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JOURNALISM MATTERS CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 284: tabled on 23 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 115 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 welcomes the launch of the Journalism Matters campaign by the National Union of Journalists to highlight the importance of quality journalism to local democracy in the UK; believes that quality journalism relies on adequate resources being provided to enable journalists to carry out their role in an effective manner; expresses concern at recent editorial job losses and budget cuts in local newspapers which are undermining journalists' ability to carry out their role effectively; notes that the cuts are being carried out by highly profitable media companies who effectively operate as regional monopolies without in many cases trade union collective agreements and bargaining rights; and therefore calls for an investigation into allegations of profiteering and anti-competitive practices.

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 19 December 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Lewes
Barker, Gregory
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Bexhill and Battle
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2006
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Kingswood
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Gordon
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Rhondda
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Elmet
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2006
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 November 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Dagenham
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Coventry South
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 30 November 2006
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2006
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 January 2007
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 November 2006
Foyle
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
North East Derbyshire
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Sunderland North
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2006
Sevenoaks
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 30 November 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Norwich North
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Llanelli
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Midlothian
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 29 November 2006
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Vauxhall
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2006
Orpington
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2007
Cambridge
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Bolton South East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Clwyd South
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2007
Glenrothes
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Thurrock
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Bristol East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 December 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 December 2006
Belfast South
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Dundee West
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Glasgow North
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Mansfield
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
East Lothian
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Newport East
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Scunthorpe
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2006
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Torfaen
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Bristol North West
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Nuneaton
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Ynys Môn
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 November 2006
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 March 2007
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2006
North Cornwall
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2006
Banff and Buchan
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 December 2006
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Bolsover
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Leicester South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2007
Edinburgh East
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
North West Leicestershire
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2006
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2006
North Dorset
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
Stourbridge
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2007
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Batley and Spen