Search

How Newham’s MPs voted in gay marriage bill

10:07 06 February 2013

West Ham MP Lyn Brown voted in favour of the bill giving gay people equal marriage rights.

Her colleague, East Ham MP, Stephen Timms, abstained in the vote yesterday. He was one of 16 Labour MPs who chose not to vote.

MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the bill which will now be debated in the House of Lords.

There was a 225-vote majority as Parliament took a historic step towards granting full equality for gay people.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 17:28
A woman is on trial accused of killing a suspected peadophile

A woman accused of killing a suspected paedophile has denied stabbing him but admitted to “poking” him with a knife following a confrontation, a court heard today.

Silvertown
Yesterday, 16:17
The county will see some warm weather

The borough is set to be bathed in a sweltering heat this week as temperatures reach over 30 degrees.

NHS
Yesterday, 15:22
Visitors meet the Sahara Care tiger at the Autism Show

Thousands attended this year’s Autism Show to learn more about the condition and service providers.

Yesterday, 13:00
Dragon Boat Festival at the London Regatta Centre with competing teams from across the country

Wind and rain could not dampen spirits at the London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival last Sunday, where a record 44 vessels fought it out for four top prizes.

London Regatta Centre

Most read news

Competitions

Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more
Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder