Anne Marie Morris

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Anne Marie Morris is the Conservative MP for Newton Abbot. She entered Parliament at the 2010 general election when the constituency was created.

Climate Change

Ms Morris appears to be broadly in agreement with the scientific consensus on Climate Change that recent global warming has anthropogenic causes:

Global warming has clearly taken its toll this year and nature is having to adapt...and so I think must we. I am not entirely convinced it makes sense to plant plastic daffodils because the real ones have come unseasonably early - nature is a wonderful thing because it is just that, natural. Hail storms and snow are promised and our weather is increasingly unpredictable. While it must be a priority to reverse or at least arrest the march of global warming, lets make the most of these differences and if our daffodils arrive in January next year lets enjoy them then.[1]

Ms Morris was a listed member of the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group whose purpose is "To raise awareness of the threat of climate change and to promote policies to counter that threat".[2]

Same-Sex Marriage

Anne Marie Morris voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at both its second reading in February 2013[3] and its third reading in May 2013[4].

Mitochondrial Donation

In February 2015 Anne Marie Morris 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[5]. 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[6]. However, some religious groups had said that such procedures should not be allowed[7]. After clearing both Houses mitochondrial donation is now legal, regulated by the HFEA.



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