Here are the MPs who voted against equal marriage and abortion access in Northern Ireland

Those who stood against equal rights yesterday were overwhelmingly a mixture of Conservative and DUP MPs.

The House of Commons parliament, the seats filled with MPs

Yesterday, MPs in the House of Commons voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage and abortion access in Northern Ireland within three months if the devolved government remains stalled. However, while those who voted were overwhelmingly in favour, there was still a sizeable number of MPs who voted against.

Inews today published a list of the MPs who voted against. Unsurprisingly, of the same-sex marriage list, where MPs voted 383-73 in favour, the ‘no’ side is made up of a mixture of Conservative and DUP MPs. In the abortion access list, which was voted through by 332-99, a handful of Labour and SNP MPs join the Conservatives and DUP MPs on the ‘no’ side. 190 MPs abstained from voting.

As compiled by Inews, here are the lists:

Those who stood against equal marriage in Northern Ireland:

David Amess (Conservative – Southend West)
Steve Baker (Conservative – Wycombe)
Henry Bellingham (Conservative – North West Norfolk)
Paul Beresford (Conservative – Mole Valley)
Bob Blackman (Conservative – Harrow East)
Peter Bone (Conservative – Wellingborough)
Suella Braverman (Conservative – Fareham) (Proxy vote cast by Steve Baker)
Andrew Bridgen (Conservative – North West Leicestershire)
James Brokenshire (Conservative – Old Bexley and Sidcup)
Fiona Bruce (Conservative – Congleton)
Gregory Campbell (Democratic Unionist Party – East Londonderry)
James Cartlidge (Conservative – South Suffolk)
William Cash (Conservative – Stone)
Rehman Chishti (Conservative – Gillingham and Rainham)
Christopher Chope (Conservative – Christchurch)
Simon Clarke (Conservative – Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland)
Therese Coffey (Conservative – Suffolk Coastal)
Philip Davies (Conservative – Shipley)
David Davis (Conservative – Haltemprice and Howden)
Nigel Dodds (Democratic Unionist Party – Belfast North)
Steve Double (Conservative – St Austell and Newquay)
Richard Drax (Conservative – South Dorset)
David Duguid (Conservative – Banff and Buchan)
George Eustice (Conservative – Camborne and Redruth)
Kevin Foster (Conservative – Torbay)
Roger Gale (Conservative – North Thanet)
Paul Girvan (Democratic Unionist Party – South Antrim)
Robert Goodwill (Conservative – Scarborough and Whitby)
James Gray (Conservative – North Wiltshire)
Kirstene Hair (Conservative – Angus)
Mark Harper (Conservative – Forest of Dean)
John Hayes (Conservative – South Holland and The Deepings)
Kevin Hollinrake (Conservative – Thirsk and Malton)
Philip Hollobone (Conservative – Kettering)
Adam Holloway (Conservative – Gravesham)
John Howell (Conservative – Henley)
Eddie Hughes (Conservative – Walsall North)
Caroline Johnson (Conservative – Sleaford and North Hykeham)
David Jones (Conservative – Clwyd West)
Stephen Kerr (Conservative – Stirling)
Greg Knight (Conservative – East Yorkshire)
John Lamont (Conservative – Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)
Pauline Latham (Conservative – Mid Derbyshire)
Jeremy Lefroy (Conservative – Stafford)
Edward Leigh (Conservative – Gainsborough)
Andrew Lewer (Conservative – Northampton South)
Emma Little Pengelly (Democratic Unionist Party – Belfast South)
Anne Main (Conservative – St Albans)
Nigel Mills (Conservative – Amber Valley)
David Morris (Conservative – Morecambe and Lunesdale)
Matthew Offord (Conservative – Hendon)
Ian Paisley (Democratic Unionist Party – North Antrim)
Owen Paterson (Conservative – North Shropshire)
Mike Penning (Conservative – Hemel Hempstead)
Mark Prisk (Conservative – Hertford and Stortford)
Mark Pritchard (Conservative – The Wrekin)
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative – North East Somerset)
Laurence Robertson (Conservative – Tewkesbury)
Mary Robinson (Conservative – Cheadle)
Andrew Rosindell (Conservative – Romford)
Douglas Ross (Conservative – Moray)
Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party – Strangford)
David Simpson (Democratic Unionist Party – Upper Bann)
John Stevenson (Conservative – Carlisle)
Gary Streeter (Conservative – South West Devon)
Desmond Swayne (Conservative – New Forest West)
Robert Syms (Conservative – Poole)
Derek Thomas (Conservative – St Ives)
Michael Tomlinson (Conservative – Mid Dorset and North Poole)
Martin Vickers (Conservative – Cleethorpes)
Heather Wheeler (Conservative – South Derbyshire)
Bill Wiggin (Conservative – North Herefordshire)
Sammy Wilson (Democratic Unionist Party – East Antrim)

Those who voted to block abortion access in Northern Ireland:

