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PRESS ASSOCIATION REGIONAL LOBBY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 715: tabled on 12 November 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 deeply regrets the Press Association's proposal to close its dedicated regional lobby press team and make four journalists redundant; believes that this organisation has provided an important service to all parts of the UK since its inception in 1863 under the name Central Press and to newspapers including the Western Daily Press, Liverpool Post, Belfast Telegraph, Bradford Telegraph and Argus, Northern Echo and Bristol Post; and further believes that the withdrawal of this vital connection between hon. Membersand their local press will only serve to increase the perceived remoteness of this House from the constituents that it serves and the gulf between the Westminster village and other parts of the country.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
York Central
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 November 2012
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2012
Islington North
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2012
Stockton North
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2012
Liverpool, Riverside
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2012
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 21 November 2012
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2012
St Ives
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
Bishop Auckland
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2012
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 13 November 2012
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2012
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2012
Knowsley
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2012
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2013
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 21 November 2012
Belfast East
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2012
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2012
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2012
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morris, David
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2012
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2012
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 November 2012
South Down
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 November 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2012
Ealing, Southall
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2012
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2012
Bristol West
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
St Helens South and Whiston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.