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MEDIA OWNERSHIP

EDM (Early Day Motion) 345: tabled on 29 June 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 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 notes News Corporation's current bidding for full control of British Sky Broadcasting and Rupert Murdoch's plans to continue to extend his powerful media empire; recognises a healthy democracy depends in part on the culture of a free, plural and diverse media; considers it important to support the growth and availability of quality journalism across a range of platforms and providers; believes it is the duty of politicians not just to consider media companies and shareholders but also the interests of the workforce and the communities they serve; urges the Government not to enable further excessive concentrations of ownership; supports the Trades Union Congress and the National Union of Journalists' calls for full scrutiny of the proposed deal; and calls on the UK regulators and European competition authorities to carry out reviews.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2010
Blaydon
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2011
Aberdeen South
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2010
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2010
Worthing West
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2011
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2010
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2010
Edinburgh West
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2010
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2010
Coventry South
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2010
Scunthorpe
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2011
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2011
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2011
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 June 2010
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 June 2010
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2010
Islwyn
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2011
Makerfield
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2010
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2010
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2010
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2010
North Tyneside
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2010
Stretford and Urmston
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Midlothian
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2011
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
Jamieson, Cathy
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2011
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Jones, Graham
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2010
Hyndburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2010
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 July 2010
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 12 October 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2010
Bristol East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 June 2010
Belfast South
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2011
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2011
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Gateshead
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2011
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2010
Easington
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2010
Wigan
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2010
Erith and Thamesmead
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2010
Southport
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Liverpool, Walton
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2010
Colchester
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2011
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2010
Bolsover
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2010
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2011
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2010
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.