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EVICTION OF GAY PARTNERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 301: tabled on 24 July 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 168 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 with concern the recent decision of the Court of Appeal that a gay man who lived with his partner for 20 years and was his full-time carer for 10 years had no protection from eviction when his partner died, because the law affords such protection only to heterosexual couples; notes that the man now faces imminent eviction; further notes the Court of Appeal's unanimous call on Parliament to change the law to end this discrimination; and calls on the Secretary of State to bring legislation before this House to enable it to redress this injustice at an early opportunity.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
Lewes
Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
Taunton
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
North East Derbyshire
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1997
Chesterfield
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1997
Erewash
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Salford
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1997
Waveney
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
South Ribble
Bradshaw, Mr Ben
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Exeter
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 July 1997
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 1997
Isle of Wight
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1998
Peterborough
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 1997
Gordon
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1997
Cambridge
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Falkirk West
Caplin, Mr Ivor
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Hove
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 1997
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1997
Gillingham
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1997
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Putney
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Tooting
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Hornchurch
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Leigh
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 1997
Perth
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 November 1997
Ceredigion
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Glasgow, Pollok
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1997
Lancaster and Wyre
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
South Swindon
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Liverpool, Garston
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 November 1997
Moray
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 1997
Southport
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Poplar and Canning Town
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Rochdale
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Don Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1997
Newport West
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 1997
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1997
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 1997
Edinburgh West
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1998
Tottenham
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Reading East
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Selby
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1997
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 July 1997
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1997
Harwich
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Nottingham East
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Wakefield
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Corby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 1997
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Bolton South East
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 1997
Wantage
Johnson, Miss Melanie
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Welwyn Hatfield
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1998
Clwyd South
Kaufman, Mr Gerald
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Manchester, Gorton
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Feltham and Heston
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1997
Brentford and Isleworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 1997
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Ealing, Southall
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1997
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1997
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
South Thanet
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1997
Brecon and Radnorshire
Lock, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Wyre Forest
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1997
Edmonton
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 1997
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1997
Slough
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Blackpool South
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Dundee East
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McKenna, Rosemary
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
McNulty, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Harrow East
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1997
Crawley
Moran, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Luton South
Mountford, Kali
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Colne Valley
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Broxtowe
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1997
Burnley
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Warwick and Leamington
Pond, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Gravesham
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Ealing North
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Dover
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Portsmouth North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1997
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
City of Chester
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Enfield North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1997
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1997
Chatham and Aylesford
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Stourbridge
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1997
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 27 October 1997
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Redditch
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1997
Warrington South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1997
Dartford
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Wigan
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Manchester, Blackley
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 1997
Truro and St Austell
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Harrow West
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1997
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 1997
Richmond Park
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Hemsworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1997
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Enfield, Southgate
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Orkney and Shetland
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
North East Milton Keynes
Whitehead, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Southampton, Test
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Doncaster Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Batley and Spen
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.