

The 24 week limit is recorded in the Abortion Act 1967.[2] This limit had most recently been set by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990.[3]

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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
Con72 40 (+2 tell)059.4%
DUP0 6066.7%
Ind4 10100.0%
Ind Lab1 00100.0%
Lab261 (+2 tell) 17079.8%
LDem48 3081.0%
PC2 0066.7%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP5 10100.0%
Total:393 71073.9%

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
David AmessSouthend WestContellaye
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkConaye
Henry BellinghamNorth West NorfolkCon (front bench)aye
Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthConaye
Peter BoneWellingboroughConaye
Julian BrazierCanterburyCon (front bench)aye
David BurrowesEnfield, SouthgateCon (front bench)aye
William CashStoneConaye
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireConaye
Stephen CrabbPreseli PembrokeshireConaye
David DaviesMonmouthConaye
Nadine DorriesMid BedfordshireConaye
Nigel EvansRibble ValleyConaye
Liam FoxWoodspringCon (front bench)aye
Paul GoodmanWycombeCon (front bench)aye
Damian GreenAshfordCon (front bench)aye
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldCon (front bench)aye
John GummerSuffolk CoastalConaye
Mark HarperForest of DeanCon (front bench)aye
John HayesSouth Holland and The DeepingsCon (front bench)aye
Nick HerbertArundel and South DownsCon (front bench)aye
Mark HobanFarehamCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringConaye
Adam HollowayGraveshamConaye
Jeremy HuntSouth West SurreyCon (front bench)aye
Daniel KawczynskiShrewsbury and AtchamConaye
Edward LeighGainsboroughConaye
David LidingtonAylesburyCon (front bench)aye
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConaye
Anne MainSt AlbansContellaye
Patrick McLoughlinWest DerbyshireCon (front bench)aye
Owen PatersonNorth ShropshireCon (front bench)aye
Mark PritchardThe WrekinConaye
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)aye
Andrew SelousSouth West BedfordshireCon (front bench)aye
Gary StreeterSouth West DevonConaye
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)aye
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightConaye
Charles WalkerBroxbourneConaye
Nigel WatersonEastbourneCon (front bench)aye
Angela WatkinsonUpminsterCon (front bench)aye
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConaye
John BattleLeeds WestLabaye
Joe BentonBootleLabaye
Des BrowneKilmarnock and LoudounLab (minister)aye
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabaye
John CummingsEasingtonLabaye
Claire Curtis-ThomasCrosbyLab (PPS)aye
David DrewStroudLabaye
Ruth KellyBolton WestLab (minister)aye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabaye
Thomas McAvoyRutherglen and Hamilton WestLab (minister)aye
John McFallWest DunbartonshireLabaye
Jim McGovernDundee WestLab (PPS)aye
Paul MurphyTorfaenLab (minister)aye
Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLab (minister)aye
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLabaye
Don TouhigIslwynLabaye
Keith VazLeicester EastLabaye
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDem (front bench)aye
John PughSouthportLDem (front bench)aye
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)aye
Angus MacNeilNa h-Eileanan an IarSNP (front bench)aye

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