Cabinet’s voting record shows lack of support for abortion and gay rights

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Boris Johnson hails team for ‘modern Britain’ despite apparent views on key issues

A significant number of ministers in Boris Johnson’s new government have been either hostile to or ambivalent about abortion and gay rights, according to their voting records.

The new prime minister has hailed his “cabinet for modern Britain”, but five of them opposed the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales during a final House of Commons vote in 2013.

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