Skip to main content

WEST HIGHLAND FREE PRESS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2235: tabled on 04 November 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 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 the West Highland Free Press on becoming Britain's first employee-owned newspaper; notes that over the last 37 years, the Free Press has established an international reputation for all that is best about journalism; further notes that the newspaper serves all the people in its community, and that the founders of the Free Press have shown that they practice what they preach, both in their radical stewardship of the paper since its foundation, and in their present support for the new form of ownership; recognises the outstanding contribution that one of the newspaper's founders, Brian Wilson, a former hon. Member of this House, has made to ensuring that the newspaper has been part of the political, cultural and social debate in the Highlands and Islands; wishes its new owners every success; and trusts that this will serve as an example to other businesses to develop employee ownership initiatives where possible.

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, Janet
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2009
Worthing West
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
Gordon
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Inverclyde
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Glasgow South West
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 November 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 10 November 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Tamworth
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Falkirk
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Amber Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Dundee West
McKenna, Rosemary
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Glasgow North West
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Glasgow Central
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Nottingham South
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 10 November 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Conwy

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.