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WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 72: tabled on 03 July 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 119 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 believes that a democratically elected Parliament should seek to reflect the make-up of its population; notes that while women make up 51 per cent. of the UK population, only 18 per cent. of elected honourable Members are women; considers such an imbalance to be unacceptable in the 21st century; welcomes the Government's promise in the Queen's Speech to draft legislation to enable political parties to take positive action in the selection of women as parliamentary candidates; and urges the Leader of the House to bring forward the legislation as soon as possible to ensure the selection of many more women candidates for the next general election.

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.

Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2001
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2001
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2001
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2001
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2001
South East Cornwall
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2001
Cardiff West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Dumfries
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Rhondda
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Birmingham, Northfield
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2001
Cheadle
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2001
Peterborough
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2001
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2001
Islington North
Cranston, Sir Ross
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2001
Dudley North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Keighley
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Crosby
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2001
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Aberdeen Central
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2001
Guildford
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Monmouth
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2001
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2001
Perth
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2001
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2001
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2001
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Romsey
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2001
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2001
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Wirral West
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2001
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2001
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2001
Wantage
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2001
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2001
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Feltham and Heston
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2001
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Bethnal Green and Bow
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
South Dorset
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2001
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Dundee East
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Western Isles
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Thurrock
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Slough
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Amber Valley
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2001
Bassetlaw
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2001
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Calder Valley
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2001
Mitcham and Morden
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Glasgow, Maryhill
McKenna, Rosemary
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Hemel Hempstead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2001
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2001
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Crawley
Moran, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Luton South
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2001
Cardiff North
Mountford, Kali
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Colne Valley
Munn, Meg
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2001
Bristol North West
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Ochil
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2001
Winchester
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Forest of Dean
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Ilford North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 July 2001
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2001
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2001
Newbury
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Coventry North West
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2001
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
City of Chester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 4 October 2001
Glasgow, Govan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2001
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2001
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2001
Bolsover
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2001
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2001
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2001
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 11 July 2001
Wyre Forest
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2001
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2001
North Cornwall
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2001
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Stoke-on-Trent North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2001
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2001
Brecon and Radnorshire
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2001
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2001
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Teignbridge

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.