Mike Penning said:
“The Bill sadly passed its first stage in the Commons yesterday and, as promised, I voted against the Bill as did more than half of Conservative MPs. However, the Bill passed with the overwhelming support of both the Labour and LibDem parties.
“When the Bill returns to the floor of the House of Commons for the next stage of the legislative process, I will naturally vote against it again.”
Jon Wedger is about to embark on a walk from London to Manchester to raise funds and awareness.