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.
TEST MATCH SPECIAL
EDM #1298
Tabled 19 December 2005
2005-06 Session
That this House pays tribute to the development of BBC's Test Match Special (TMS) programme over the years to become a much loved institution; congratulates them on their coverage of the recent momentous Ashes series; pays special tribute to the inimitable Henry Blofeld, who was recently recognised as the BBC's most popular cricket commentator topping the latest poll of cricket journalists by Wisden Cricket Monthly; regrets that he was not included in the TMS commentary team which covered England's series triumph at the Oval test match in September and the current tour of Pakistan; hopes to hear this individual national institution broadcast from India on England's forthcoming tour and in the future; further recognises that the TMS's special place in Great Britain's affections comes from the individual character of its commentators and summarisers; and urges the BBC to protect this institution by continuing to draw on the services of broadcasters of the individual quality and character of Henry Blofeld, who are the heirs of the tradition established by John Arlott and Brian Johnston.

Signatures (66)

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.
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
19 December 2005
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
19 December 2005
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
20 December 2005
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
20 December 2005
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
16 January 2006
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
10 January 2006
Conway, Derek
Conservative
09 January 2006
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
19 December 2005
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
08 February 2006
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
17 January 2006
Davies, Philip
Conservative
10 January 2006
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
11 January 2006
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
20 December 2005
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
17 January 2006
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
11 January 2006
Drew, Mr David
Labour
10 January 2006
Ellwood, Mr Tobias
Conservative
19 December 2005
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
10 January 2006
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
19 December 2005
Fisher, Mark
Labour
16 January 2006
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
09 February 2006
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
20 December 2005
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
16 January 2006
Goodman, Helen
Labour
17 January 2006
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
31 January 2006
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
09 January 2006
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
26 January 2006
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
12 January 2006
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
10 January 2006
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
16 January 2006
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
12 January 2006
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
16 January 2006
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
19 December 2005
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
10 January 2006
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
02 February 2006
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
12 January 2006
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
10 January 2006
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
10 January 2006
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
19 December 2005
Lepper, David
Labour
09 January 2006
Luff, Peter
Conservative
19 January 2006
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
20 December 2005
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
18 January 2006
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
11 January 2006
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
11 January 2006
McDonnell, John
Labour
06 November 2006
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
10 January 2006
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
26 January 2006
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
09 January 2006
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
10 January 2006
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
19 December 2005
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
20 December 2005
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
08 March 2006
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
11 January 2006
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
20 December 2005
Spink, Bob
Conservative
20 December 2005
Taylor, David
Labour
20 December 2005
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
09 January 2006
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
09 January 2006
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.