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REDUCING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 150: tabled on 11 June 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 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 the immeasurable contribution the British Armed Forces and their families make to national security and well-being; commits to honouring their many sacrifices by providing the highest levels of care and support for the service community at home; believes in the principles of the Military Covenant and wants them to apply across the whole of UK society; deplores any and all forms of discrimination directed towards the armed forces and their families; seeks to end discrimination on the grounds that we must protect those who protect the UK; further believes this should be an issue which unites all sides of the House; supports cross-party talks involving service charities and the military on how to make this happen; and further recognises the potential merit in introducing new legal protections, such as those that exist for other groups, to defend the service community against discrimination.

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 18 June 2012
Blaydon
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2012
York Central
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2012
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2012
Gower
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2012
Edinburgh West
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2012
Chatham and Aylesford
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Workington
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 June 2012
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 June 2012
Lagan Valley
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2012
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2012
St Austell and Newquay
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2012
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 14 June 2012
North Down
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2012
Barking
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Knowsley
Jowell, Tessa
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Dulwich and West Norwood
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2012
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 20 June 2012
Belfast East
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 June 2012
South Antrim
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Great Grimsby
Mordaunt, Penny
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2012
Portsmouth North
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Livingston
Morris, David
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2012
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Easington
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
East Lothian
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Bolton South East
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 June 2012
Strangford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Huddersfield
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 June 2012
Upper Bann
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2012
Pendle
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2012
Bradford South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2012
St Helens North
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2012
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2012
Ceredigion

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.