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VOTING RIGHTS FOR THE HOMELESS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 836: tabled on 10 March 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 is concerned that many homeless people are not eligible to put their names on the Electoral Register because by definition they cannot meet the legal registration requirement of having a permanent residence at a particular place; that many homeless people consequently do not have the right to vote in spite of the provision of the United Nations Covenant on Civil and Political Rights requiring that 'Every citizen shall have the right and opportunity...to vote and to be elected' (Article 25), to which the United Kingdom is a signatory; and calls on the Government to draw up and implement measures urgently to enable all homeless citizens to register and exercise their democractic right to vote; and further considers it unjust that British citizens who have permanently lived abroad for many years in luxury villas on the Costa del Sol may vote but not British citizens who have never left this country and are living in misery on the streets of our towns and cities.

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.

Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1992
Leeds West
Bellotti, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 1992
Eastbourne
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Ealing, Southall
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 1992
Eltham
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Manchester, Withington
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Workington
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Tyne Bridge
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Islington North
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Leigh
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Glasgow, Pollok
Dykes, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1992
Harrow East
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Hemsworth
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
St Helens North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 1992
Southport
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Bridgend
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Wentworth
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Clwyd South West
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1992
Staffordshire Moorlands
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Liverpool, Garston
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Dundee East
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1992
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1992
Sheffield, Heeley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Knowsley South
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Barnsley East
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Burnley
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Dundee West
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Glasgow Central
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.