How your MPs voted - Gay marriageBy Jennie Slevin
February 06, 2013
Dr Phillip Lee, MP from Bracknell Forest has registered abstention on a vote to legalise same-sex marriage.
Last night MPs were given a free vote, meaning they were not told which way to vote by party whips, on whether or not couples of the same sex should have the right to get married in civil and religious ceremonies.
Dr Lee and Rob Wilson, Reading East MP, voted both for and against the bill, technically abstaining from the vote.
Windsor MP Adam Afriyie whose constituency includes some areas of Bracknell, and Wokingham's John Redwood voted against the bill whereas MP for Maidenhead and Home Secretary Theresa May voted for the bill.
MPs voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill by 400 to 175, a majority of 225.
The legislation will now be further scrutinised by Parliament.