Campaigners against assisted dying celebrated outside Parliament after MPs overwhelmingly rejected new legislation supporting the idea.
People who had gathered to protest earlier in the day cheered and chanted as the result was announced.
Accompanied by a banging drum, they chanted: "Can you hear my heart beat?"
MPs have overwhelmingly rejected the Assisted Dying Bill, despite apparent public support.
MPs are set to vote on the right to die for the first time in 20 years today as controversial laws are subject to a landmark debate.
Described by the Archbishop of Canterbury as one of "the biggest dilemmas of our time", MPs are preparing to debate assisted dying.