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WOMEN BISHOPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1364: tabled on 27 January 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 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 welcomes the current moves by the General Synod of the Church of England to pass legislation permitting women to be bishops; notes that the Synod is currently engaged in consulting the Dioceses on the Women in the Episcopate: draft bishops and priests (consecration and ordination of women) Measure; further notes that General Synod expects to debate the final approval stage of the Measure in July 2012; encourages the House of Bishops to commend the Measure as currently drafted; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to remove any exemptions pertaining to gender under existing equality legislation, in the event that the Measure has overwhelming support in the dioceses but fails through a technicality to receive final approval in General Synod.

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 Bob
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2012
Coventry North East
Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2011
Lewisham East
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2011
York Central
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2011
City of Durham
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2011
Sheffield Central
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2011
Gower
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2011
Stockport
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2011
Islington North
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2011
Chatham and Aylesford
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2011
Holborn and St Pancras
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2011
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2011
Ilford South
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2011
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hames, Duncan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2011
Chippenham
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2011
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2011
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2011
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2011
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Jarrow
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2011
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2011
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2011
Hampstead and Kilburn
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2011
Harwich and North Essex
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2011
Epping Forest
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2011
Eastbourne
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 February 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 2 March 2011
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2011
Bassetlaw
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2011
Bristol East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2011
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2011
Mansfield
Mordaunt, Penny
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2011
Portsmouth North
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2011
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2011
Colchester
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2011
Bolsover
Soames, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2011
Mid Sussex
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2011
Tonbridge and Malling
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2011
Redcar
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2011
Walsall South
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2011
Cleethorpes
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2011
Bristol West
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2011
Batley and Spen
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2011
Norwich South
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 2011
South Suffolk

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.