House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
CONTRIBUTION OF REGIONAL AND LOCAL NEWSPAPERS
EDM #425
Tabled 09 December 2009
2009-10 Session
That this House believes that local and regional newspapers have a long track record of serving and being at the heart of their communities; notes that local media are widely acknowledged as the most trusted of all media; further believes that the independence of local media is vitally important to proper scrutiny and accountability; is concerned that local authority subsidy of news can create unfair competition, making local commercial media unviable and pose a threat to free speech; is further concerned that 100 local newspapers across the UK closed in 2009; further believes that the requirement to place statutory notices with publications independent of the placing authority should be preserved; and calls on the Competition Commission and Audit Commission to review the impact of the growth of local authority funded newspapers on the local media market and free speech.

Signatures (100)

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.
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
06 January 2010
Anderson, Janet
Labour
20 January 2010
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
12 January 2010
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
12 January 2010
Battle, John
Labour
16 December 2009
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
13 January 2010
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
10 December 2009
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
20 January 2010
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2009
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
07 January 2010
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
22 February 2010
Cairns, David
Labour
10 February 2010
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
15 December 2009
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
14 January 2010
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
22 February 2010
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
15 December 2009
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
15 December 2009
Clark, Greg
Conservative
09 February 2010
Cohen, Harry
Labour
05 January 2010
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
01 February 2010
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
14 December 2009
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
21 January 2010
Davies, Philip
Conservative
14 December 2009
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
16 December 2009
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
18 January 2010
Drew, Mr David
Labour
10 December 2009
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
15 December 2009
Etherington, Bill
Labour
19 January 2010
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
18 January 2010
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
11 January 2010
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
13 January 2010
Fraser, Christopher
Conservative
26 January 2010
Gapes, Mike
Labour
05 January 2010
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
10 December 2009
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
08 February 2010
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
15 December 2009
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
15 December 2009
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
09 February 2010
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
08 February 2010
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
15 December 2009
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
04 February 2010
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2009
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
21 January 2010
Heyes, David
Labour
21 January 2010
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
15 December 2009
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
15 December 2009
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
27 January 2010
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
15 December 2009
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2009
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
10 December 2009
Keen, Alan
Labour
22 February 2010
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
07 January 2010
Key, Robert
Conservative
15 December 2009
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
15 December 2009
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
20 January 2010
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
19 January 2010
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
14 December 2009
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2009
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
23 February 2010
Luff, Peter
Conservative
11 January 2010
Main, Anne
Conservative
12 January 2010
McDonnell, John
Labour
15 December 2009
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
10 December 2009
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2009
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
12 January 2010
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
14 January 2010
Mundell, David
Conservative
26 January 2010
Neill, Bob
Conservative
06 April 2010
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
10 February 2010
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
17 March 2010
Penning, Mike
Conservative
25 January 2010
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2009
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2009
Robertson, John
Labour
09 February 2010
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
10 December 2009
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2009
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
05 January 2010
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
18 January 2010
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
09 February 2010
Simpson, Alan
Labour
07 January 2010
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
15 December 2009
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
25 January 2010
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
11 January 2010
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
06 April 2010
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
14 January 2010
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
05 January 2010
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
02 March 2010
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
14 January 2010
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
11 January 2010
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
22 February 2010
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
21 January 2010
Twigg, Derek
Labour
09 February 2010
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
15 December 2009
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.