Serious Crime Bill — New Clause 1 — Making Clear Abortion on the Basis of Gender is Illegal — 23 Feb 2015 at 21:00
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted against making clear that sex-selective abortion is illegal.
MPs were considering the Serious Crime Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was:
- Nothing in section 1 of the Abortion Act 1967 is to be interpreted as allowing a pregnancy to be terminated on the grounds of the sex of the unborn child.
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||77 (+1 tell)||149 (+2 tell)||2||76.2%|
|LDem||29 (+1 tell)||12||0||75.0%|