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.
INABILITY OF PEOPLE TO VOTE ON POLLING DAY
EDM #1
Tabled 25 May 2010
2010-12 Session
There has been an amendment to this EDM.
That this House notes with concern that a significant number of electors around the country were turned away from polling stations on 6 May 2010, denying them the right to vote even though they turned up before the close of poll; welcomes the Electoral Commission's recent report that a change in the law should be introduced so that everyone turning up before the close of poll should be afforded the opportunity to vote; further welcomes its recommendation that local authorities review the number of polling districts and polling stations as well as contingency arrangements in the event of future problems; notes with particular concern that confusion over eligibility to vote in either election was a significant factor in delaying the voting process; calls on the Government to make changes in the law to avoid multiple elections taking place on the same day in future; and further calls on local authorities to take note of the Electoral Commission's recommendations, and carry out a review of polling districts and the number of polling stations available for people to cast their vote.

Signatures (44)

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.
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
03 June 2010
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
03 June 2010
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
07 June 2010
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
02 June 2010
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
02 June 2010
Caton, Martin
Labour
09 June 2010
Dodds, Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
09 June 2010
Evans, Chris
Labour
08 June 2010
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
10 June 2010
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
18 November 2010
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
08 June 2010
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
14 June 2010
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
02 June 2010
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
27 May 2010
Huppert, Julian
Liberal Democrat
26 May 2010
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
26 May 2010
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
02 June 2010
McCrea, William
Democratic Unionist Party
08 June 2010
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
09 December 2010
McDonnell, John
Labour
30 June 2010
Miller, Andrew
Labour
02 June 2010
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
02 June 2010
Murphy, Paul
Labour
08 June 2010
Paisley Junior, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
10 June 2010
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
07 June 2010
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
08 June 2010
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
02 June 2010
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
08 July 2010
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
07 June 2010
Smith, Owen
Labour
01 July 2010
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
07 June 2010
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
03 June 2010
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
20 July 2010
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
16 June 2010
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
03 June 2010
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
27 May 2010
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
26 May 2010
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.