Sevenoaks MP set to defy David Cameron in tonight's gay marriage vote

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By kentsussex | Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 14:38

Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon, who became business minister last year, is set to defy his boss Prime Minister David Cameron in tonight's gay marriage vote, reports thisiskent.

Mr Fallon says he has discussed the issue extensively with voters in the Sevenoaks district and is mirroring their views.

Mr Cameron, chancellor George Osborne and home secretary Theresa May and foreign secretary William Hague all came out this morning with a defiant message to their colleagues to vote in favour.

In a letter to the Telegraph they wrote it "is the right thing to do at the right time."

But Mr Fallon countered: "I appreciate that this is a sensitive and controversial issue.

"Marriage is a central institution in our society. Any attempt to redefine such an important institution should, in my view, proceed on the basis of widespread understanding and consent.

"I am clear from extensive discussions with constituents over the last few months that there is not sufficient consent.

"I will therefore vote against the Bill on Tuesday evening."

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  • Profile image for MrsP2013

    I now know who I won't be voting for!!

    By MrsP2013 at 16:29 on 06/02/13

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