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CHANGE IN MINISTERIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 202: tabled on 25 May 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 66 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 expresses its relief at the transfer of ministerial responsibility for local elections away from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to the Department for Constitutional Affairs; but observes that this is the fourth Whitehall department with responsibility for local election administration since 2001; following the labelling of the UK as a `banana republic' by an election court, believes that this move is a sign of no confidence in the ability of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to run elections in a safe, secure and efficient manner; regrets that the Government's constant fiddling with the constitution has undermined the UK's long-standing reputation as a beacon for democracy and fair play; and calls on the Lord Chancellor to use the opportunity which this change provides to make a statement in line with Electoral Commission recommendations abandoning all-postal balloting and accepting individual voter registration.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2005
Southend West
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2005
Hexham
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
North West Norfolk
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Canterbury
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Hornchurch
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cox, Mr Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2005
Torridge and West Devon
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2005
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2005
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2005
Shipley
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2005
Grantham and Stamford
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Rochford and Southend East
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2005
Rutland and Melton
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 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 26 May 2005
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2005
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 25 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
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
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
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 9 June 2005
Aldershot
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Clwyd West
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2005
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2005
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2005
Epping Forest
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
New Forest East
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2005
Mid Worcestershire
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2005
St Albans
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Woking
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2005
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2005
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Guildford
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2005
North East Cambridgeshire
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2005
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2005
Eddisbury
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2005
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2005
Uxbridge
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2005
Faversham and Mid Kent
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Romford
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2005
Castle Point
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2005
East Devon
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2005
Poole
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2005
Wantage
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Upminster
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2005
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2005
Leominster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 2005
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.