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MEDIA PLURALISM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1273: tabled on 08 April 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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 shares the widespread and continuing public concerns regarding the power of media barons in the events leading up to the Leveson report; notes that recent legislation gagging civil society groups has only served to amplify the voices of established news organisations, thereby distorting democratic debate; condemns the way in which groups such as benefit claimants, immigrants, women and environmental campaigners are routinely misrepresented in the media; believes that there should be urgent action to safeguard the right to independent and pluralistic information; further notes that a coalition of civil society organisations and professional bodies from throughout Europe has come together with the immediate purpose of running a European Citizens Initiative demanding action to ensure media pluralism; and therefore expresses its support for the UK Coalition on Media Pluralism which aims to open up a serious debate on the need to limit the concentration of media ownership and to increase the range of voices in the local and national media.

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.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2014
Bolton North East
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 April 2014
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 April 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 April 2014
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2014
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Wansbeck
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Gateshead
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Livingston
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2014
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2014
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 April 2014
Strangford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.