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LAW RELATING TO UNMARRIED COUPLES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1338: tabled on 10 January 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 123 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 law relating to unmarried couples is shambolic and in urgent need of reform because there is little or no legal protection for cohabitants on relationship breakdown; and, while welcoming the introduction of civil partnerships for same sex couples, calls on the Government to introduce a new law to provide a safety net for couples of whatever sexual orientation who live together as its next priority.

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 25 January 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2006
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2006
Hove
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2006
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2006
South East Cornwall
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2006
West Ham
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Elmet
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2006
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2006
Twickenham
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2006
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Stockton North
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2006
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Livingston
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2006
Eltham
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
North East Derbyshire
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2006
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2006
Ribble Valley
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2006
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2006
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2006
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2006
Somerton and Frome
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Cambridge
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2006
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
Clwyd South
Keeley, Ms Barbara
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Worsley
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2006
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2006
Houghton and Washington East
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2006
Ealing, Southall
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2006
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
North Norfolk
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
North East Milton Keynes
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2006
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 January 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Bristol East
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 January 2006
Belfast South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Crawley
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2006
Bridgend
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Newport East
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2006
Wansbeck
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Pendle
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Copeland
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Bradford North
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2006
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
Glasgow Central
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2006
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2006
Castle Point
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Manchester, Blackley
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Alyn and Deeside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2006
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2006
North Dorset
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 February 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.