Entered Parliament: 1992
MP for: North Somerset
Voting record on LGBT matters: TERRIBLE
Key voting record:
1998: Absent for equal age of consent
2002: Voted no on Adoption and Children for LGBs
2003: Absent on repeal of Section 28
2004: Absent on Civil Partnerships
2007: Absent on Equalities Act (Sexual Orientation)
2013: Voted NO on same-sex marriage
2013: Voted NO on enabling the courts to deal with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the marriage of, a same-sex couple.
2014: Voted NO to making same-sex marriage available to armed forces personnel outside the UK.
Other LGBT work / statements:
Wanted to ban gay people from marrying, calling the plans “divisive and wrong.”
Likelihood to response to LGBT matters: LOW
GAYUK Rating: 1/10