Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. — 20 May 2002 at 19:30

This amendment to the Adoption and Children Bill would have allowed unmarried heterosexual couples to adopt children. (Homosexual couples were specifically excluded.) The no-voters defeated this amendment.

The House divided: Ayes 174, Noes 301.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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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
Con0 127 (+2 tell)078.7%
DUP0 1020.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab263 (+2 tell) 35273.7%
LDem32 4067.9%
PC4 00100.0%
UUP0 3050.0%
Total:299 171274.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

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
Mr Malcolm SavidgeAberdeen NorthLabaye
Mr John McWilliamBlaydonLabaye
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabaye
Ruth KellyBolton WestLab (minister)aye
Joe BentonBootleLab (minister)aye
Eric MartlewCarlisleLabaye
Mr Gerry SteinbergCity of DurhamLabaye
Jimmy HoodClydesdaleLab (minister)aye
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge and ChrystonLabaye
Brian H DonohoeCunninghame SouthLab (minister)both
Ian PearsonDudley SouthLab (minister)aye
John McFallDumbartonLab (minister)aye
Steve PoundEaling NorthLab (minister)aye
John CummingsEasingtonLabaye
Mrs Anne PickingEast LothianLabaye
Michael ConnartyFalkirk EastLab (minister)aye
Mr Jimmy WrayGlasgow BailliestonLabboth
Thomas McAvoyGlasgow RutherglenLab (minister)aye
David MarshallGlasgow ShettlestonLabaye
Mr Bill TynanHamilton SouthLabaye
Stephen HepburnJarrowLabaye
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)aye
Stuart BellMiddlesbroughLab (minister)aye
David HamiltonMidlothianLab (minister)aye
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLabaye
Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLab (minister)aye
Mr Bill O'BrienNormantonLabaye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabaye
Steve WebbNorthavonLDem (front bench)aye
Bill OlnerNuneatonLabaye
Mr Tony ColmanPutneyLabaye
Colin BreedSouth East CornwallLDemaye
John PughSouthportLDem (front bench)aye
Dave WattsSt Helens NorthLabaye
Frank CookStockton NorthLabaye
David DrewStroudLab (minister)aye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabaye
Mr John BurnettTorridge and West DevonLDemaye
Bob BlizzardWaveneyLabaye
Jim SheridanWest RenfrewshireLab (minister)aye
Tony CunninghamWorkingtonLab (minister)aye

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