Andrew Murrison

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Andrew Murrison is the Conservative MP for South West Wiltshire (for Westbury prior to boundary changes at the 2010 general election).

Murrison studied medicine at Bristol University, and Public Health at Cambridge University. He served as a Medical Officer in the Royal Navy.[1]

Drugs

In 2005 voted in favour of EDM 367[2] that called the Government to reclassify cannabis to a Class B drug following the BBC Panorama programme, `Cannabis: what teenagers need to know'[3]

Abortion

In May 2008 in the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (now Act), Andrew Murrison voted for the abortion time limit to be lowered to 20 weeks against scientific and medical consensus which is currently 24 weeks[4]. After four separate parliamentary votes on varying time limits, the majority of MPs voted to keep the abortion time limit at 24 weeks, in keeping with scientific and medical consensus, hence no abortion amendments were added to the bill.

Same-Sex Marriage

Andrew Murrison voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at its second reading in February 2013[5] and did not vote at its third reading in May 2013[6].

References

  1. http://www.andrewmurrison.co.uk/biography.htm
  2. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2005-06/367
  3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/4082196.stm
  4. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmsctech/1045/104502.htm
  5. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-02-05&number=151&mpn=Andrew_Murrison
  6. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-05-21&number=11&mpn=Andrew_Murrison

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