How did Notts MPs vote on the Gay Marriage bill?
MPs approved same-sex marriage in England and Wales in a Commons vote last night, despite the opposition of nearly half the Conservative MPs.
The Commons voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, by 400 to 175, a majority of 225, following a lengthy debate.
Of the 11 Notts MPs, nine voted in favour of the bill. These were Graham Allen (Nottingham North), Vernon Coaker (Gedling), Ken Clarke (Rushcliffe), Lilian Greenwood (Nottingham South), Chris Leslie (Nottingham East), Alan Meale (Mansfield), John Mann (Bassetlaw), Gloria de Piero (Ashfield) and Anna Soubry (Broxtowe).
The remaining two MPs did not vote on the bill. They were Patrick Mercer (Newark) and Mark Spencer (Sherwood).
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Prime Minister David Cameron said the move was "an important step forward".
Writing on Twitter, Mr Cameron said: “Strong views exist on both sides but I believe MPs voting for gay people being able to marry too, is a step forward for our country.”
More Tories voted against the bill (136) than for it (127) while a further 40 either did not vote or abstained.