Assisted Dying Bill — Second Reading — 11 Sep 2015 at 14:01

The majority of MPs voted against allowing a terminally ill person to be lawfully given assistance to end their life with the consent of the High Court.

A terminal illness was defined in the Bill as being an irreversible condition which would reasonably be expected to result in death within six months.

MPs were considering the Assisted Dying Bill[1].

The operative clause 1(1) of the Bill stated:

  • Subject to the consent of the High Court (Family Division) pursuant to subsection (2), a person who is terminally ill may request and lawfully be provided with assistance to end his or her own life.

The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That the Bill be now read a Second time.

The rejection of the motion by the majority of MPs meant the Bill did not make any further progress towards becoming law.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con210 (+1 tell) 27 (+1 tell)072.4%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab91 (+1 tell) 72 (+1 tell)171.6%
LDem3 3075.0%
SDLP3 00100.0%
SNP11 14044.6%
UKIP1 00100.0%
UUP1 0050.0%
Total:329 117170.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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
Heidi AlexanderLewisham EastLab (minister)tellaye
Lucy AllanTelfordCon (front bench)aye
Graham AllenNottingham NorthLabaye
Richard ArklessDumfries and GallowaySNP (front bench)no
Adrian BaileyWest Bromwich WestLab (minister)aye
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLab (minister)aye
Gavin BarwellCroydon CentralCon (front bench)aye
Hilary BennLeeds CentralLab (minister)aye
Clive BettsSheffield South EastLab (minister)aye
Andrew BinghamHigh PeakCon (front bench)aye
Ian BlackfordRoss, Skye and LochaberSNP (front bench)no
Paul BlomfieldSheffield CentralLab (minister)aye
Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)aye
Nick BrownNewcastle upon Tyne EastLab (minister)aye
Karen BuckWestminster NorthLab (minister)aye
Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLab (minister)aye
Ruth CadburyBrentford and IsleworthLab (minister)aye
Lisa CameronEast Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowSNP (front bench)no
Sarah ChampionRotherhamLab (minister)aye
Greg ClarkTunbridge WellsCon (front bench)aye
Ann CoffeyStockportLabaye
Jo CoxBatley and SpenLab (minister)aye
Stella CreasyWalthamstowLab (minister)aye
Tracey CrouchChatham and AylesfordCon (front bench)aye
Wayne DavidCaerphillyLab (minister)aye
Geraint DaviesSwansea WestLab (minister)aye
Angela EagleWallaseyLab (minister)aye
Maria EagleGarston and HalewoodLab (minister)aye
Marion FellowsMotherwell and WishawSNP (front bench)no
Margaret FerrierRutherglen and Hamilton WestSNP (front bench)no
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and LimehouseLab (minister)aye
Caroline FlintDon ValleyLab (minister)aye
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)aye
Vicky FoxcroftLewisham, DeptfordLabaye
Lucy FrazerSouth East CambridgeshireCon (front bench)aye
Nusrat GhaniWealdenCon (front bench)tellaye
Nick GibbBognor Regis and LittlehamptonCon (front bench)aye
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Hall GreenLabaye
Zac GoldsmithRichmond ParkCon (front bench)aye
Helen GoodmanBishop AucklandLab (minister)aye
Patrick GradyGlasgow NorthSNP (front bench)no
Kate GreenStretford and UrmstonLab (minister)aye
Lilian GreenwoodNottingham SouthLab (minister)aye
Louise HaighSheffield, HeeleyLabaye
Harriet HarmanCamberwell and PeckhamLab (minister)aye
Carolyn HarrisSwansea EastLab (minister)aye
Peter Heaton-JonesNorth DevonCon (front bench)aye
Margaret HodgeBarkingLabaye
Kevin HollinrakeThirsk and MaltonCon (front bench)aye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)aye
George HowarthKnowsleyLab (minister)aye
Rupa HuqEaling Central and ActonLabboth
Robert JenrickNewarkConaye
Jo JohnsonOrpingtonCon (front bench)aye
Liz KendallLeicester WestLab (minister)aye
Stephen KinnockAberavonLabaye
Peter KyleHoveLab (minister)aye
Clive LewisNorwich SouthLab (minister)aye
Holly LynchHalifaxLab (minister)aye
Kit MalthouseNorth West HampshireConaye
John MannBassetlawLab (minister)aye
Scott MannNorth CornwallConaye
Rob MarrisWolverhampton South WestLabaye
Tania MathiasTwickenhamCon (front bench)aye
Kerry McCarthyBristol EastLab (minister)aye
Pat McFaddenWolverhampton South EastLab (minister)aye
Huw MerrimanBexhill and BattleCon (front bench)aye
Ed MilibandDoncaster NorthLabaye
Nigel MillsAmber ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Andrew MitchellSutton ColdfieldConaye
Carol MonaghanGlasgow North WestSNP (front bench)no
Madeleine MoonBridgendLab (minister)aye
Ian MurrayEdinburgh SouthLab (minister)aye
Gavin NewlandsPaisley and Renfrewshire NorthSNP (front bench)no
Brendan O'HaraArgyll and ButeSNP (front bench)no
Melanie OnnGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)aye
Guy OppermanHexhamCon (front bench)aye
Matthew PennycookGreenwich and WoolwichLab (minister)aye
Claire PerryDevizesCon (front bench)aye
Jess PhillipsBirmingham, YardleyLab (minister)aye
Chris PhilpCroydon SouthCon (front bench)aye
Lucy PowellManchester CentralLab (minister)aye
Jamie ReedCopelandLab (minister)aye
Christina ReesNeathLab (minister)aye
Emma ReynoldsWolverhampton North EastLab (minister)aye
Geoffrey RobinsonCoventry North WestLabaye
Paul ScullySutton and CheamCon (front bench)aye
Paula SherriffDewsburyLab (minister)aye
Tulip SiddiqHampstead and KilburnLab (minister)aye
Andrew SlaughterHammersmithLab (minister)aye
Cat SmithLancaster and FleetwoodLab (minister)aye
Chloe SmithNorwich NorthConaye
Jeff SmithManchester, WithingtonLab (minister)aye
Owen SmithPontypriddLab (minister)aye
Karin SmythBristol SouthLab (minister)aye
Anna SoubryBroxtoweCon (front bench)aye
Keir StarmerHolborn and St PancrasLab (minister)aye
Chris StephensGlasgow South WestSNPno
Jo StevensCardiff CentralLab (minister)aye
Wes StreetingIlford NorthLab (minister)aye
Mel StrideCentral DevonCon (front bench)aye
Anna TurleyRedcarLab (minister)aye
Karl TurnerKingston upon Hull EastLab (minister)aye
Stephen TwiggLiverpool, West DerbyLab (minister)aye
Chuka UmunnaStreathamLab (minister)aye
Matt WarmanBoston and SkegnessCon (front bench)aye
Catherine WestHornsey and Wood GreenLabaye
Philippa WhitfordCentral AyrshireSNP (front bench)no
Phil WilsonSedgefieldLab (minister)aye
David WinnickWalsall NorthLab (minister)aye
Rosie WintertonDoncaster CentralLab (minister)aye
Iain WrightHartlepoolLab (minister)aye
Daniel ZeichnerCambridgeLab (minister)aye

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