House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
YOUNG PERSONS' DEMOCRATIC EMPOWERMENT
EDM #879
Tabled 09 March 2005
2004-05 Session
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.

Signatures (72)

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
09 March 2005
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
10 March 2005
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
14 March 2005
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
23 March 2005
Bryant, Chris
Labour
15 March 2005
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
09 March 2005
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
14 March 2005
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
10 March 2005
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
14 March 2005
Cohen, Harry
Labour
15 March 2005
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
14 March 2005
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
10 March 2005
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
14 March 2005
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
24 March 2005
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
09 March 2005
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
14 March 2005
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
16 March 2005
Drew, Mr David
Labour
14 March 2005
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
16 March 2005
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
09 March 2005
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
06 April 2005
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
09 March 2005
Flynn, Paul
Labour
15 March 2005
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
09 March 2005
Foulkes, George
Labour
14 March 2005
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
10 March 2005
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
23 March 2005
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
06 April 2005
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
10 March 2005
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
14 March 2005
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
18 March 2005
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
23 March 2005
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
10 March 2005
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
24 March 2005
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
10 March 2005
Jackson, Helen
Labour
17 March 2005
Jones, Helen
Labour
09 March 2005
Jones, Lynne
Labour
10 March 2005
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
10 March 2005
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
16 March 2005
Lepper, David
Labour
10 March 2005
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
04 April 2005
Marris, Rob
Labour
04 April 2005
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
09 March 2005
McDonnell, John
Labour
14 March 2005
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
15 March 2005
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
10 March 2005
Perham, Linda
Labour
10 March 2005
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
14 March 2005
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
10 March 2005
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
23 March 2005
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
15 March 2005
Simpson, Alan
Labour
14 March 2005
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
10 March 2005
Spink, Bob
Conservative
10 March 2005
Stewart, Ian
Labour
09 March 2005
Taylor, David
Labour
10 March 2005
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
22 March 2005
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
23 March 2005
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
10 March 2005
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
10 March 2005
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
16 March 2005
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
14 March 2005
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
16 March 2005
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
24 March 2005
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.