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

George Young MP, North West Hampshire voted with the majority (No).

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 BaronBillericayConno
John BercowBuckinghamwhilst Conno
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyConno
Crispin BluntReigateConno
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownCotswoldConno
David CurrySkipton and RiponConno
Stephen DorrellCharnwoodConno
James DuddridgeRochford and Southend EastConno
Philip DunneLudlowConno
Edward GarnierHarboroughConno
David Heathcoat-AmoryWellsConno
Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamConno
Nick HurdRuislip - NorthwoodConno
Robert KeySalisburyConno
Julie KirkbrideBromsgroveConno
Greg KnightEast YorkshireConno
Jacqui LaitBeckenhamConno
Andrew MacKayBracknellConno
John MaplesStratford-on-AvonConno
Anne McIntoshVale of YorkConno
Patrick MercerNewarkConno
George OsborneTattonConno
John PenroseWeston-Super-MareConno
Malcolm RifkindKensington and ChelseaConno
Mark SimmondsBoston and SkegnessConno
John StanleyTonbridge and MallingConno
Hugo SwireEast DevonConno
David TredinnickBosworthConno
Andrew TyrieChichesterConno
Peter ViggersGosportConno
Theresa VilliersChipping BarnetConno
Bill WigginLeominsterConno
George YoungNorth West HampshireConno
John BattleLeeds WestLabaye
Stuart BellMiddlesbroughLabaye
Joe BentonBootleLabaye
David BorrowSouth RibbleLabaye
Des BrowneKilmarnock and LoudounLabaye
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabaye
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabaye
David CrausbyBolton North EastLabaye
John CummingsEasingtonLabaye
Tony CunninghamWorkingtonLabaye
Claire Curtis-ThomasCrosbyLabaye
David DrewStroudLabaye
Frank FieldBirkenheadLabaye
Michael Jabez FosterHastings and RyeLabaye
Paul GogginsWythenshawe and Sale EastLabaye
John GroganSelbyLabaye
Tom HarrisGlasgow SouthLabaye
Meg HillierHackney South and ShoreditchLabaye
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLabaye
Huw Irranca-DaviesOgmoreLabaye
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLabaye
Ruth KellyBolton WestLabaye
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabaye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabaye
Shahid MalikDewsburyLabaye
Gordon MarsdenBlackpool SouthLabaye
Thomas McAvoyRutherglen and Hamilton WestLabaye
John McFallWest DunbartonshireLabaye
Jim McGovernDundee WestLabaye
Paul MurphyTorfaenLabaye
Albert OwenYnys MônLabaye
Greg PopeHyndburnLabaye
Stephen PoundEaling NorthLabaye
Bridget PrenticeLewisham EastLabaye
Andy ReedLoughboroughLabaye
John ReidAirdrie and ShottsLabaye
Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLabaye
Chris RuaneVale of ClwydLabaye
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLabaye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabtellaye
Don TouhigIslwynLabaye
Derek TwiggHaltonLabaye
Keith VazLeicester EastLabaye
Claire WardWatfordLabaye
Norman BakerLewesLDemaye
Colin BreedSouth East CornwallLDemaye
Simon HughesNorth Southwark and BermondseyLDemaye
David LawsYeovilLDemaye
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDemaye
John PughSouthportLDemaye
Dan RogersonNorth CornwallLDemaye
Paul RowenRochdaleLDemaye
Bob RussellColchesterLDemaye
Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDemaye
Sarah TeatherBrent EastLDemaye
Roger WilliamsBrecon and RadnorshireLDemaye
Richard Younger-RossTeignbridgeLDemaye

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