Gay marriage debate - how Bristol area MPs voted
A CONTROVERSIAL new law to allow gay marriage was passed by MPs tonight.
After a five-hour debate in Parliament the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill passed its second reading by 400 votes to 175.
The new law would allow same-sex couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies, assuming a church or religious organisation has given its consent. It will also allow couples who had previously entered into civil partnerships to convert their relationship into a marriage.
The move by the Government split Conservatives and MPs were allowed a free vote on the legislation.
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But how did yours vote?
Kerry McCarthy (Lab, Bristol East)
John Penrose (Con, Weston-super-Mare)
Chris Skidmore (Con, Kingswood)
Steve Webb (Lib Dem, Thornbury and Yate)
Stephen Williams (Lib Dem, Bristol West)
Liam Fox (Con, North Somerset)
Jack Lopresti (Con, Filton and Bradley Stoke)
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Con, North East Somerset)
Charlotte Leslie (Con, Bristol North West)
Did not vote:
Dawn Primarolo (Lab, Bristol South)
Ms Primarolo, the Deputy Speaker of the house of Commons, is currently away from Parliament after undergoing a hip operation last month.