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The majority of MPs voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry.
MPs were technically voting to approve spending arising as a result of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
The text of the approved motion was:
- That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, it is expedient to authorise—
- (1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—
- (a) any expenditure incurred under or by virtue of the Act by a person holding office under Her Majesty or by a government department, and
- (b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided, and
- (2) the payment out of the Consolidated Fund of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of that Fund
-  Parliament's webpage on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (now the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013)
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||215 (+1 tell)||24 (+2 tell)||0||79.3%|
|LDem||43 (+1 tell)||0||0||78.6%|