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Defending life from the moment of conception

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Worthing West

General Election 2015


Bottomley, Peter


Thorpe, Hazel

Lib Dem

Cross, Tim


Deen, Jim


Aherne, David


The sitting MP Peter Bottomley 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.

Peter Bottomley’s record on key votes:

On abortion has voted:

17 times with the pro-life lobby

12 times has either been absent or abstained

11 times with the anti-life lobby

On protection of the human embryo has voted:

3 times with the pro-life lobby

16 times has either been absent or abstained

6 times with the anti-life lobby

On euthanasia has voted:

7 times with the pro-life lobby

Twice has either been absent or abstained

Once with the not pro-life lobby

On ‘same-sex marriage’ has voted:

Never with the lobby defending traditional marriage

Never has either been absent or abstained

8 times with the lobby redefining marriage in law

Peter Bottomley 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.

86 (2014)

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

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.

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.

443 (2010)

which supported the United Nations Population Fund and called for more family planning.

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.

744 (2012)

which called for the Irish government to allow abortion where the mother's life is at risk.

869 (2010)

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

875 (2013)

which expressed concern about strains of antibiotic resistant STIs.

936 (2013)

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

939 (2014)

which condemned compulsory abortion, infanticide and sterilisation in China.

978 (2014)

which expressed concern about gender selection abortions.

1050 (2014)

which expressed concern about gender selection abortions.

1086 (2013)

which paid tribute to Pope Benedict XVI for his legacy.

1158 (2014)

which opposed changes to the law on assisted suicide.

1329 (2011)

which called for more vaccinations for preventable illnesses for children.

1494A1 (2006)

which opposed euthanasia.

1702 (2011)

which welcomed the Welsh Assembly decision to make the morning-after pill available free.

1732 (2008)

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

2074 (2011)

which expressed concern over Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.

2081 (2011)

which supported conscientious objection for those with religious belief.

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.

2837 (2012)

which expressed concern over abortions on the grounds of gender.

735 (2015)

which objected to ‘anti-abortion activists’ outside abortion clinics.


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