Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill — 4 Nov 2014 at 13:28
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset 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.
- 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.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill
-  Fiona Bruce MP, (Congleton, Conservative), House of Commons, 4 November 2014
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||80 (+1 tell)||0 (+2 tell)||0||27.4%|
|DUP||5 (+1 tell)||0||0||75.0%|
|Steven Baker||Wycombe||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Gary Streeter||South West Devon||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Glenda Jackson||Hampstead and Kilburn||Lab (minister)||no|