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ELECTION OF SPEAKER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1021: tabled on 25 July 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 64 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 is pleased to note that several worthy candidates' names are being considered by honourable and Right honourable Members for election as Speaker; believing it should have the greatest possible freedom of choice of Speaker, disagrees with the opinion of the then Select Committee on Procedure in 1996 that no change was needed to the voting system; further believes that the fairest system would be an eliminatory ballot; and is confident that it is easily within the competence of the current Select Committee to bring forward proposals for such a system which would avoid the over-lengthy procedures described in its predecessor's 1996 Report, especially when other legislatures have already done so.

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.

Adams, Mrs Irene
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Paisley North
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2000
Southend West
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 28 July 2000
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2000
Lewes
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2000
North East Derbyshire
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Leeds North West
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Dumfries
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2000
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2000
Sutton and Cheam
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Midlothian
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2000
Northampton South
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2000
Hammersmith and Fulham
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2000
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2000
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 2000
Kingston and Surbiton
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2000
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2000
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2000
Heywood and Middleton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2000
Southport
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 2000
St Ives
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2000
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2000
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2000
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 2000
Portsmouth South
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Harwich
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
East Lothian
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 July 2000
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2000
Wealden
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2000
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2000
Cheltenham
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2000
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2000
Derby North
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2000
Gainsborough
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2000
Amber Valley
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Glasgow, Cathcart
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2000
Sheffield, Heeley
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2000
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2000
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 July 2000
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2000
Dover
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2000
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Reading West
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2000
Aberdeen North
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2000
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Bolsover
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2000
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 July 2000
North Tayside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Glasgow, Baillieston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.