Same sex marriage bill: how peers voted by party

We reported last night the historic decision of the House of Lords to approve the second reading of the Same Sex Marriage Bill by a hefty majority. 73 Lib Dem peers voted against Lord Dear’s wrecking amendment.

And if you were wondering about the breakdown across the parties — how many of each voted for or against? — then Will Howells (formerly of this parish) has posted this handy graph to Twitter:

equal marriage votes

Figures are from Public Whip, with one or two errors as noted here by Will.

* Stephen was Editor (and Co-Editor) of Liberal Democrat Voice from May 2007 to Jan 2015, and writes at The Collected Stephen Tall.

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  • Richard Church 6th Jun '13 - 12:37pm

    So the bishops party join with UKIP,UUP and DUP in their 100% opposition to gay marriage, and in their willingness to undermine the clear wish of the democratic part of parliament.

  • David Evans 6th Jun '13 - 3:30pm

    Or perhaps as a Liberal as well as a Democrat, you could say that they apply different weightings to certain values than other members of the Church family.

  • Roger Roberts/Wales 8th Jun '13 - 12:56am

    There are TWO plaid Cymru members – Wigley and Elis-Thomas. Both supported Equal Marriage.

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    @David Evans What is being discussed here isn't representative democracy. If we follow Matthew Huntbach's reasoning, a smaller share of the vote for both the...
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