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CONTRIBUTION OF REGIONAL AND LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 425: tabled on 09 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 100 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 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.

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
Signed on 6 January 2010
East Surrey
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 January 2010
Hexham
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2010
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2010
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2009
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2010
Altrincham and Sale West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2010
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Twickenham
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Inverclyde
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2010
Orkney and Shetland
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2010
Harwich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2010
Tunbridge Wells
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Burton
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2010
Huntingdon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2010
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2010
Sevenoaks
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2010
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fraser, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2010
South West Norfolk
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Romsey
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2010
Chesham and Amersham
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Glasgow South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2010
North East Hertfordshire
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2010
Orpington
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Tamworth
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2010
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2009
Salisbury
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2009
East Yorkshire
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2010
Epping Forest
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2010
North East Milton Keynes
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Manchester, Withington
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Edmonton
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2010
Mid Worcestershire
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 12 January 2010
St Albans
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Mansfield
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 12 January 2010
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2010
Leeds North West
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2010
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 6 April 2010
Bromley and Chislehurst
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2010
Braintree
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2010
Eddisbury
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2010
Hemel Hempstead
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Southport
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Glasgow North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
North Cornwall
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Colchester
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 5 January 2010
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2010
South West Bedfordshire
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2010
Tonbridge and Malling
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2010
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2010
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2010
East Devon
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 11 January 2010
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Islington South and Finsbury
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Halton
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Bristol West

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.