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MR EDWARD STOURTON AND TODAY PROGRAMME

EDM (Early Day Motion) 293: tabled on 15 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 90 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 deplores the sacking of Edward Stourton as a presenter of the Today programme; calls upon the Chairman of the BBC Trust, who represents the licence fee payer, to investigate how his sacking came to be notified to him by a journalist from the Independent on Sunday; notes that Mr Stourton commands huge respect for the undoubted impartiality and intellectual rigour he brings to the Today programme; further notes that Jonathan Ross has been retained by the same BBC management team that has dispensed with Mr Stourton; and calls on the BBC to reinstate Mr Stourton as a presenter on the Today programme forthwith.

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.

Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Devizes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Aberdeen South
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
North West Norfolk
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Newbury
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2008
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
South East Cornwall
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
Gordon
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
West Chelmsford
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
North East Bedfordshire
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Gower
Chope, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Christchurch
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Keighley
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Crosby
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2008
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Stroud
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Rutland and Melton
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Ludlow
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 December 2008
Foyle
Ellwood, Mr Tobias
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Bournemouth East
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Sevenoaks
Fraser, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2008
South West Norfolk
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Brent North
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
North Wiltshire
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Beaconsfield
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Barnsley Central
Jack, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Fylde
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2008
Peterborough
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
North Essex
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Hereford
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Epping Forest
Liddell-Grainger, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2008
Bridgwater
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 December 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Medway
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
East Hampshire
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Sutton Coldfield
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Bromley and Chislehurst
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Croydon South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 18 December 2008
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Southport
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Nottingham South
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
West Worcestershire
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Beverley and Holderness
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Stockton South
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2008
North Dorset
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2008
Angus
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Havant
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2008
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2008
Macclesfield
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Rugby and Kenilworth

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.