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ACCESS TO VOTING FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 925: tabled on 24 February 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 134 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 recognises that at the last general election 68 per cent. of polling stations had one or more access barriers that could prevent a disabled person from voting independently; notes that despite disabled people making up a considerable proportion of the electorate, some still find it more difficult to vote than non-disabled people; welcomes Scope's Polls Apart campaign which asks for disabled people to have the same access to Britain's democracy as everyone else; further notes that to ensure that disabled people can take an active and equal role in the life of their community, polling stations, and thus the community buildings they are housed in, must be accessible to disabled people, not just on election day but every day; further notes that although postal voting is an alternative for some disabled people it is also inaccessible to many disabled people; and calls on the Government to ensure that all electors can vote independently, in secret and with dignity.

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 26 February 2010
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Blaydon
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2010
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2010
Erith and Thamesmead
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Hove
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Rother Valley
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2010
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
South Ribble
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2010
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2010
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2010
Sutton and Cheam
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Inverclyde
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2010
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2010
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 2 March 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 February 2010
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2010
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2010
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2010
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Stroud
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Sunderland North
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Birkenhead
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2010
Stoke-on-Trent South
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 4 March 2010
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2010
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2010
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2010
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2010
Falmouth and Camborne
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2010
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2010
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2010
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2010
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2010
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2010
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2010
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2010
High Peak
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 March 2010
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Blackpool South
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2010
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2010
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 March 2010
South Down
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Cleethorpes
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Cardiff North
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Wansbeck
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Torfaen
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2010
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2010
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2010
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Broxtowe
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 10 March 2010
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2010
Southport
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2010
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Halifax
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2010
North Cornwall
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2010
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Glasgow Central
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2010
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2010
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2010
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Dartford
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2010
Beverley and Holderness
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2010
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2010
East Dunbartonshire
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Sherwood
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Pudsey
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Halton
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 4 March 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2010
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2010
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2010
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2010
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 March 2010
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2010
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.