Doctor Assisted Dying Bill — Leave to Bring In — 10 Dec 1997
Russell Brown MP, Dumfries voted to allow a terminally ill person to obtain assistance in dying from a doctor.
The majority of MPs voted against allowing a terminally ill person to obtain assistance in dying from a doctor.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable a person who is suffering distress as a result of his terminal illness or incurable physical condition to obtain assistance from a doctor to end his life; and for connected purposes.
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||90 (+1 tell)||5||0||59.3%|
|Lab||113 (+1 tell)||72 (+1 tell)||0||44.8%|
|LDem||20||9 (+1 tell)||0||65.2%|