Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill — Clause 1 — Ratification of the Istanbul Convention on Violence Against Women — 24 Feb 2017 at 12:00

John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare did not vote.

The majority of MPs voted against ratifying a European convention aimed at preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

MPs were considering the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill[1].

The amendment supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • Amendment: 1, page 1, line 1, leave out clause 1.

Clause 1 of the Bill was titled Ratification of the Istanbul Convention on violence against women and stated:

The convention contains the following clauses, among others:

  • Parties shall take the necessary legislative and other measures to promote and protect the right for everyone, particularly women, to live free from violence in both the public and the private sphere.
  • Parties condemn all forms of discrimination against women and take, without delay, the necessary legislative and other measures to prevent it, in particular by:
  • –embodying in their national constitutions or other appropriate legislation the principle of equality between women and men and ensuring the practical realisation of this principle;
  • –prohibiting discrimination against women, including through the use of sanctions, where appropriate;
  • –abolishing laws and practices which discriminate against women

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Debate in Parliament |

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
Con44 (+1 tell) 3 (+2 tell)015.2%
Independent2 0066.7%
Lab42 0018.2%
LDem2 0022.2%
SNP47 (+1 tell) 0088.9%
Total:137 3023.0%

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
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)tellno
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)no
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)tellno

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