As landmark legislation progresses to create a “smokefree generation”, here's how Hertfordshire MPs voted in the latest reading.

The Tobacco and Vapes Bill received its second reading in Parliament yesterday, April 16, as the government puts forward plans to ban anyone born after January 1 2009 from ever buying cigarettes.

The minimum age of sale will be raised by one year each year to mean children turning 15 this year or younger will never be able to legally buy tobacco, preventing future generations from picking up the habit.

This is how Hertfordshire's 11 MPs voted:

These Hertfordshire MPs voted "Aye":

  • Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrats) St Albans
  • Oliver Dowden (Conservative) Hertsmere
  • Dean Russell (Conservative) Watford
  • Sir Oliver Heald (Conservative) North East Hertfordshire
  • Gagan Mohindra (Conservative) South West Hertfordshire
  • Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning (Conservative) Hemel Hempstead
  • Rt Hon Grant Shapps (Conservative) Welwyn Hatfield
  • Julie Marson (Conservative) Hertford and Stortford
  • Stephen McPartland (Conservative) Stevenage

These Hertfordshire MPs voted "No":

  • None

No vote recorded

  • Charles Walker (Conservative) Broxbourne
  • Bim Afolami (Conservative) Harpenden & Hitchin

The bill passed its second reading with 380 votes to 66, as some Conservative MPs rebelled against the government’s plans.

It will now progress to the committee stage where each line will be debated in Parliament and the wording amended.