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REPORTING OF POLITICS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 953: tabled on 05 June 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 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 deplores the steep decline in serious reporting and analysis of politics and current affairs in the United Kingdom; notes that this decline has gathered pace in recent times, with increasing emphasis on personalities rather than policies, and on trivia rather than substance; notes the growing contrast both with the past in British journalism and with certain high quality daily newspapers in other countries; and suggests that the editors of those national papers that aim to contribute significantly to opinion-forming should demonstrate a more serious and less personal approach, and seek to achieve more balanced coverage and comment in relation to public issues and political development.

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.

Alison, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Selby
Arnold, Mr Jacques
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1996
Gravesham
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 July 1996
East Antrim
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1996
Brighton, Kemptown
Brown, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Brigg and Cleethorpes
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1996
Birmingham, Northfield
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Rochford
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 1996
Romsey and Waterside
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
South Staffordshire
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Bristol East
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Stamford and Spalding
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Stockton South
Emery, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1996
Honiton
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1996
Warley East
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Ilford South
Gorst, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1996
Hendon North
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1996
South West Cambridgeshire
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1996
Ealing North
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1996
Exeter
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1996
Harlow
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 1996
Ravensbourne
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1996
Twickenham
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1996
Wealden
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1996
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 1996
Cheltenham
Jopling, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1996
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Knight, Dame Jill
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1996
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lennox-Boyd, Sir Mark
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Broxtowe
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1996
Brent East
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Faversham
Needham, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1996
North Wiltshire
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1996
Taunton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1996
Knowsley South
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Batley and Spen
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1996
Corby
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1996
Lewes
Roberts, Sir Wyn
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Conwy
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1996
Broxbourne
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Mid Kent
Sainsbury, Sir Tim
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Hove
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1996
Pudsey
Smith, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Beaconsfield
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Norwich North
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Bexleyheath
Whitney, Sir Ray
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Wycombe
Wiggin, Sir Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Weston-Super-Mare
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1996
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1996
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.