This afternoon, following an impressive debate which allowed a broad exposure of the reasons not to change the law on assisted suicide, MPs rejected Rob Marris's Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill by 330-118. The vote represented not just a majority of those present but of the whole House, and the fantastic number of MPs speaking and voting this afternoon is a testament to your efforts in constituencies across the country. Today's was a debate in which MPs really did listen, really did debate. The division lists will be made public in due course - do please consider writing to thank your MP if appropriate.
There was also a fantastic turnout at the rally outside Parliament; again, if you were able to join us in Westminster today, thank you for making what were in many cases long and difficult journeys to speak up for good care and support rather than assisted suicide. Thanks also to the many people who sent good wishes.
You can read highlights of the debate and see pictures of the rally on our Twitter feed (you don't have to have an account to view these) and you can read our press release reacting to the result here. We will also be posting vox pops from the rally on our YouTube channel and posting more material relating to the debate on our website next week, but in the meantime, watch reaction to the result at the rally: