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TRADE UNION FREEDOM BILL CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 532: tabled on 18 December 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 135 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 recognises that free and independent trade unions are a force for good in UK society around the world and are vital to democracy; welcomes the positive role modern unions play in providing protection for working people and winning fairness at work; notes the 1906 Trades Disputes Act granted unions the legal freedom to take industrial action; regrets that successive anti-union legislation has meant that trade union rights are now weaker than those introduced by the 1906 Trades Disputes Act; therefore welcomes and supports the TUC campaign for a Trade Union Freedom Bill whose principles include better protection for workers, such as those sacked by Gate Gourmet in 2005, the simplification of ballot procedures and to allow limited supportive action, following a ballot, in specific circumstances; and therefore urges the Government to bring forward legislation to address these proposals.

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 11 June 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2007
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2007
Aberdeen South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2007
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2007
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2007
South Ribble
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2007
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Elmet
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2007
Brent South
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2007
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2007
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2007
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2007
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 10 January 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2007
Holborn and St Pancras
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
Central Ayrshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 January 2007
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2007
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2007
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2007
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2007
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2007
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2007
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2007
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Llanelli
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2007
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2007
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2007
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2007
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2007
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Bolton South East
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Manchester, Gorton
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2007
Houghton and Washington East
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2007
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2007
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 January 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2007
Glenrothes
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Thurrock
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 January 2007
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Glasgow East
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2007
Medway
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2007
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2007
Bristol East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 January 2007
Belfast South
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Dundee West
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 June 2007
South Down
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2007
Glasgow North
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2007
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2007
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
East Lothian
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Bridgend
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2007
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2007
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2007
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2007
Nuneaton
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Dover
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Wolverhampton North East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Halifax
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Rochdale
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2007
Banff and Buchan
Mr Virendra Sharma,
Signed on 15 October 2007
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 8 October 2007
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Bradford West
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2007
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2007
Leicester South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2007
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2007
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2007
Manchester, Blackley
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
North West Leicestershire
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2007
Islington South and Finsbury
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2007
Islwyn
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2007
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2007
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2007
Caernarfon
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2007
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2007
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2007
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2007
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.