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LOCAL NEWSPAPERS AND COMMUNITY COHESION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 503: tabled on 19 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 53 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 congratulates local paid-for daily and free weekly papers on the service they provide for communities, particularly in keeping people informed about news, services and events in their area, campaigning on important local issues, helping to maintain a vibrant local economy, holding elected representatives to account, strengthening democracy and thereby helping to deliver social and economic cohesion for communities; regretfully notes the difficulties some local papers may experience in the current financial crisis; and calls on the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to meet representatives of the industry to discuss how local papers can continue to deliver a much cherished and needed service in the future.

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 9 February 2009
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2009
Worthing West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Gower
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2009
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2009
Ribble Valley
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Walsall South
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2009
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Blackpool South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Leeds North West
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Ynys Môn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 January 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Southport
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Rochdale
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Nottingham South
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 27 January 2009
Wyre Forest
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2009
Macclesfield

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.