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PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS (RECALL AND PRIMARIES) BILL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2090: tabled on 19 October 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned about the lack of public engagement in political and democratic affairs and the cynicism and distrust of the political system felt by many voters; notes that the recent Power Inquiry found that this is all too often borne out of a sense of disempowerment; believes that new measures are required to enable voters to participate more fully in the political system; welcomes the provisions of the Parliamentary Elections (Recall and Primaries) Bill tabled by a cross-party group of hon. Members that would permit voters to recall their hon. Member in certain specified circumstances and also require a returning officer to hold primary elections if requested to do so by any local political party with the support of at least 1,000 voters; further notes that the leaders of the three largest political parties have expressed support for the need for new initiatives to engage the public; and hopes that this Bill will become law expeditiously, believing that it will help restore faith in the political process.

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.

Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2009
Kingswood
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
South Ribble
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
Gordon
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2009
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2009
Birkenhead
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2009
Vauxhall
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Richmond Park
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2009
Yeovil
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2009
Winchester
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2009
Argyll and Bute
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2009
Colchester
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Bradford West
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 29 October 2009
Wyre Forest
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2009
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.

PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS (RECALL AND PRIMARIES) BILL (Amendment 1)
leave out `1,000' and insert `500'.
Independent, Castle Point
2
signatures
EDM 2090A1: tabled on 20 October 2009