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90th ANNIVERSARY OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT 1918

EDM (Early Day Motion) 895: tabled on 05 February 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 Members. It has received 3 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 3 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House notes that 6th February 2008 is the 90th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which granted women the right to vote and be elected to Parliament; recognises what women have achieved in politics since the Act; congratulates all women who have taken their seats as Members of the House of Commons over the past 90 years; but notes that more progress must be made to enhance the role of women in our Parliamentary democracy; and believes that the 90th anniversary of women's suffrage is an opportunity to promote further discussions about how to improve the role of women in politics in the UK and internationally.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2008
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2008
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 February 2008
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2008
Gower
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2008
Hendon
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2008
Mid Bedfordshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2008
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 2008
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
North Down
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
Orpington
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 2008
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2008
Tamworth
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2008
Salisbury
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2008
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2008
East Worthing and Shoreham
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 February 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2008
Blackpool South
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2008
Carlisle
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2008
Mansfield
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2008
Basingstoke
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2008
North East Cambridgeshire
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Bristol North West
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2008
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2008
Southport
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2008
Torbay
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2008
Castle Point
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2008
North West Leicestershire
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2008
Eastbourne
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2008
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 February 2008
Caernarfon
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2008
Teignbridge

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

90th ANNIVERSARY OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT 1918 (Amendment 1)
after `years', insert `and the first woman elected to the House, Constance Markiewicz, who as a Sinn Fein member did not take her seat'.
Labour, Islington North
16
signatures
EDM 895A1: tabled on 6 February 2008
90th ANNIVERSARY OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT 1918 (Amendment 2)
leave out from `years' to end and add `believes that these splendid women wanted equal opportunities not special privileges; further believes that they would have thrown themselves under the King's horse to protest against positive discrimination and all-women shortlists; would have chained themselves to railings in protest against A Lists; and calls upon all women of character to repel such patronising interference.
Conservative, Maidstone and The Weald
3
signatures
EDM 895A2: tabled on 7 February 2008
90th ANNIVERSARY OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT 1918 (Amendment 3)
at end insert `especially the election in 1979 of the first woman Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.'.
Conservative, Congleton
1
signature
EDM 895A3: tabled on 7 February 2008