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INVESTMENT IN COUNCIL HOUSING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 368: tabled on 22 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 125 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 Government's new commitment to tackle housing needs; believes that this must include a first-class council housing sector providing secure tenancies, with lower rents and charges and a landlord whom tenants can hold to account as an alternative to ownership and the private housing market and that to achieve this Government must introduce changes to local authority housing finance to enable all local authorities to bring their existing homes up to modern standards, start a new council house building programme and maintain existing and new council housing as first-class housing in years to come; and actively opposes both the stigmatisation of council housing as housing of last resort and proposals to means test or time limit secure tenancies so that local authorities can respect the choice of existing tenants who want to keep the council as their landlord and get their homes and estates improved, house the wide range of people on council housing waiting lists and so return council estates to the mixed communities they were before shortage distorted allocations policies and concentrated deprivation.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2007
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
Lewes
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
City of York
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2008
Bootle
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2008
Kingswood
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2008
Northampton South
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
City of Durham
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2007
South East Cornwall
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
Taunton
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 November 2007
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Bury North
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Stockton North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2008
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2007
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2008
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 5 December 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 December 2007
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2007
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2008
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2008
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2007
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2007
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2007
Hastings and Rye
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 26 November 2007
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2008
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2008
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Falmouth and Camborne
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2007
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2007
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2008
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2008
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Vauxhall
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2007
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2007
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Bolton South East
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2008
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2008
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
Manchester, Withington
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2008
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Manchester Central
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 November 2007
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Mansfield
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2008
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2008
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2007
Bristol North West
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2007
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Ynys Môn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
Dover
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
Wolverhampton North East
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
Halifax
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
North Cornwall
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
Torbay
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 10 December 2007
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2008
Leicester South
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
North West Leicestershire
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2007
Stoke-on-Trent North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2007
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2008
Cardiff Central
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2007
Walsall North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2008
Cannock Chase

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.