David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, was in the House of Commons on 20 October to support a motion that allows for the appointment of women Bishops in the Church of England.
The proposal was agreed by the General Synod in the summer and the legislation was passed by the House of Lords last week. Following the House of Commons vote, The Queen will now approve the measure.
Mr Evennett said “I strongly supported the appointment of women as Vicars in the Church of England in a vote over twenty years ago. Now I am delighted that this measure to allow women to be appointed as Bishops was supported unanimously by MPs, and I look forward to the first female Bishop in our Church of England soon.”