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90th ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST WOMAN HON. MEMBER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 328: tabled on 02 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 Members. It has received 3 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 3 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House celebrates the 90th anniversary on 1 December 2009 of the day that Nancy Astor became the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons; notes that just 291 women have succeeded her as hon. Members in the House and that currently only one in five hon. Members are women; and calls on all political parties to redouble their efforts to improve the representation of women to make gender balance in Parliament a reality.

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 15 December 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Gower
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Ilford South
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Walsall South
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Romsey
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Glasgow East
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Cleethorpes
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Wansbeck
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Southport
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bradford West
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Cardiff Central
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.

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

90th ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST WOMAN HON. MEMBER (Amendment 1)
at end, add `; and also recalls that Connie Markiewicz was the first woman elected for Sinn Fein in 1918, representing Dublin Central, but that as an Irish Republican and prisoner did not take her seat.'
Labour, Islington North
3
signatures
EDM 328A1: tabled on 3 December 2009
90th ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST WOMAN HON. MEMBER (Amendment 2)
leave out from `Commons;' and insert, `further celebrates the 50th anniversary of the election on 8 October 1959 of Margaret Thatcher, who became the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom;'.
Conservative, Romford
1
signature
EDM 328A2: tabled on 2 February 2010
90th ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST WOMAN HON. MEMBER (Amendment 3)
leave out from `succeeded her as' and insert, `followed their example in becoming'.
Conservative, Romford
1
signature
EDM 328A3: tabled on 2 February 2010