Bexley politicians to vote on gay marriage

PUBLISHED: 17:08 04 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:08 04 February 2013

Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett

Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett


Bexley MPs are due to vote on the divisive issue of gay marriage in the House of Commons tomorrow.

More than 100 Conservative politicians have said they will vote against the bill to legalise it and one of them was expected to be Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett.

He wrote to his constituents in November, saying: “I’m a strong supporter of traditional marriage and I won’t be voting for any changes in the structure.”

James Brokenshire, MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup, stated he would support civil as opposed to religious marriages of same sex couples while Erith and Thamesmead MP Teresa Pearce said she would be voting to legalise it.

It is one of the most divisive issues Prime Minister David Cameron has faced since being elected in May 2010.

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