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The Parliamentary Vote on the Bruce (Sex-Selective Abortion) Amendment

Yesterday evening, MPs voted against the Bruce Amendment that would have clarified the law on sex-selective abortion. This was largely due to a Labour party whip (despite this being a ‘conscience’ issue). The MPs who rejected this amendment should be ashamed of themselves, and those who voted for it (especially those Labour MPs who defied their party’s bullying) should be congratulated.

Below, you can find the entire voting record. The ‘Ayes’ are those who voted for the Bruce Amendment, and the ‘Noes’ are those who voted against. We encourage you to write to your MP, and let them know how this may affect the way you vote in the up-coming General Election. The votes cast were:

AYES (201)

Conservative:
Afriyie, Adam
Adams, Nigel
Aldous, Peter
Amess, Sir David
Andrew, Stuart
Arbuthnot, rh Mr James
Bacon, Mr Richard
Baldry, rh Sir Tony
Barclay, Stephen
Bebb, Guto
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Benyon, Richard
Berry, Jake
Blackman, Bob
Bone, Mr Peter
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Brady, Mr Graham
Brazier, Mr Julian
Brokenshire, James
Bruce, Fiona
Burley, Mr Aidan
Burns, Conor
Burns, rh Mr Simon
Burrowes, Mr David
Burt, rh Alistair
Cairns, Alun
Carmichael, Neil
Cash, Sir William
Chishti, Rehman
Chope, Mr Christopher
Coffey, Dr Thérèse
Colvile, Oliver
Cox, Mr Geoffrey
Crabb, rh Stephen
Davies, Glyn
de Bois, Nick
Dinenage, Caroline
Dorries, Nadine
Duncan Smith, rh Mr Iain
Dunne, Mr Philip
Ellis, Michael
Ellwood, Mr Tobias
Elphicke, Charlie
Evans, Graham
Evans, Jonathan
Evans, Mr Nigel
Evennett, Mr David
Fallon, rh Michael
Field, Mark
Fox, rh Dr Liam
Francois, rh Mr Mark
Fuller, Richard
Gale, Sir Roger
Garnier, Mark
Gillan, rh Mrs Cheryl
Glen, John
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Graham, Richard
Gray, Mr James
Green, rh Damian
Grieve, rh Mr Dominic
Gummer, Ben
Halfon, Robert
Hammond, Stephen
Hands, rh Greg
Harper, Mr Mark
Hart, Simon
Haselhurst, rh Sir Alan
Hayes, rh Mr John
Heaton-Harris, Chris
Hollingbery, George
Hollobone, Mr Philip
Howarth, Sir Gerald
Hunt, rh Mr Jeremy
Jackson, Mr Stewart Javid, rh Sajid
Jones, Mr Marcus
Kawczynski, Daniel
Kelly, Chris
Knight, rh Sir Greg
Leadsom, Andrea
Lefroy, Jeremy
Leigh, Sir Edward
Leslie, Charlotte
Letwin, rh Mr Oliver
Lewis, Dr Julian
Lidington, rh Mr David
Lilley, rh Mr Peter
Lloyd, Stephen
Loughton, Tim
Luff, Sir Peter
Lumley, Karen
May, rh Mrs Theresa
McCartney, Karl
McLoughlin, rh Mr Patrick
McPartland, Stephen
Menzies, Mark
Mills, Nigel
Mitchell, rh Mr Andrew
Mosley, Stephen
Mundell, rh David
Neill, Robert
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Nuttall, Mr David
O’Brien, rh Mr Stephen
Ollerenshaw, Eric
Paice, rh Sir James
Patel, Priti
Pawsey, Mark
Penning, rh Mike
Percy, Andrew
Pickles, rh Mr Eric
Pincher, Christopher
Prisk, Mr Mark
Pritchard, Mark
Raab, Mr Dominic
Randall, rh Sir John
Redwood, rh Mr John
Rees-Mogg, Jacob
Reevell, Simon
Robathan, rh Mr Andrew
Rosindell, Andrew
Ruffley, Mr David
Rutley, David
Scott, Mr Lee
Selous, Andrew
Shelbrooke, Alec
Smith, Henry
Spelman, rh Mrs Caroline
Stephenson, Andrew
Stewart, Iain
Streeter, Mr Gary
Stuart, Mr Graham
Sturdy, Julian
Swayne, rh Mr Desmond
Syms, Mr Robert
Tapsell, rh Sir Peter
Turner, Mr Andrew
Vara, Mr Shailesh
Vickers, Martin
Walker, Mr Charles
Walker, Mr Robin
Wallace, Mr Ben
Wharton, James
White, Chris
Whittaker, Craig
Whittingdale, Mr John
Wiggin, Bill
Williamson, Gavin
Wilson, Mr Rob

