Sex Education (Required Content) Bill — 4 May 2011 at 12:47
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted to require additional sex education for girls aged 13 - 16, including information and advice on the benefits of abstinence from sexual activity.
The vote was on the question of if the Sex Education (Required Content) Bill, a private members bill moved by Nadine Dorries MP, should get a second reading, ie. if it should be debated further and continue on the path to becoming law.
The Bill appears likely to require active promotion of abstinence to girls, with no such requirement of the education provided to boys. The full text of a private members bill is not published (perhaps not even written!) until the second reading stage, so at the point of this division all there is to go on is Nadine Dorries' speech moving the Bill.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Sex Education (Required Content) Bill
-  Nadine Dorries MP, House of Commons, 4th May 2011
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||59 (+2 tell)||4||2||21.9%|
|Lab||2||44 (+2 tell)||0||18.7%|
|Andrew Bingham||High Peak||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mike Freer||Finchley and Golders Green||Con (front bench)||no|
|Sheryll Murray||South East Cornwall||Con (front bench)||no|
|Sarah Newton||Truro and Falmouth||Con (front bench)||no|
|Ronnie Campbell||Blyth Valley||Lab||aye|
|Michael McCann||East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John Hemming||Birmingham, Yardley||LDem (front bench)||both|