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Defending life from the moment of conception

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Belfast South

General Election 2015


McDonnell, Alasdair


O'Muilleoir, Martin

Sinn Fein

The sitting MP Alasdair McDonnell 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 and send us an e-mail, putting the name of your constituency in the subject line. Alternatively, call SPUC HQ on 020 7091 7091.

Alasdair McDonnell’s 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:

12 times with the pro-life lobby

Twice has either been absent or abstained

Never with the anti-life lobby

On euthanasia has voted:

Never with the pro-life lobby

Never has either been absent or abstained

Never with the not pro-life lobby

On ‘same-sex marriage’ has voted:

3 times with the lobby defending traditional marriage

4 times has either been absent or abstained

Once with the lobby redefining marriage in law

Alasdair McDonnell signed Early Day Motions on the following subjects:

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.

293 (2012)

which called for no further attempts to relax the law on euthanasia or assisted suicide.

402 (2013)

which demanded that UK-funded aid agencies should facilitate abortion.

487 (2013)

which condemned Russian legislation opposing the promotion of LGBT relationships.

574 (2010)

which called for more chlamydia screening for young people in England.

807 (2010)

which noted the greater risk of underweight babies due to malnutrition of mothers.

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.

869 (2010)

which opposed changes to the law on assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.

936 (2013)

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

869 (2014)

which condemned compulsory abortion, infanticide and sterilisation in China.

1050 (2014)

which expressed concern about gender selection abortions.

1060 (2013)

which applauded Harold Wilson for presiding over the legalising of abortion.

1086 (2013)

which paid tribute to Pope Benedict XVI for his legacy.

1231 (2014)

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

1290 (2011)

which applauded the work of the HFEA with misleading statements about its work.

1329 (2011)

which called for more vaccinations for preventable illnesses for children.

2485 (2006)

which opposed legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide.

2820 (2006)

which opposed limiting access to contraception.

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