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MMR VACCINE AND THE MEDIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 754: tabled on 10 February 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 131 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 expresses its support for the use of the combined MMR vaccine; notes with concern the re-emergence of measles and the loss of life and long-term health problems which will afflict children as a result of the decline in the vaccination rate which followed Dr Andrew Wakefield's now discredited research paper suggesting a link between MMR vaccine and autism; expresses its disappointment that ill-informed comments by presenters such as Jeni Barnett on her LBC radio show will continue to cause unfounded anxieties for many parents and are likely to result in some parents choosing not to vaccinate their children; recognises the right of Jeni Barnett as a parent to make her own judgement about vaccinations for her own children but implores her and others in the media to act more responsibly when making comments in the public domain; and further expresses its hope that in the future reporting the issue of MMR will be less sensationalist and more evidence-based.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2009
Hexham
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2009
Banbury
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Aberdeen South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Kingswood
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Taunton
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2009
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 February 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Bury North
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 February 2009
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2009
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2009
Bath
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Glasgow South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Luton North
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 April 2009
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Tamworth
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2009
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Houghton and Washington East
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Richmond Park
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Epping Forest
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
High Peak
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Manchester Central
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Bassetlaw
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Medway
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2009
South Antrim
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 March 2009
South Down
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Leeds North West
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2009
Winchester
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Broxtowe
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Hemel Hempstead
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Warwick and Leamington
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 February 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Dover
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Glasgow North West
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Colchester
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Leicester South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Milton Keynes South West
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2009
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 26 February 2009
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 2009
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Cardiff Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2009
Perth and North Perthshire

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.