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ELECTING THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1754: tabled on 15 October 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 143 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 agrees that the first-past-the-post electoral system is the most appropriate for electing honourable Members of Parliament.

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 15 October 2002
Paisley North
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
East Surrey
Atherton, Ms Candy
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Falmouth and Camborne
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2002
West Bromwich West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 2002
East Antrim
Bell, Sir Stuart
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Middlesbrough
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Leeds North West
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
Reigate
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2002
Worthing West
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
The Wrekin
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2002
Elmet
Burnham, Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Leigh
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 2002
South Antrim
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
North East Bedfordshire
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
Bournemouth West
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Greenock and Inverclyde
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Blyth Valley
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Peterborough
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Tyne Bridge
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Tooting
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Coventry South
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Holborn and St Pancras
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 October 2002
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Cunninghame South
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
Lichfield
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2002
Cities of London and Westminster
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
Taunton
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2002
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2002
Harborough
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Norwich North
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2002
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2002
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Midlothian
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Preston
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
Wealden
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 2002
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2002
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Clydesdale
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Barnsley Central
Irranca-Davies, Huw
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Ogmore
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Tamworth
Johnson, Mr Boris
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
Henley
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Warrington North
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
North Durham
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Falkirk West
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Feltham and Heston
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2002
Salisbury
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Ealing, Southall
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2002
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2002
Epping Forest
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2002
New Forest East
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Worsley
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2002
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2002
Mid Worcestershire
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Dundee East
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
Bracknell
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Halifax
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Glasgow, Shettleston
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Carlisle
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2002
Maidenhead
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Mitcham and Morden
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Dumbarton
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2002
Newark
Picking, Anne
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
East Lothian
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Leeds East
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2002
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2002
Tatton
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2002
Croydon South
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 2002
North Antrim
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Ilford North
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Burnley
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Ealing North
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Wolverhampton North East
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Portsmouth North
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2002
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2002
Romford
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Dundee West
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Vale of Clwyd
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Kettering
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
South West Bedfordshire
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
West Renfrewshire
Simon, Mr Siôn
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Birmingham, Erdington
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2002
Nottingham South
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
Mid Norfolk
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 2002
Belfast South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2002
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
Castle Point
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2002
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2002
East Devon
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
Poole
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Alyn and Deeside
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Hamilton South
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2002
Upminster
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
West Bromwich East
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Conwy
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Walsall North
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
Congleton
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2002
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Great Yarmouth

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.

ELECTING THE HOUSE OF COMMONS (Amendment 1)
at end add 'where there are only two candidates contesting a seat'.
Liberal Democrat, Torbay
6
signatures
EDM 1754A1: tabled on 17 October 2002