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ELECTORAL CHOICE AND THE VOTING SYSTEM FOR THE HOUSE OF COMMONS AND FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1028: tabled on 15 November 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 69 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 believes that the essence of democracy is the sovereignty of the people, and that the people are entitled to choose how that sovereignty is ceded to Government on their behalf; and, therefore, supports the provisions of the Electoral Choice Bill, introduced by a cross party group of honourable Members on 15th November, which would enable citizens, via a petition signed by five per cent. of the relevant electorate, to call a referendum on the voting system for this House and for each individual local authority.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2006
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Edinburgh West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2005
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Kingswood
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Gordon
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2005
Twickenham
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 November 2005
Foyle
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
North East Derbyshire
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2005
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2005
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 9 January 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2005
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2006
Norwich North
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2005
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
Chesterfield
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2005
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2006
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2006
North Norfolk
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
Yeovil
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 January 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Thurrock
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 December 2005
Belfast South
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2006
Oldham West and Royton
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2005
Winchester
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
Southport
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2006
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2005
Rochdale
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2006
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2005
Colchester
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Birmingham, Ladywood
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2005
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2005
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 17 January 2006
Wyre Forest
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2005
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
Cardiff Central

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.