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POLITICAL FUND BALLOTS AND THE TRANSPORT SALARIED STAFFS' ASSOCIATION (TSSA)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 118: tabled on 23 November 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the recent ballot held by TSSA in which 78 per cent. voted to keep the political fund; further notes that under legislation introduced by the Conservative Government in 1984, trade unions wishing to contribute to political parties or engage in other political activities must establish a political fund; further notes that each union must ballot their members every 10 years on whether to retain this fund; recognises that all individual union members have the right to opt out of paying into a political fund should they so choose; is concerned that this means trade unions bear an excessive financial burden in order to fulfil their natural role of representing their members interest; and believes that in light of the TSSA members' recent overwhelming vote in favour of retaining the union's political fund that the Government should abolish the legislation that puts such excessive burdens on trade unions.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Dumfries
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Birmingham, Northfield
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2004
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2004
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2004
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2004
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2005
Hornchurch
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2004
Caerphilly
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2004
Hendon
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Aberdeen Central
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
South Swindon
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2004
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2004
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2004
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2004
Ilford South
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2004
Midlothian
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2004
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Barnsley Central
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2005
Rugby and Kenilworth
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2004
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2004
Manchester Central
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2004
Mansfield
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Ynys Môn
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2004
Loughborough
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2004
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2004
Bolsover
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2004
North West Leicestershire
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2004
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Conwy

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.