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Defending life from the moment of conception

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General Election 2015


Sheerman, Barry


Ali, Ilrat


Butler, Rob


Cooper, Andrew


The sitting MP Barry Sheerman 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.

Barry Sheerman’s record on key votes:

On abortion has voted:

3 times with the pro-life lobby

11 times has either been absent or abstained

23 times with the anti-life lobby

On protection of the human embryo has voted:

Never with the pro-life lobby

7 times has either been absent or abstained

18 times with the anti-life lobby

On euthanasia has voted:

Once with the pro-life lobby

4 times has either been absent or abstained

5 times with the not pro-life lobby

On ‘same-sex marriage’ has voted:

Never with the lobby defending traditional marriage

Once has either been absent or abstained

7 times with the lobby redefining marriage in law

Barry Sheerman signed Early Day Motions on the following subjects:

504 (2014)

which expressed concern about ‘anti-abortion’ activity outside abortion clinics.

172 (2012)

which expressed support for hospice care across the UK.

219 (2013)

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

487 (2013)

which condemned Russian legislation opposing the promotion of LGBT relationships.

1060 (2013)

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

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