Changes to Laws on Consular Marriage Following Introduction of Same Sex Marriages in Parts of the UK — 5 Mar 2014 at 19:16

David Ruffley MP, Bury St Edmunds voted against updating the law on marriages outside the UK in the presence of a consular official following the introduction of same sex marriages in England and Wales.

The majority of MPs voted in favour of updating the law on marriages outside the UK in the presence of a consular official (Consular Marriages) following the introduction of same sex marriages in England and Wales. The arrangement applies where at least one member of the couple is a UK national, the marriage would have been legal in at least part of the UK, the authorities in the country or territory where the marriage is proposed to take place don't object and insufficient facilities exist for them to enter into a marriage under the law of that place.[1]

Consular marriages already existed; the proposed new laws follow the introduction of same sex marriage in England and Wales.

The motion approved by the majority of MPs was:

  • That the draft Consular Marriages and Marriages under Foreign Law Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 23 January, be approved.

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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
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con128 81068.5%
DUP0 7087.5%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab183 10074.8%
LDem47 1085.7%
PC3 00100.0%
SNP4 0066.7%
Total:367 100073.0%

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
Peter AldousWaveneyCon (front bench)no
David AmessSouthend WestCon (front bench)no
Henry BellinghamNorth West NorfolkConno
Andrew BinghamHigh PeakCon (front bench)no
Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthCon (front bench)no
Bob BlackmanHarrow EastCon (front bench)no
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)no
Julian BrazierCanterburyCon (front bench)no
Fiona BruceCongletonCon (front bench)no
Robert BucklandSouth SwindonCon (front bench)no
David BurrowesEnfield, SouthgateConno
Douglas CarswellClactonConno
Bill CashStoneCon (front bench)no
Rehman ChishtiGillingham and RainhamCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownThe CotswoldsCon (front bench)no
Glyn DaviesMontgomeryshireCon (front bench)no
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)no
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConno
Nick de BoisEnfield NorthCon (front bench)no
Nadine DorriesMid BedfordshireCon (front bench)no
Richard DraxSouth DorsetCon (front bench)no
Charlie ElphickeDoverCon (front bench)no
Liam FoxNorth SomersetConno
Roger GaleNorth ThanetCon (front bench)no
Edward GarnierHarboroughConno
Mark GarnierWyre ForestCon (front bench)no
Cheryl GillanChesham and AmershamConno
John GlenSalisburyConno
Robert HalfonHarlowCon (front bench)no
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Adam HollowayGraveshamCon (front bench)no
Gerald HowarthAldershotConno
Stewart JacksonPeterboroughCon (front bench)no
Marcus JonesNuneatonCon (front bench)no
Jeremy LefroyStaffordCon (front bench)no
Edward LeighGainsboroughCon (front bench)no
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)no
Ian Liddell-GraingerBridgwater and West SomersetCon (front bench)no
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenCon (front bench)no
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamConno
Karen LumleyRedditchCon (front bench)no
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)no
Karl McCartneyLincolnCon (front bench)no
Anne McIntoshThirsk and MaltonCon (front bench)no
Stephen McPartlandStevenageConno
Esther McVeyWirral WestCon (front bench)no
Stephen MetcalfeSouth Basildon and East ThurrockCon (front bench)no
David MorrisMorecambe and LunesdaleCon (front bench)no
James MorrisHalesowen and Rowley RegisCon (front bench)no
Bob NeillBromley and ChislehurstCon (front bench)no
Matthew OffordHendonCon (front bench)no
James PaiceSouth East CambridgeshireCon (front bench)no
Neil ParishTiverton and HonitonCon (front bench)no
Mike PenningHemel HempsteadCon (front bench)no
Mark PriskHertford and StortfordConno
John RandallUxbridge and South RuislipCon (front bench)no
John RedwoodWokinghamConno
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetCon (front bench)no
Andrew RobathanSouth LeicestershireCon (front bench)no
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)no
David RuffleyBury St EdmundsCon (front bench)no
David RutleyMacclesfieldConno
Lee ScottIlford NorthConno
Andrew SelousSouth West BedfordshireCon (front bench)no
Henry SmithCrawleyCon (front bench)no
John StevensonCarlisleCon (front bench)no
Bob StewartBeckenhamCon (front bench)no
Mel StrideCentral DevonConno
Julian SturdyYork OuterConno
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleCon (front bench)no
David TredinnickBosworthCon (front bench)no
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)no
Martin VickersCleethorpesCon (front bench)no
Ben WallaceWyre and Preston NorthConno
Heather WheelerSouth DerbyshireCon (front bench)no
Craig WhittakerCalder ValleyCon (front bench)no
John WhittingdaleMaldonCon (front bench)no
Bill WigginNorth HerefordshireConno
Gavin WilliamsonSouth StaffordshireConno
Graham AllenNottingham NorthLab (minister)no
Joe BentonBootleLab (minister)no
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabno
David CrausbyBolton North EastLab (minister)no
Alex CunninghamStockton NorthLab (minister)no
Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLabno
Mary GlindonNorth TynesideLab (minister)no
Jim McGovernDundee WestLab (minister)no
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)no
Jon TrickettHemsworthLab (minister)no
Gordon BirtwistleBurnleyLDemno

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