Maria Eagle

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Maria Eagle is the Labour MP for Garston and Halewood. Prior to boundary changes at the 2010 general election she was MP for Liverpool, Garston.


In May 2008 in the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (now Act), Maria Eagle voted to keep the current time limit of 24 weeks in line with the scientific and medical consensus[1].

Climate Change

In 2006, MPs were asked three questions by the Rough Guide's Mark Ellingham on how seriously they took climate change as politicians and as responsible, active citizens. Maria Eagle replied:

"1: Climate Change is one of, if not, the most pressing challenge the world faces. The UK has placed this at the top of its agenda with the UK leading the G8 and EU on this issue. The Prime Minister has made a number of speeches on this with words to this effect."[2]

Badger Cull

In her role as Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, speaking in Parliament:

Same-Sex Marriage

Maria Eagle voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at both its second reading in February 2013[3] and its third reading in May 2013[4].



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