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%
Independent4 10100.0%
Independent Labour1 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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David AmessSouthend WestCon (front bench)tellaye
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkCon (front bench)aye
Henry BellinghamNorth West NorfolkCon (front bench)aye
Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthCon (front bench)aye
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)aye
Julian BrazierCanterburyCon (front bench)aye
David BurrowesEnfield, SouthgateCon (front bench)aye
William CashStoneCon (front bench)aye
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireCon (front bench)aye
Stephen CrabbPreseli PembrokeshireCon (front bench)aye
David DaviesMonmouthCon (front bench)aye
Nadine DorriesMid BedfordshireCon (front bench)aye
Nigel EvansRibble ValleyCon (front bench)aye
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 HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Adam HollowayGraveshamCon (front bench)aye
Jeremy HuntSouth West SurreyCon (front bench)aye
Daniel KawczynskiShrewsbury and AtchamCon (front bench)aye
Edward LeighGainsboroughCon (front bench)aye
David LidingtonAylesburyCon (front bench)aye
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConaye
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)tellaye
Patrick McLoughlinWest DerbyshireCon (front bench)aye
Owen PatersonNorth ShropshireCon (front bench)aye
Mark PritchardThe WrekinCon (front bench)aye
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)aye
Andrew SelousSouth West BedfordshireCon (front bench)aye
Gary StreeterSouth West DevonCon (front bench)aye
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)aye
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)aye
Charles WalkerBroxbourneCon (front bench)aye
Nigel WatersonEastbourneCon (front bench)aye
Angela WatkinsonUpminsterCon (front bench)aye
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConaye
John BattleLeeds WestLab (minister)aye
Joe BentonBootleLab (minister)aye
Des BrowneKilmarnock and LoudounLab (minister)aye
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLab (minister)aye
John CummingsEasingtonLab (minister)aye
Claire Curtis-ThomasCrosbyLab (minister)aye
David DrewStroudLab (minister)aye
Ruth KellyBolton WestLab (minister)aye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLab (minister)aye
Thomas McAvoyRutherglen and Hamilton WestLab (minister)aye
John McFallWest DunbartonshireLab (minister)aye
Jim McGovernDundee WestLab (minister)aye
Paul MurphyTorfaenLab (minister)aye
Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLab (minister)aye
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLab (minister)aye
Don TouhigIslwynLab (minister)aye
Keith VazLeicester EastLab (minister)aye
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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