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VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE AND THE ELECTORAL REGISTER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 470: tabled on 12 July 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 the vulnerability of victims of domestic abuse when registering to vote; further notes that full electoral registers are publicly available, causing a genuine threat to the safety of some women; further notes with concern that the current criteria for supporting evidence for anonymous registration applications restricts the number of vulnerable women able to register anonymously; believes that the criteria for qualified persons to provide attestation should be extended to include lawyers, doctors and women's aid workers; and calls on the Government to bring forward proposals to amend the Electoral Administration Act 2006 to strengthen the provision for anonymous registration.

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.

Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 2010
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Campbell, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2010
Tynemouth
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2010
Gower
Chapman, Mrs Jenny
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Darlington
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2010
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2010
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2010
Edinburgh West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 July 2010
Foyle
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2010
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2010
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
North Tyneside
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2010
Stretford and Urmston
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Denton and Reddish
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Midlothian
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 21 July 2010
Belfast East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Gateshead
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2010
Southport
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
North Cornwall
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2010
Colchester
Sarwar, Anas
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2010
Glasgow Central
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 July 2010
Upper Bann
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2010
Blackley and Broughton
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 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.