Gender Recognition Bill — 23 Feb 2004 at 20:34
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The Bill provides transsexual people with the opportunity to gain the rights and responsibilities appropriate to the gender in which they are now living. At present, transsexual people live in a state of limbo. Their birth gender determines their legal status.
Those voting Aye to this bill were voting to progress the bill allowing transexual people to change their legal gender.
Question put, That the Bill be now read a Second time:-
The House divided: Ayes 335, Noes 26.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||25||20 (+2 tell)||0||28.8%|
|Lab||285 (+2 tell)||0||0||70.3%|
|Paul Beresford||Mole Valley||Con||no|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||no|
|Patrick Cormack||South Staffordshire||Con (front bench)||no|
|Eric Forth||Bromley and Chislehurst||Con||no|
|Dominic Grieve||Beaconsfield||Con (front bench)||no|
|Edward Leigh||Gainsborough||Con (front bench)||no|
|Peter Lilley||Hitchin and Harpenden||Con||no|
|Tim Loughton||East Worthing and Shoreham||Con (front bench)||no|
|Anne McIntosh||Vale of York||Con (front bench)||no|
|Andrew Robathan||Blaby||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Laurence Robertson||Tewkesbury||Con (front bench)||no|
|Andrew Rosindell||Romford||Con (front bench)||no|
|Andrew Selous||South West Bedfordshire||Con (front bench)||no|
|Robert Syms||Poole||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mr Teddy Taylor||Rochford and Southend East||Con||no|
|Andrew Turner||Isle of Wight||Con (front bench)||no|
|Angela Watkinson||Upminster||Con (front bench)||no|
|Ann Widdecombe||Maidstone and The Weald||Con||tellno|
|Ann Winterton||Congleton||whilst Con||no|