Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 16 weeks — rejected — 20 May 2008 at 22:00

The majority of MPs voted against adding an new paragraph to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill to change the time limit for the legal termination of pregnancy from 24 weeks to 16 weeks.[1]

A preceding attempt to change the limit to 12 weeks had also failed.[2]

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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
Con69 51 (+2 tell)063.5%
DUP0 6066.7%
Ind4 10100.0%
Ind Lab1 00100.0%
Lab257 (+2 tell) 19079.2%
LDem48 3081.0%
PC2 0066.7%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP5 10100.0%
Total:386 84074.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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
Michael AncramDevizesConaye
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkConaye
John BattleLeeds WestLabaye
Henry BellinghamNorth West NorfolkConaye
Joe BentonBootleLabaye
Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthConaye
Peter BoneWellingboroughConaye
Julian BrazierCanterburyConaye
David BurrowesEnfield, SouthgateConaye
William CashStoneConaye
Christopher ChopeChristchurchConaye
James ClappisonHertsmereConaye
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabaye
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireConaye
Geoffrey CoxTorridge and West DevonConaye
Stephen CrabbPreseli PembrokeshireConaye
John CummingsEasingtonLabaye
Claire Curtis-ThomasCrosbyLab (PPS)aye
David DaviesMonmouthConaye
Nadine DorriesMid BedfordshireConaye
David DrewStroudLabaye
Bill EtheringtonSunderland NorthLabaye
Nigel EvansRibble ValleyConaye
Liam FoxWoodspringConaye
Paul GoodmanWycombeCon (front bench)aye
James GrayNorth WiltshireConaye
Damian GreenAshfordConaye
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldConaye
John GummerSuffolk CoastalConaye
Greg HandsHammersmith and FulhamConaye
Mark HarperForest of DeanConaye
John HayesSouth Holland and The DeepingsConaye
Nick HerbertArundel and South DownsConaye
Mark HobanFarehamConaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringConaye
Adam HollowayGraveshamConaye
Jeremy HuntSouth West SurreyConaye
Stewart JacksonPeterboroughConaye
David JonesClwyd WestConaye
Daniel KawczynskiShrewsbury and AtchamConaye
Ruth KellyBolton WestLab (minister)aye
Edward LeighGainsboroughConaye
David LidingtonAylesburyConaye
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConaye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabaye
Angus MacNeilNa h-Eileanan an IarSNPaye
Anne MainSt AlbansContellaye
Humfrey MalinsWokingConaye
Thomas McAvoyRutherglen and Hamilton WestLab (minister)aye
John McFallWest DunbartonshireLabaye
Jim McGovernDundee WestLab (PPS)aye
Patrick McLoughlinWest DerbyshireConaye
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDemaye
Paul MurphyTorfaenLabaye
Owen PatersonNorth ShropshireConaye
Eric PicklesBrentwood and OngarConaye
Mark PritchardThe WrekinConaye
John PughSouthportLDemaye
John ReidAirdrie and ShottsLabaye
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyConaye
Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLabaye
Bob RussellColchesterLDemaye
Andrew SelousSouth West BedfordshireConaye
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLabaye
Gary StreeterSouth West DevonConaye
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)aye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabaye
Don TouhigIslwynLabaye
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightConaye
Keith VazLeicester EastLabaye
Charles WalkerBroxbourneConaye
Robert WalterNorth DorsetConaye
Nigel WatersonEastbourneCon (front bench)aye
Angela WatkinsonUpminsterConaye
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConaye

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