David Amess (Conservative – Southend West)
Steve Baker (Conservative – Wycombe)
Henry Bellingham (Conservative – North West Norfolk)
Paul Beresford (Conservative – Mole Valley)
Bob Blackman (Conservative – Harrow East)
Peter Bone (Conservative – Wellingborough)
Suella Braverman (Conservative – Fareham) (Proxy vote cast by Steve Baker)
Andrew Bridgen (Conservative – North West Leicestershire)
James Brokenshire (Conservative – Old Bexley and Sidcup)
Fiona Bruce (Conservative – Congleton)
Lisa Cameron (Scottish National Party – East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
Gregory Campbell (Democratic Unionist Party – East Londonderry)
James Cartlidge (Conservative – South Suffolk)
William Cash (Conservative – Stone)
Maria Caulfield (Conservative – Lewes)
Rehman Chishti (Conservative – Gillingham and Rainham)
Christopher Chope (Conservative – Christchurch)
Simon Clarke (Conservative – Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland)
Therese Coffey (Conservative – Suffolk Coastal)
Rosie Cooper (Labour – West Lancashire)
Robert Courts (Conservative – Witney)
Philip Davies (Conservative – Shipley)
David Davis (Conservative – Haltemprice and Howden)
Nigel Dodds (Democratic Unionist Party – Belfast North)
Michelle Donelan (Conservative – Chippenham)
Steve Double (Conservative – St Austell and Newquay)
Richard Drax (Conservative – South Dorset)
David Duguid (Conservative – Banff and Buchan)
Charlie Elphicke (Conservative – Dover)
George Eustice (Conservative – Camborne and Redruth)
Michael Fallon (Conservative – Sevenoaks)
Kevin Foster (Conservative – Torbay)
Mark Francois (Conservative – Rayleigh and Wickford)
Roger Gale (Conservative – North Thanet)
Paul Girvan (Democratic Unionist Party – South Antrim)
Robert Goodwill (Conservative – Scarborough and Whitby)
Peter Grant (Scottish National Party – Glenrothes)
James Gray (Conservative – North Wiltshire)
Chris Grayling (Conservative – Epsom and Ewell)
Chris Green (Conservative – Bolton West)
Damian Green (Conservative – Ashford)
Kirstene Hair (Conservative – Angus)
Mark Harper (Conservative – Forest of Dean)
John Hayes (Conservative – South Holland and The Deepings)
Lady Hermon (Independent – North Down)
Philip Hollobone (Conservative – Kettering)
Adam Holloway (Conservative – Gravesham)
Eddie Hughes (Conservative – Walsall North)
Ranil Jayawardena (Conservative – North East Hampshire)
Andrea Jenkyns (Conservative – Morley and Outwood)
Caroline Johnson (Conservative – Sleaford and North Hykeham)
Helen Jones (Labour – Warrington North)
David Jones (Conservative – Clwyd West)
Marcus Jones (Conservative – Nuneaton)
Mike Kane (Labour – Wythenshawe and Sale East)
Daniel Kawczynski (Conservative – Shrewsbury and Atcham)
Stephen Kerr (Conservative – Stirling)
Greg Knight (Conservative – East Yorkshire)
John Lamont (Conservative – Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)
Pauline Latham (Conservative – Mid Derbyshire)
Jeremy Lefroy (Conservative – Stafford)
Edward Leigh (Conservative – Gainsborough)
Andrew Lewer (Conservative – Northampton South)
Ian Liddell-Grainger (Conservative – Bridgwater and West Somerset)
David Lidington (Conservative – Aylesbury)
Emma Little Pengelly (Democratic Unionist Party – Belfast South)
Jonathan Lord (Conservative – Woking)
Anne Main (Conservative – St Albans)
Rachael Maskell (Labour – York Central)
Paul Maynard (Conservative – Blackpool North and Cleveleys)
Nigel Mills (Conservative – Amber Valley)
Matthew Offord (Conservative – Hendon)
Ian Paisley (Democratic Unionist Party – North Antrim)
Owen Paterson (Conservative – North Shropshire)
Mike Penning (Conservative – Hemel Hempstead)
Stephen Pound (Labour – Ealing North)
Victoria Prentis (Conservative – Banbury)
Mark Prisk (Conservative – Hertford and Stortford)
Mark Pritchard (Conservative – The Wrekin)
Tom Pursglove (Conservative – Corby)
Dominic Raab (Conservative – Esher and Walton)
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative – North East Somerset)
Laurence Robertson (Conservative – Tewkesbury)
Mary Robinson (Conservative – Cheadle)
Andrew Rosindell (Conservative – Romford)
Douglas Ross (Conservative – Moray)
Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party – Strangford)
David Simpson (Democratic Unionist Party – Upper Bann)
John Stevenson (Conservative – Carlisle)
Gary Streeter (Conservative – South West Devon)
Desmond Swayne (Conservative – New Forest West)
Robert Syms (Conservative – Poole)
Derek Thomas (Conservative – St Ives)
Ross Thomson (Conservative – Aberdeen South)
Michael Tomlinson (Conservative – Mid Dorset and North Poole)
Martin Vickers (Conservative – Cleethorpes)
Heather Wheeler (Conservative – South Derbyshire)
John Whittingdale (Conservative – Maldon)
Bill Wiggin (Conservative – North Herefordshire)
Sammy Wilson (Democratic Unionist Party – East Antrim)

Labour MP Conor McGinn, who led the cross party bid for equal rights, shared on social media, “Having been let down so many times before, LGBT people in Northern Ireland can now look forward to enjoying the same rights as everyone else in the rest of the UK and on the island of Ireland.

“But if Stormont still isn’t functioning by then, the LGBT community in Northern Ireland now know that Westminster will act to ensure equality and respect for all citizens, and finally give them the right to marry the person they love.”

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