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SAVE GENERAL ELECTION NIGHT CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 334: tabled on 02 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 116 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 at reports that growing numbers of returning officers are considering postponing the counting of votes cast on the day of the General Election until the day after polling; believes that in the 21st century it would be a regressive move not to announce constituency results as early as possible; further believes that public confidence in the results could be undermined by delays in the counting of ballot papers and that fewer voters would be able to watch the results being announced if this were done on a Friday afternoon; and calls on local authorities throughout the United Kingdom to ensure that all ballot papers are counted immediately after the close of polls on General Election night, as has been the practice in previous general elections.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Southend West
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
North East Hampshire
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Lewes
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2009
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2010
West Chelmsford
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Bury North
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Cynon Valley
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Glasgow South West
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Hendon
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2009
Lagan Valley
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Mid Bedfordshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Stroud
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Eltham
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Ribble Valley
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Bath
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Ilford South
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Romsey
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
North Wiltshire
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2010
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2010
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2010
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Chorley
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2010
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Houghton and Washington East
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Salisbury
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Liverpool, Walton
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Manchester, Withington
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
High Peak
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2009
East Worthing and Shoreham
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Edmonton
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Woking
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Amber Valley
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Leeds North West
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2010
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Wansbeck
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2010
Croydon South
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Hemel Hempstead
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Southport
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Glasgow North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Romford
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Glasgow Central
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2009
Castle Point
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2009
Beverley and Holderness
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2009
Wyre Forest
Timpson, Edward
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2009
Crewe and Nantwich
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Halton
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Bristol West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2009
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2009
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 2 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.