Labour:
Blomfield, Paul
Blunkett, rh Mr David
Bridgen, Andrew
Connarty, Michael
Cooper, Rosie
Crausby, Mr David
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Docherty, Thomas
Doyle, Gemma
Field, rh Mr Frank
Flello, Robert
Glass, Pat
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Greatrex, Tom
Harris, Mr Tom
Hillier, Meg
Hinds, Damian
Hoban, Mr Mark
Hoey, Kate
Jones, Susan Elan
Kane, Mike
Marsden, Mr Gordon
McCann, Mr Michael
Meale, Sir Alan
Mudie, Mr George
Murphy, rh Paul
Pound, Stephen
Roy, Mr Frank
Shuker, Gavin
Spellar, rh Mr John
Twigg, Derek

Liberal:
Baker, rh Norman
Beith, rh Sir Alan
Birtwistle, Gordon
Kennedy, rh Mr Charles
Pugh, John
Reid, Mr Alan
Rogerson, Dan
Russell, Sir Bob
Stunell, rh Sir Andrew
Webb, rh Steve
Williams, Mr Mark

Others:
Donaldson, rh Mr Jeffrey M. (DUP)
McCrea, Dr William (DUP)
Shannon, Jim (DUP)
Wilson, Sammy (DUP)
Llwyd, rh Mr Elfyn (PC)
Durkan, Mark (SDLP)
Ritchie, Ms Margaret (SDLP)
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan (SNP)
Weir, Mr Mike (SNP)
Carswell, Douglas (UKIP)
Reckless, Mark (UKIP)

(Tellers: Steve Baker and David T.C. Davies)

NOES (290*)

Conservative:
Baron, Mr John
Beresford, Sir Paul
Blunt, Crispin
Boles, Nick
Brine, Steve
Byles, Dan
Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey
Collins, Damian
Crouch, Tracey
Duncan, rh Sir Alan
Ellison, Jane
Fabricant, Michael
Freer, Mike
Garnier, Mark
Gibb, Mr Nick
Goldsmith, Zac
Greening, rh Justine
Gyimah, Mr Sam
Hancock, rh Matthew
Harrington, Richard
Harris, Rebecca
Hart, Simon
Hollingbery, George
Howell, John
Hurd, Mr Nick
James, Margot
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Jenrick, Robert
Johnson, Gareth
Johnson, Joseph
Jones, Andrew
Kirby, Simon
Lancaster, Mark
Latham, Pauline
Lewis, Brandon
Liddell-Grainger, Mr Ian
McCartney, Jason
Metcalfe, Stephen
Miller, rh Maria
Mordaunt, Penny
Morgan, rh Nicky
Morris, James
Mowat, David
Murray, Sheryll
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Nokes, Caroline
Offord, Dr Matthew
Ottaway, rh Sir Richard
Parish, Neil
Perry, Claire
Phillips, Stephen
Poulter, Dr Daniel
Robertson, rh Sir Hugh
Sandys, Laura
Shapps, rh Grant
Simmonds, rh Mark
Simpson, Mr Keith
Skidmore, Chris
Smith, Chloe
Smith, Sir Robert
Soames, rh Sir Nicholas
Soubry, Anna
Stewart, Bob
Stewart, Rory
Stride, Mel
Swire, rh Mr Hugo
Tomlinson, Justin
Tyrie, Mr Andrew
Uppal, Paul
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Watkinson, Dame Angela
Weatherley, Mike
Wheeler, Heather
Wollaston, Dr Sarah
Yeo, Mr Tim
Young, rh Sir George
Zahawi, Nadhim

