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FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1184: tabled on 23 April 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 75 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House expresses its concern at the National Front candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen securing a place in the final stages of the French presidential election; rejects the racism, intolerance and isolationism for which he stands; believes that apathy and declining turnout rather than a significant increase in the National Front vote share enabled Monsieur Le Pen to win second place; and calls on all democrats across Europe to stand together and resist these extreme influences on the political process, by offering imaginative policies based on the values of solidarity, compassion and enterprise which inspire and engage the public, and consign Monsieur Le Pen and his ilk to the markings of European politics.

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.

Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2002
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Dumfries
Burnham, Andy
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
Leigh
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2002
Cheadle
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2002
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2002
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2002
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Burton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
Cunninghame South
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
South Swindon
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2002
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 April 2002
Perth
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2002
St Ives
Gibb, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 2002
Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2002
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 April 2002
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2002
Chesterfield
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2002
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Barnsley Central
Irranca-Davies, Huw
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2002
Ogmore
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Ealing, Southall
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
Bethnal Green and Bow
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
South Dorset
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 April 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2002
Dundee East
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Glasgow, Maryhill
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Knowsley South
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Ilford North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 April 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Purnell, James
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Stalybridge and Hyde
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2002
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 April 2002
Banff and Buchan
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Bradford West
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 April 2002
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2002
Richmond Park
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Hemsworth
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 April 2002
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 April 2002
Caernarfon
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 April 2002
North Tayside
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Batley and Spen

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.

FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION (Amendment 1)
after'place;', insert 'notes that this result was achieved under a two stage first-past-the-post electoral system;'.
Liberal Democrat, North Cornwall
6
signatures
EDM 1184A1: tabled on 24 April 2002
FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION (Amendment 1A1)
after 'system', insert 'following the use of proportional representation in previous French elections which put the National Front on the political map in the first place.'.
Conservative, New Forest East
5
signatures
EDM 1184A1A1: tabled on 29 April 2002