Fiona Bruce MP votes against gay marriage in Commons vote

Knutsford Guardian: Fiona Bruce MP votes against gay marriage in Commons vote Fiona Bruce MP votes against gay marriage in Commons vote

FIONA Bruce has voted against gay marriage.

The MP for Holmes Chapel, Cranage and Goostrey also spoke out in a debate in the House of Commons yesterday, Tuesday, saying she was opposed to same sex marriages due to her Christian faith.

The mother-of-two said: "I believe that marriage is a life commitment between a man and a woman for their benefit and the benefit of the children they may have, and for the stability of wider society, and that no Government should redefine it."

MPs voted in favour of the gay marriage bill by 400 votes to 175.

Among them were Tatton MP and Chancellor George Osborne.

But more Tories voted against the bill - 136 - than for it - 127 - while a further 40 Conservative MPs abstained or did not vote.

During the debate, Mrs Bruce said that 95 per cent of her constituents who wrote to her about the issue shared her views.

Eddisbury MP Stephen O'Brien also voted against the bill while Weaver Vale MP Graham Evans and Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson did not vote.

The majority of Labour MPs supported the plans with just under 10 per cent of the party voting against the bill.

During the debate, Labour MP David Lammy said: "As much as I would want Britain always to be the beating heart of radical and progressive change, it is not.

"At root, it has always had a small c conservative spine running through it."

- What do you think about Fiona Bruce MP voting against the gay marriage bill? Do you agree or disagree with her? Send an email to reporter David Morgan at david.morgan@guardiangrp.co.uk

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2:19pm Wed 6 Feb 13

MrBenggo says...

At first I was decidedly against same sex marriage,then I asked myself why?.
I am not religious,mind you I do like a good carol sing along at Christmas,does it affect me,no;so I am not for or against and like some MP's I will sit on the fence.
I respect people against it as it offends their religious faith,and I respect people who are gay as it must take some guts to admit to being gay.
At first I was decidedly against same sex marriage,then I asked myself why?. I am not religious,mind you I do like a good carol sing along at Christmas,does it affect me,no;so I am not for or against and like some MP's I will sit on the fence. I respect people against it as it offends their religious faith,and I respect people who are gay as it must take some guts to admit to being gay. MrBenggo

7:47pm Wed 6 Feb 13

jmyerscough says...

Just a thought, which is more likely to kill the sanctity of marriage. Katie Price getting married to her THIRD husband at the tender age of 34 because her new stripper husband's name starts with the same letter as a physic said her next husband would be called, or a gay couple who have been dating for 34 years who want a church wedding?
Just a thought, which is more likely to kill the sanctity of marriage. Katie Price getting married to her THIRD husband at the tender age of 34 because her new stripper husband's name starts with the same letter as a physic said her next husband would be called, or a gay couple who have been dating for 34 years who want a church wedding? jmyerscough

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