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POST OFFICE CLOSURES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 997: tabled on 21 February 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 167 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 regrets the proposal to close up to 2,500 post offices; recognises the seminal role post offices play in local communities; notes the unpopularity amongst the general public of closing such a large portion of the network; has concerns that the access criteria laid down for the closures consultation do not adequately take into account local geographical factors and public transport networks; is concerned that the consultation period is only scheduled to last for six weeks rather than three months; and believes that options for business expansion which may have helped individual post offices to remain open should be explored further.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2008
East Surrey
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Devizes
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
North East Hampshire
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2008
Staffordshire Moorlands
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Hexham
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Erith and Thamesmead
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2008
South Norfolk
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2008
Lewes
Barker, Gregory
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2008
Bexhill and Battle
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2008
Billericay
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2008
Edinburgh West
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Buckingham
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2008
Northampton South
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2008
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Altrincham and Sale West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Elmet
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2008
Enfield, Southgate
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2008
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 February 2008
East Londonderry
Chope, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Christchurch
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
Tunbridge Wells
Clifton-Brown, Mr Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2008
Cotswold
Conway, Derek
Independent Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2008
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Stockton North
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 29 February 2008
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
Skipton and Ripon
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 25 February 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Shipley
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 April 2008
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2008
Rochford and Southend East
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2008
Ludlow
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 February 2008
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
Sunderland North
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2008
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
Sevenoaks
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Fox, Dr Liam
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Woodspring
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
South West Norfolk
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
North Thanet
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 February 2008
Bethnal Green and Bow
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2008
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2008
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2008
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2008
Scarborough and Whitby
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
North Wiltshire
Greening, Justine
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2008
Putney
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2008
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2008
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2008
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2008
Forest of Dean
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2008
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2008
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Vauxhall
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2008
Gravesham
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2008
Orpington
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 April 2008
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Aldershot
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2008
South West Surrey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2008
Cheadle
Jack, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
Fylde
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 2008
Peterborough
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
North Essex
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2008
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2008
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Salisbury
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2008
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Beckenham
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2008
South Cambridgeshire
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2008
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2008
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 March 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2008
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
Bracknell
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2008
Penrith and The Border
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 April 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2008
St Albans
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2008
Woking
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Blackpool South
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
East Hampshire
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 February 2008
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 March 2008
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 March 2008
South Down
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
Vale of York
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2008
Newark
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2008
Basingstoke
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2008
Sutton Coldfield
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2008
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
Leeds North West
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2008
Bristol North West
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2008
Bromley and Chislehurst
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2008
Eddisbury
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2008
Montgomeryshire
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2008
Weston-Super-Mare
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 February 2008
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2008
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 April 2008
Moray
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Romford
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2008
Enfield North
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Glasgow Central
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
South West Bedfordshire
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2008
Welwyn Hatfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2008
Nottingham South
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2008
Mid Sussex
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2008
Castle Point
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2008
South West Devon
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2008
Beverley and Holderness
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2008
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2008
East Devon
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2008
Poole
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2008
Esher and Walton
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Islwyn
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2008
Bosworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Pudsey
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2008
Wantage
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 2008
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
Lancaster and Wyre
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2008
Stourbridge
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2008
Angus
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2008
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2008
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2008
Macclesfield
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2008
Rugby and Kenilworth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2008
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.