Anna Soubry

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Anna Soubry is the Conservative MP for Broxtowe. She entered Parliament at the 2010 general election, taking the seat from Nick Palmer (Labour).

Diabetes Checks

February 2013: http://www.margaretmccartney.com/blog/?p=1706

Tobacco Packaging

July 2013, following coalition government announcement that legislation on plain packaging would be delayed: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2013-07-12a.679.0

Same-Sex Marriage

Anna Soubry voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at both its second reading in February 2013[1] and its third reading in May 2013[2].

Abortion

In an interview with the Guardian in 2008, asked about whether she thought the 24 week abortion limit should be reduced Ms Soubry replied:

"I have always been a firm supporter of a woman's right to chose. I am openminded on the 24 week limit but at the moment I am not persuaded of any reason to interfere with the 1968 act."[3]

Mitochondrial Donation

In February 2015 Anna Soubry voted in favour of allowing mitochondrial donation, which would allow women who carried mitochondrial diseases to give birth to children who would not inherit the disease[4]. An October 2014 briefing report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which had been investigating the issue for three years, stated that there was no evidence to show that mitochondrial donation was unsafe[5]. However, some religious groups had said that such procedures should not be allowed[6]. After clearing both Houses mitochondrial donation is now legal, regulated by the HFEA.

References

  1. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-02-05&number=151&mpn=Anna_Soubry
  2. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-05-21&number=11&mpn=Anna_Soubry
  3. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2008/sep/03/conservatives2
  4. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2015-02-03&number=147&mpn=Anna_Soubry
  5. http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/2014-10-01_Mitochondrial_donation__an_introductory_briefing_note_-_final.pdf
  6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31063500

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