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REFERENDUM ON ELECTORAL REFORM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1681: tabled on 16 June 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 66 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House supports the call for a referendum regarding a more proportional voting system for elections to the House of Commons.

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 23 June 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
City of York
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
South Ribble
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2009
Taunton
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Bury North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Lewisham West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 June 2009
Foyle
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2009
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Romsey
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
Chesterfield
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2009
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2009
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2009
Hereford
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
North Norfolk
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2009
Yeovil
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2009
Manchester, Withington
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Battersea
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2009
Glasgow East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 June 2009
Belfast South
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
Leeds North West
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Broxtowe
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Torbay
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2009
Ealing, Southall
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 26 June 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Hazel Grove
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2009
Brent East
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
South Derbyshire
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Cardiff Central
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

REFERENDUM ON ELECTORAL REFORM (Amendment 1)
leave out `a more proportional' and insert `an alternative vote based on the existing single Member constituency'.
Labour, Ilford South
5
signatures
EDM 1681A1: tabled on 18 June 2009
REFERENDUM ON ELECTORAL REFORM (Amendment 2)
leave out from `regarding' to end and add `a change to the first past the post system of electing hon. Members to the House of Commons which maintains the constituency link.'.
Labour, Wirral West
2
signatures
EDM 1681A2: tabled on 22 June 2009