In November 2012 legislation for women to be bishops in the Church of England failed to receive final approval. 132 members of the General Synod’s House of Laity voted in favour, 74 against (six fewer than the necessary two-thirds). But in July 2014 new legislation passed comfortably — by 152 to 45 (with five recorded abstentions).
Colin Podmore. The Living Church. 29 October 2014