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YOUNG PERSONS' DEMOCRATIC EMPOWERMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 879: tabled on 09 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 72 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 recognises the role that students and the young people of today will play in the world of tomorrow; further recognises that informed engagement with United Kingdom democracy is crucial for a democratic society to thrive; notes that, at the last election, only 39 per cent. of 18 to 24 year olds went to the polls which represented a mere seven per cent. of the total number of votes cast in comparison to 24 per cent. cast by those aged 65 and over; further notes that these are statistics which should be of grave concern; further notes and supports the PIECE (Participation, Involvement, Engagement, Community, Empowerment) campaign of the University of London Students' Union in the run-up to this election in publishing its online empowerment package for young and first-time voters, a London-wide voter registration programme, mounting several hustings events, and in acting as a local polling station and ward information point; further notes the work of many students' unions UK-wide in running similar initiatives; and believes that honourable Members have a serious responsibility to make themselves available for debates and presentations within students unions, colleges, schools and universities and places of learning and in bringing Parliament and democratic empowerment to the young people of this country.

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.

Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Kingswood
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2005
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Dumfries
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Rhondda
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2005
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2005
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Monmouth
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Rochdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Newport West
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Bishop Auckland
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 23 March 2005
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2005
Leicester South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2005
North Devon
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
Cheltenham
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Stafford
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 April 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Wolverhampton South West
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Mansfield
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Ilford North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 March 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2005
Romford
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2005
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2005
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Eccles
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
North West Leicestershire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2005
Brent East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 March 2005
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 March 2005
Caernarfon
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
St Helens South

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.