Gwent MPs split in gay marriage vote
10:10am Thursday 23rd May 2013 in Monmouthshire news
GWENT’S six MPs stuck to their guns in the House of Commons on Tuesday, with most voting for gay marriage and two against.
Newport West MP Paul Flynn, Newport East MP Jessica Morden, Blaenau Gwent’s Nick Smith and Islwyn’s Chris Evans voted with other MPs to get the bill through the Commons.
However, Monmouth Tory MP David Davies and Labour’s Paul Murphy, for Torfaen, voted against the bill.
The split remained as it had done at a previous vote.
Mr Murphy, who is a papal knight, has previously stated his concerns as a Christian about redefining marriage, while Mr Davies has spoken out against the plans.
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill passed its third reading, 366 to 161, but is now set to face the House of Lords.
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