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Sussex MPs vote in favour of smoking ban in cars with children
8:31am Tuesday 11th February 2014 in News
Sussex MPs voted in favour of paving the way for for legislation which could outlaw smoking in vehicles carrying children.
The vote in the House of Commons last night saw Tory and Liberal Democrat MPs join forces with Labour MPs to approve the ban by 376 votes to 107, majority 269.
The Commons gave the Health Secretary the power to impose a ban despite the opposition of some MPs, including leading members of the Cabinet.
Ministers were granted a free vote on the measure - successfully introduced by Labour in a House of Lords amendment to the Children and Families Bill - meaning they were not tied to a party line.
Two Sussex Tory MPs voted against the measure: Hove MP Mike Weatherley and Chichester MP Andrew Tyrie.
Worthing East and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton was one of the tellers of the noes.
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