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

David Cameron MP, Witney voted in the minority (Aye).

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 20 weeks.[1]

A preceding attempt to change the limit to 16 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
Con35 118 (+1 tell)080.2%
DUP0 6066.7%
Ind2 30100.0%
Ind Lab1 00100.0%
Lab246 (+2 tell) 43 (+1 tell)083.2%
LDem42 13087.3%
PC2 0066.7%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP3 30100.0%
UUP0 10100.0%
Total:331 190082.8%

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
James ArbuthnotNorth East HampshireConno
Tony BaldryBanburyConno
John BaronBillericayCon (front bench)no
John BercowBuckinghamwhilst Conno
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyConno
Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)no
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownCotswoldCon (front bench)no
David CurrySkipton and RiponConno
Stephen DorrellCharnwoodConno
James DuddridgeRochford and Southend EastCon (front bench)no
Philip DunneLudlowConno
Edward GarnierHarboroughCon (front bench)no
David Heathcoat-AmoryWellsConno
Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamConno
Nick HurdRuislip - NorthwoodCon (front bench)no
Robert KeySalisburyConno
Julie KirkbrideBromsgroveConno
Greg KnightEast YorkshireConno
Jacqui LaitBeckenhamCon (front bench)no
Andrew MacKayBracknellCon (front bench)no
John MaplesStratford-on-AvonConno
Anne McIntoshVale of YorkCon (front bench)no
Patrick MercerNewarkConno
George OsborneTattonCon (front bench)no
John PenroseWeston-Super-MareConno
Malcolm RifkindKensington and ChelseaConno
Mark SimmondsBoston and SkegnessCon (front bench)no
John StanleyTonbridge and MallingConno
Hugo SwireEast DevonConno
David TredinnickBosworthConno
Andrew TyrieChichesterConno
Peter ViggersGosportConno
Theresa VilliersChipping BarnetCon (front bench)no
Bill WigginLeominsterCon (front bench)no
George YoungNorth West HampshireConno
John BattleLeeds WestLabaye
Stuart BellMiddlesbroughLab (minister)aye
Joe BentonBootleLabaye
David BorrowSouth RibbleLabaye
Des BrowneKilmarnock and LoudounLab (minister)aye
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabaye
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabaye
David CrausbyBolton North EastLabaye
John CummingsEasingtonLabaye
Tony CunninghamWorkingtonLab (minister)aye
Claire Curtis-ThomasCrosbyLab (PPS)aye
David DrewStroudLabaye
Frank FieldBirkenheadLabaye
Michael Jabez FosterHastings and RyeLabaye
Paul GogginsWythenshawe and Sale EastLab (minister)aye
John GroganSelbyLabaye
Tom HarrisGlasgow SouthLab (minister)aye
Meg HillierHackney South and ShoreditchLab (minister)aye
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLabaye
Huw Irranca-DaviesOgmoreLab (minister)aye
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLab (PPS)aye
Ruth KellyBolton WestLab (minister)aye
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabaye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabaye
Shahid MalikDewsburyLab (minister)aye
Gordon MarsdenBlackpool SouthLabaye
Thomas McAvoyRutherglen and Hamilton WestLab (minister)aye
John McFallWest DunbartonshireLabaye
Jim McGovernDundee WestLab (PPS)aye
Paul MurphyTorfaenLab (minister)aye
Albert OwenYnys MônLabaye
Greg PopeHyndburnLabaye
Stephen PoundEaling NorthLab (PPS)aye
Bridget PrenticeLewisham EastLab (minister)aye
Andy ReedLoughboroughLabaye
John ReidAirdrie and ShottsLabaye
Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLab (minister)aye
Chris RuaneVale of ClwydLab (PPS)aye
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLabaye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabtellaye
Don TouhigIslwynLabaye
Derek TwiggHaltonLab (minister)aye
Keith VazLeicester EastLabaye
Claire WardWatfordLab (minister)aye
Norman BakerLewesLDem (front bench)aye
Colin BreedSouth East CornwallLDem (front bench)aye
Simon HughesNorth Southwark and BermondseyLDem (front bench)aye
David LawsYeovilLDem (front bench)aye
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDem (front bench)aye
John PughSouthportLDem (front bench)aye
Dan RogersonNorth CornwallLDem (front bench)aye
Paul RowenRochdaleLDem (front bench)aye
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)aye
Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDemaye
Sarah TeatherBrent EastLDem (front bench)aye
Roger WilliamsBrecon and RadnorshireLDem (front bench)aye
Richard Younger-RossTeignbridgeLDem (front bench)aye

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