Report: 180 Tory MPs to defy PM in gay marriage vote

David Cameron
David Cameron's party has been "ripped apart" by the vote, the newspaper said. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Around 180 Conservative MPs are ready to defy the Prime Minister's plan to legalise gay marriage, The Sunday Telegraph has reported.

The newspaper said the rebellious majority - which it compares to 120 Tory MPs who will apparently support the move - includes six whips and "up to four" Cabinet members who will abstain or vote against their leader's wishes.


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