MPs have voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland by a margin of 383 votes to 73. Wycombe’s MP Steve Baker was amongst the 73 MP’s who voted against.
Wycombe Liberal Democrats Equality Spokesperson Felicity Hazelgreen said:
“We are overjoyed at the result of the vote last night regarding same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, but we are saddened that Steve Baker MP didn’t support this vital freedom for the citizens of Northern Ireland, as they have been consistently let down by their own politicians on this issue. The Liberal Democrats believe in absolute equality and so pushed through the same-sex marriage laws for Great Britain while in government in 2013. Mr Baker voted against same-sex marriage then too - it is a shame to see that he hasn’t rethought his stance since then, even though many of his colleagues have.”