Labour:
Abbott, Ms Diane
Abrahams, Debbie
Ainsworth, rh Mr Bob
Alexander, Heidi
Ali, Rushanara
Allen, Mr Graham
Anderson, Mr David
Ashworth, Jonathan
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Bain, Mr William
Balls, rh Ed
Barron, rh Kevin
Bayley, Sir Hugh
Beckett, rh Margaret
Benn, rh Hilary
Berger, Luciana
Betts, Mr Clive
Bingham, Andrew
Blears, rh Hazel
Blenkinsop, Tom
Blomfield, Paul
Bradshaw, rh Mr Ben
Brennan, Kevin
Brown, rh Mr Nicholas
Brown, Mr Russell
Bryant, Chris
Buck, Ms Karen
Burnham, rh Andy
Byrne, rh Mr Liam
Campbell, rh Mr Alan
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Hendry, Charles
Caton, Martin
Chapman, Jenny
Coaker, Vernon
Coffey, Ann
Cooper, Rosie
Cooper, rh Yvette
Corbyn, Jeremy
Creagh, Mary
Creasy, Stella
Cryer, John
Cunningham, Alex
Dakin, Nic
Danczuk, Simon
Darling, rh Mr Alistair
David, Wayne
Davidson, Mr Ian
Davies, Geraint
De Piero, Gloria
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Doran, Mr Frank
Doughty, Stephen
Dowd, Jim
Dromey, Jack
Dugher, Michael
Eagle, Ms Angela
Eagle, Maria
Efford, Clive
Elliott, Julie
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Evans, Chris
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Flint, rh Caroline
Flynn, Paul
Fovargue, Yvonne
Francis, Dr Hywel
Gapes, Mike
Gardiner, Barry
Green, Kate
Greenwood, Lilian
Griffith, Nia
Gwynne, Andrew
Hain, rh Mr Peter
Hamilton, Mr David
Hamilton, Fabian
Hanson, rh Mr David
Harman, rh Ms Harriet
Havard, Mr Dai
Healey, rh John
Heyes, David
Hilling, Julie
Hodge, rh Margaret
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Hood, Mr Jim
Hopkins, Kelvin
Howarth, rh Mr George
Hunt, Tristram
Irranca-Davies, Huw
Jackson, Glenda
James, Mrs Siân C.
Jarvis, Dan
Johnson, rh Alan
Johnson, Diana
Jones, Graham
Jones, Mr Kevan
Jowell, rh Dame Tessa
Kane, Mike
Kendall, Liz
Khan, rh Sadiq
Lavery, Ian
Lazarowicz, Mark
Leslie, Chris
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Love, Mr Andrew
Lucas, Ian
Mactaggart, Fiona
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Malhotra, Seema
Mann, John
McCabe, Steve
McCarthy, Kerry
McDonagh, Siobhain
McDonald, Andy
McDonnell, John
McFadden, rh Mr Pat
McGovern, Alison
McGuire, rh Dame Anne
McInnes, Liz
McKechin, Ann
McKenzie, Mr Iain
Mearns, Ian
Miliband, rh Edward
Miller, Andrew
Mitchell, Austin
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Morden, Jessica
Morrice, Graeme
Morris, Grahame M.
Munn, Meg
Munt, Tessa
Nandy, Lisa
O’Donnell, Fiona
Onwurah, Chi
Osborne, Sandra
Owen, Albert
Pearce, Teresa
Perkins, Toby
Phillipson, Bridget
Powell, Lucy
Qureshi, Yasmin
Raynsford, rh Mr Nick
Reed, Mr Steve
Reynolds, Emma
Robertson, John
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Rotheram, Steve
Ruddock, rh Dame Joan
Sarwar, Anas
Sawford, Andy
Seabeck, Alison
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Slaughter, Mr Andy
Smith, rh Mr Andrew
Smith, Angela
Smith, Julian
Smith, Nick
Smith, Owen
Stringer, Graham
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Tami, Mark
Thornberry, Emily
Trickett, Jon
Turner, Karl
Twigg, Stephen
Umunna, Mr Chuka
Vaz, Valerie
Walley, Joan
Watson, Mr Tom
Watts, Mr Dave
Whitehead, Dr Alan
Williamson, Chris
Wilson, Phil
Winnick, Mr David
Winterton, rh Ms Rosie
Wood, Mike
Woodcock, John
Woodward, rh Mr Shaun
Wright, David
Wright, Mr Iain

Liberal Democrat:
Brake, rh Tom
Brooke, rh Annette
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Bruce, rh Sir Malcolm
Burt, Lorely
Carmichael, rh Mr Alistair
Crockart, Mike
Davey, rh Mr Edward
Featherstone, rh Lynne
Foster, rh Mr Don
George, Andrew
Gilbert, Stephen
Hames, Duncan
Harvey, Sir Nick
Hemming, John
Horwood, Martin
Hughes, rh Simon
Huppert, Dr Julian
Leech, Mr John
Moore, rh Michael
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Swales, Ian
Swinson, Jo
Thurso, rh John
Ward, Mr David
Williams, Stephen
Wright, Simon

Others
Lucas, Caroline (Green)
Hancock, Mr Mike (Ind)
Edwards, Jonathan (PC)
Robertson, Angus (SNP)
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh (SNP)

* David T.C. Davies MP and Robert Flello MP both misattributed to the Noe vote, so their actual figure is 290.