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Belfast North

General Election 2015

Candidates

Dodds, Nigel

DUP

Kelly, Gerry

Sinn Fein

The sitting MP Nigel Dodds is standing for re-election.

This page shows how the sitting MP has voted on four issues since first being elected.

This reflects only votes which, in our view, are key indicators of the commitment of MPs on these issues. Selected Early Day Motions which your MP has supported are also listed at the bottom of this page (please scroll down).For information about the voting intentions of other candidates in your constituency, please click political@spuc.org.uk and send us an e-mail, putting the name of your constituency in the subject line. Alternatively, call SPUC HQ on 020 7091 7091

Nigel Dodds’ record on key votes:

On abortion has voted:

7 times with the pro-life lobby

3 times has either been absent or abstained

Never with the anti-life lobby

On protection of the human embryo has voted:

13 times with the pro-life lobby

Once has either been absent or abstained

Never with the anti-life lobby

On euthanasia has voted:

6 times with the pro-life lobby

Once has either been absent or abstained

Never with the not pro-life lobby

On ‘same-sex marriage’ has voted:

7 times with the lobby defending traditional marriage

Never has either been absent or abstained

Once with the lobby redefining marriage in law

Nigel Dodds signed Early Day Motions on the following subjects:

744 (2015)

which expressed concern about the mitochondrial donation regulations.

38 (2010)

which called on the Chinese government to end forced abortion and sterilisation.

86 (2014)

which expressed concern about the Washington State Death With Dignity Act.

122 (2014)

which noted Robert Winston’s warnings on mitochondrial replacement techniques.

172 (2012)

which expressed support for hospice care across the UK.

349 (2013)

which deplored so many repeat abortions, and called for breaches of the law to be prosecuted.

834 (2010)

which called for mental health assessments for women presenting for abortions.

858 (2013)

which expressed concern about proposals to authorise three-parent children.

936 (2013)

which called for the sex of unborn babies to be recorded to monitor abortions for gender.

978 (2014)

which expressed concern about gender selection abortions.

1158 (2014)

which opposed changes to the law on assisted suicide.

1231 (2014)

which expressed concern about the incineration of foetal remains by NHS trusts.

1329 (2011)

which called for more vaccinations for preventable illnesses for children.

1494A1 (2006)

which opposed euthanasia.

1622 (2011)

which called for a NICE consultation on abortion instead of the RCOG’s reports.

2030 (2011)

which criticised the BBC for its stance on Lord Falconer's Commission .

2074 (2011)

which expressed concern over Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.

2081 (2011)

which supported conscientious objection for those with religious belief.

2220 (2011)

which welcomed the San Jose Articles on the Status of the Unborn Child.

2236 (2011)

which criticised inaccurate UN reporting of abortion figures worldwide.

2237 (2011)

which criticised inaccurate UN reporting of abortion worldwide.

2485 (2006)

which opposed legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide.

2835 (2012)

called on the government to reject infanticide.

2837 (2012)

which expressed concern over abortions on the grounds of gender.


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