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Defending life from the moment of conception

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Manchester Withington

General Election 2015


Leech, John

Lib Dem

Smith, Jeff


Bannister, Lucy


Manning, Rob


Davies, Mark


The sitting MP John Leech 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 Leech’s record on key votes:

On abortion has voted:

Once with the pro-life lobby

Never has either been absent or abstained

9 times with the anti-life lobby

On protection of the human embryo has voted:

Once with the pro-life lobby

Never has either been absent or abstained

13 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:

Never with the lobby defending traditional marriage

5 times has either been absent or abstained

3 times with the lobby redefining marriage in law

John Leech signed Early Day Motions on the following subjects:

504 (2014)

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

590 (2014)

which supported legal marriage ceremonies for humanists.

597 (2014)

which called for legal recognition for humanist marriages.

612 (2014)

which called for buffer zones around abortion clinics.

38 (2010)

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

125 (2014)

which called for funding for abortion services for all women and girls impregnated by rape.

155 (2013)

which welcomed the passing of the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act.

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.

250 (2012)

which called for more support for those born with deformities due to thalidomide.

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.

661 (2010)

which called for SRE for all children in all schools.

691 (2010)

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

875 (2013)

which expressed concern about strains of antibiotic resistant STIs.

1050 (2014)

which expressed concern about gender selection abortions.

1136 (2010)

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

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.

1494 (2006)

which supported assisted dying and called for Parliament to consider it again.

1732 (2008)

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

2074 (2011)

which expressed concern over Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.

2485 (2006)

which opposed legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide.

2820 (2006)

which opposed limiting access to contraception.

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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