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WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 420: tabled on 17 February 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 126 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House believes that a democratically-elected Parliament should reflect the makeup of its population; notes that while women make up 51 per cent. of the United Kingdom population, over 80 per cent. of elected members of Parliament are men; considers such an imbalance to be unacceptable in the 21st century; calls on all political parties to put in place positive measures to address gender inequality; and supports the amendment of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 to remove any ambiguity over the legality of such measures.

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.

Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2000
Taunton
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2000
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Kingswood
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2000
Erewash
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2000
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2000
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 May 2000
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2000
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Dumfries
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2000
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2000
Workington
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Bury North
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2000
Edinburgh North and Leith
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2000
Dagenham
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
Barnsley West and Penistone
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2000
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2000
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2000
Keighley
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2000
Perth
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2000
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Glasgow, Pollok
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Heywood and Middleton
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2000
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2000
Southport
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2000
Rochdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2000
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2000
Stevenage
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2000
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2000
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2000
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2000
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2000
Billericay
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2000
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2000
Portsmouth South
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Camberwell and Peckham
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2000
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2000
North Devon
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 April 2000
Ynys Môn
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2000
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2000
Cheltenham
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
Brentford and Isleworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2000
Hereford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2000
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2000
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 2000
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
South Thanet
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2000
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Derby North
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2000
Battersea
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2000
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 March 2000
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Edmonton
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Amber Valley
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Dundee East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2000
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2000
Hemel Hempstead
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2000
Mansfield
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 May 2000
Argyll and Bute
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2000
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2000
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2000
Bristol North West
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2000
Ochil
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Ilford North
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
St Albans
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2000
Loughborough
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2000
Newbury
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 April 2000
Belfast East
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 May 2000
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
City of Chester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2000
Huddersfield
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2000
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2000
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2000
Bolsover
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Eccles
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2000
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2000
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2000
North West Leicestershire
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2000
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2000
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Enfield, Southgate
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2000
North Cornwall
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2000
Gosport
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2000
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2000
Stoke-on-Trent North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2000
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2000
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2000
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'century,' to end and add 'supports the proposal of the honourable Member for Billericay that in paired constituencies the elected honourable Members should be the woman and the man who each gained the most votes.'.
Conservative, Worthing West
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EDM 420A1: tabled on 22 February 2000