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ABOLITION OF REGIONAL CHAMBERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 228: tabled on 30 November 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 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 notes the overwhelming and decisive rejection of elected regional assemblies in the North East referendum by 78 per cent. to 22 per cent. and widespread public opposition to regional government in England, to higher taxes and to more politicians; notes that the transfer of powers to regional chambers was predicated on the ultimate establishment of elected regional assemblies; asserts that there is now a clear democratic deficit, as the regional chambers have no accountability, no mandate and no legitimacy; and calls on the Government to end its stealth regionalisation and for the regional chambers to be abolished, and for the powers that have been seized by the chambers to be returned to England's boroughs, counties and cities.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2004
Canterbury
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
West Chelmsford
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2005
North East Bedfordshire
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2005
Stone
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2004
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2005
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2004
Lichfield
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2005
Cities of London and Westminster
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2004
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2004
Taunton
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2004
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2004
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2004
North Wiltshire
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Runnymede and Weybridge
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2005
Wealden
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Orpington
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2005
Basingstoke
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
North Essex
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2005
Epping Forest
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2004
East Worthing and Shoreham
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Penrith and The Border
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2004
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2004
Newark
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
North East Cambridgeshire
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Tatton
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Brentwood and Ongar
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Uxbridge
Roe, Dame Marion
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2004
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Romford
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
South West Bedfordshire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2004
Castle Point
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2004
East Devon
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Poole
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2004
Solihull
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Gosport
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2004
Upminster
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2005
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
Leominster
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2004
Ruislip - Northwood
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Spelthorne
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2004
Macclesfield

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.