How your MPs voted - Gay marriageBy Jennie Slevin
February 06, 2013
John Redwood, MP for Wokingham has voted against a bill to legalise gay 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.
Phillip Lee, MP for Bracknell Forest and Rob Wilson, Reading East MP, voted both for and against the bill, technically abstaining from the vote.
Adam Afriyie, the Windsor MP also voted against the bill whereas MP for Maidenhead and Home Secretary Theresa May voted for same-sex marriage.
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.