Amendments to Acts of Parliament in Light of the Introduction of Same Sex Marriage in Parts of the UK — 5 Mar 2014 at 19:16

The majority of MPs voted in favour of various amendments to acts of Parliament in light of the introduction of same sex marriage.

The motion approved by the majority of MPs was:

Key elements include:

  • Requiring those in a same sex marriage be treated under the law of Scotland for the time being as if they were in a civil partnership (as same sex marriage is not lawful in Scotland, though there is legislation to bring it in going through the Scottish Parliament.)
  • Consequential amendments to many acts of Parliament following the introduction of same sex marriages.
  • Many exceptions to the principle in Section 11 of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 which states: "In the law of England and Wales, marriage has the same effect in relation to same sex couples as it has in relation to opposite sex couples" are made, including some relating to royal titles, rights to peerages and associated titles, EU laws, some pensions regulations, and the defence of marital coercion.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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%
Con125 84068.5%
DUP0 7087.5%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab184 10075.2%
LDem47 1085.7%
PC3 00100.0%
SNP4 0066.7%
Total:365 103073.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

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

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