Sex Education (Required Content) Bill — 4 May 2011 at 12:47

John Hemming MP, Birmingham, Yardley voted both ways.

The majority of MPs voted to require additional sex education for girls aged 13 - 16, including information and advice on the benefits of abstinence from sexual activity.

The vote was on the question of if the Sex Education (Required Content) Bill[1], a private members bill moved by Nadine Dorries MP, should get a second reading, ie. if it should be debated further and continue on the path to becoming law.

The Bill appears likely to require active promotion of abstinence to girls, with no such requirement of the education provided to boys. The full text of a private members bill is not published (perhaps not even written!) until the second reading stage, so at the point of this division all there is to go on is Nadine Dorries' speech moving the Bill[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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con59 (+2 tell) 4221.9%
DUP3 0037.5%
Lab2 44 (+2 tell)018.7%
LDem0 10119.3%
Total:64 58320.5%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Andrew BinghamHigh PeakCon (front bench)no
Mike FreerFinchley and Golders GreenCon (front bench)no
Sheryll MurraySouth East CornwallCon (front bench)no
Sarah NewtonTruro and FalmouthCon (front bench)no
Matthew OffordHendonConboth
John StevensonCarlisleConboth
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabaye
Michael McCannEast Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowLab (minister)aye
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDem (front bench)both

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