Paul Beresford

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Paul Beresford is the Conservative MP for Mole Valley. He first entered Parliament at the 1992 general election as MP for Croydon Central.

Abortion

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

Mitochondrial Donation

In February 2015 Paul Beresford 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[2]. 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[3]. However, some religious groups had said that such procedures should not be allowed[4]. After clearing both Houses, mitochondrial donation is now legal, regulated by the HFEA.

Same-sex Marriage

May 2012: http://www.molevalleyconservatives.org.uk/sites/www.molevalleyconservatives.org.uk/files/newsletter_may_2012.pdf

Paul Beresford voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in February 2013[5] and May 2013[6].

References

  1. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmsctech/1045/104502.htm
  2. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2015-02-03&number=147&mpn=Paul_Beresford
  3. http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/2014-10-01_Mitochondrial_donation__an_introductory_briefing_note_-_final.pdf
  4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31063500
  5. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-02-05&number=151&mpn=Paul_Beresford
  6. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-05-21&number=11&mpn=Paul_Beresford

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