House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
MOTHERS' NAMES AND MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES
EDM #27
Tabled 04 June 2014
2014-15 Session
That this House notes that regulations from 1986 mean it is still the case that the particulars to be registered for a marriage include details of the fathers and not the mothers of the bride and groom; believes our law should not perpetuate the offensive and outdated message that marriage is a business transaction between fathers; further notes that both mothers and fathers are recorded on a civil partnership certificate and believes the same should be the case on a marriage certificate; further believes that change is needed so that mothers are no longer erased from these important historical records; and calls on the Secretary of State for the Home Department to bring forward the necessary legislative proposals without delay.

Signatures (116)

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.
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
14 July 2014
Barron, Kevin
Labour
01 July 2014
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
11 June 2014
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
04 June 2014
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
04 June 2014
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
09 June 2014
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
05 June 2014
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
04 June 2014
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
04 June 2014
Bridgen, Andrew
Conservative
24 June 2014
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
12 June 2014
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
01 September 2014
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
11 June 2014
Caton, Martin
Labour
04 June 2014
Champion, Sarah
Labour
12 June 2014
Chapman, Jenny
Labour
18 June 2014
Clark, Katy
Labour
04 June 2014
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
12 June 2014
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
04 June 2014
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
12 June 2014
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
12 June 2014
Cryer, John
Labour
23 June 2014
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
25 June 2014
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
26 June 2014
Davies, Geraint
Labour
16 June 2014
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
11 June 2014
Dowd, Jim
Labour
17 June 2014
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
04 June 2014
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
05 June 2014
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
18 June 2014
Evans, Jonathan
Conservative
17 June 2014
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
10 June 2014
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
18 June 2014
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
16 June 2014
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
10 June 2014
Flello, Robert
Labour
02 July 2014
Flynn, Paul
Labour
12 June 2014
Gapes, Mike
Labour
09 June 2014
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
04 June 2014
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
08 July 2014
Glass, Pat
Labour
09 June 2014
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
05 June 2014
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
04 June 2014
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
11 June 2014
Griffith, Nia
Labour
04 June 2014
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
18 June 2014
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
17 June 2014
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
09 June 2014
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
24 June 2014
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
18 June 2014
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
09 June 2014
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
09 June 2014
Heyes, David
Labour
16 June 2014
Hoey, Kate
Labour
09 June 2014
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
04 June 2014
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
10 June 2014
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
04 June 2014
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
05 June 2014
Johnson, Alan
Labour
05 June 2014
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
05 June 2014
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
02 July 2014
Lavery, Ian
Labour
12 June 2014
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
10 June 2014
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
09 June 2014
Lefroy, Jeremy
Conservative
09 July 2014
Leslie, Charlotte
Conservative
19 June 2014
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
04 June 2014
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
23 June 2014
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
09 June 2014
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
09 July 2014
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
01 September 2014
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
11 June 2014
McDonnell, John
Labour
09 June 2014
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
10 July 2014
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
09 June 2014
Mearns, Ian
Labour
11 June 2014
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
04 June 2014
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
04 June 2014
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
16 June 2014
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
26 June 2014
Owen, Albert
Labour
16 June 2014
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
30 June 2014
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
14 July 2014
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
06 January 2015
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
09 June 2014
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
11 June 2014
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
12 June 2014
Ruane, Chris
Labour
17 June 2014
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
10 June 2014
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
01 July 2014
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
23 June 2014
Stringer, Graham
Labour
01 September 2014
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
16 June 2014
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
17 June 2014
Tami, Mark
Labour
09 June 2014
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
24 June 2014
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
09 June 2014
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
22 July 2014
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
04 June 2014
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
16 June 2014
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
12 June 2014
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
09 June 2014
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
18 June 2014
White, Chris
Conservative
03 July 2014
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
09 June 2014
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
16 June 2014
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
04 June 2014
Williamson, Chris
Labour
04 June 2014
Wood, Mike
Labour
04 June 2014
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.