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Defending life from the moment of conception

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Birmingham Yardley

General Election 2015


Hemming, John

Lib Dem

Phillips, Jess


Photay, Arun


The sitting MP John Hemming 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.

John Hemming’s record on key votes:

On abortion has voted:

Twice with the pro-life lobby

Once has either been absent or abstained

7 times with the anti-life lobby

On protection of the human embryo has voted:

11 times with the pro-life lobby

Never has either been absent or abstained

3 times 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

Never has either been absent or abstained

5 times with the lobby redefining marriage in law

John Hemming signed Early Day Motions on the following subjects:

612 (2014)

which called for buffer zones around abortion clinics.

590 (2014)

which supported legal marriage ceremonies for humanists.

597 (2014)

which called for legal recognition for humanist marriages.

219 (2013)

which called for a ban on therapists helping under-18s avoid homosexuality.

475 (2014)

which called for a recognition of different views on matters relating to sexual activity.

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.

691 (2010)

which called for greater recognition of the loss suffered in stillbirths before 24 weeks.

1050 (2014)

which expressed concern about gender selection abortions.

1136 (2010)

which lauded Robert Edwards, promoter of lethal test-tube baby technique.

1329 (2011)

which called for more vaccinations for preventable illnesses for children.

1732 (2008)

which called for SRE to be made a statutory part of PSHE.

2547 (2011)

which welcomed the AMRC review of the mental health outcomes of induced abortion.

2780 (2012)

which rejected the need for further legislation on assisted suicide.

2820 (2006)

which opposed limiting access to contraception.

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