Beckenham MP Bob Stewart to oppose government gay marriage proposals
PUBLISHED: 12:11 28 November 2012
Beckenham MP Bob Stewart is one of 118 Conservatives reportedly in opposition of same sex marriage proposals.
The former UN commander is set to defy Prime Minister David Cameron next year when the vote is fast-tracked - taking place as early as January.
The decision by the MPs could spark the biggest Conservative rebellion in modern times.
Though his name does not appear on the list, fellow borough MP Bob Neill has stated that he has not fully decided which way he will vote.
He said: “It’s a matter of conscience and each MP is entitled to come to their own view.
“I will be looking at the government’s proposals because, whilst I’m in favour of the equality of people, I’m concerned about the impact, for example, on churches.
“They might have objections and might find difficulties in performing same sex ceremonies.”
As a free-vote Conservative MPs who oppose the motion can not be punished.