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ABOLITION OF REGIONAL ASSEMBLIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 56: tabled on 17 May 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 82 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 note 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; further notes that the transfer of powers to regional chambers was predicated on the ultimate establishment of elected regional assemblies; believes 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 regionalisation by stealth 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.

Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
East Surrey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2005
Southend West
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2005
Hexham
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 2005
Billericay
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2005
North West Norfolk
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2005
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Canterbury
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Hornchurch
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2005
Tunbridge Wells
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2005
Shipley
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Rochford and Southend East
Philip Dunne,
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2005
Ludlow
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2005
Lichfield
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Rayleigh
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
South West Norfolk
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2005
Harborough
Gauke, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2005
South West Hertfordshire
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2005
Scarborough and Whitby
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2005
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2005
North Wiltshire
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Wimbledon
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Forest of Dean
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
South Holland and The Deepings
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2005
Wealden
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Gravesham
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Orpington
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2005
Aldershot
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2005
South West Surrey
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Peterborough
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Clwyd West
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2005
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2005
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2005
Beckenham
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
North East Milton Keynes
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2005
South Cambridgeshire
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
New Forest East
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2005
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2005
Bracknell
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2005
Penrith and The Border
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2005
St Albans
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Woking
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
East Hampshire
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2005
Maidenhead
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2005
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2005
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2005
Guildford
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2005
North East Cambridgeshire
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2005
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2005
Eddisbury
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2005
Brentwood and Ongar
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2005
Hertford and Stortford
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2005
Faversham and Mid Kent
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Tewkesbury
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Romford
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2005
Bury St Edmunds
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2005
Castle Point
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2005
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2005
East Devon
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Esher and Walton
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2005
Wantage
Vara, Mr Shailesh
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
North West Cambridgeshire
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2005
North Dorset
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2005
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2005
Leominster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2005
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2005
Congleton
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Rugby and Kenilworth
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2005
South Suffolk

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.