About two-thirds of the 128 MPs who voted against new regulations to allow mitochondrial donation are from the Conservative Party.
The breakdown of votes against the amendment was as follows:
- 81 from the Conservative Party
- 31 from Labour
- 5 from the Liberal Democrat party
- A handful from Ukip, SNP, SDLP and one independent MP
MPs have voted in favour of a ground-breaking but controversial technique that could see IVF babies conceived with DNA from three people.
A vote on three-parent babies, taking place today, could determine paediatric nurse Rachel Steel's chances of having her own healthy kids.
The parents of a baby with a life-limiting disorder say their future happiness will be decided by today's three-parent family vote.