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AFGHAN WOMEN PARLIAMENTARIANS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1029: tabled on 15 November 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 95 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 congratulates all the 189 women who were successfully elected as representatives in Afghanistan's parliamentary assembly and provincial elections on 18th September; recognises the challenges that all 550 women candidates faced during the campaign, including intimidation, conservative traditions and lack of resources; calls on the international community to provide appropriate resources for capacity building amongst parliamentarians with particular emphasis on the needs of women; and notes that the constitutional quota of 25 per cent. for the parliamentary assembly was more than met, with women ahead of men in some areas, and that as a consequence, Afghanistan will be around 20 places ahead of the UK in the world league table for percentage of women members in national parliaments.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
Southend West
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Hove
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Leeds West
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Kingswood
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
Canterbury
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
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 November 2005
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2005
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 November 2005
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
Rochford and Southend East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 November 2005
Foyle
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
Lichfield
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Ilford South
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2006
Bishop Auckland
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2005
Surrey Heath
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2006
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2005
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 29 November 2005
North Down
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2005
Gravesham
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
Cheltenham
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Johnson, Ms Diana R.
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Ealing, Southall
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2006
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
New Forest East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2005
Manchester Central
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2005
St Albans
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Amber Valley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Wolverhampton South West
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Calder Valley
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Glasgow North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2005
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
Guildford
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Cardiff North
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Westbury
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Hyndburn
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
Southport
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2005
Uxbridge
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 November 2005
Strangford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2005
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2005
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Glasgow Central
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Nottingham South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2005
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
Castle Point
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2006
East Devon
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2005
Islington South and Finsbury
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2006
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2005
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2005
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.