Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill — 4 Nov 2014 at 13:28

George Osborne MP, Tatton did not vote.

The majority of MPs voted in favour of clarifying that abortions on the grounds of the sex of the unborn child are not permitted.

The majority of MPs taking part in this vote voted in favour of the following motion:

  • That leave be given to bring in a Bill to clarify the law relating to abortion on the basis of sex-selection; and for connected purposes.

While the text of the Bill[1] was not available at the time of the vote the MP seeking permission to bring in the Bill stated[2]:

  • The Bill is extremely straightforward, merely clarifying that nothing in section 1 of the Abortion Act 1967 allows a pregnancy to be terminated on the grounds of the sex of the unborn child.

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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%
Con80 (+1 tell) 0 (+2 tell)027.4%
DUP5 (+1 tell) 0075.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab76 1029.8%
LDem14 0025.0%
SDLP3 00100.0%
SNP2 0033.3%
Total:182 1029.4%

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
Steven BakerWycombeCon (front bench)tellno
Gary StreeterSouth West DevonCon (front bench)tellno
Glenda JacksonHampstead and KilburnLab (minister)no

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