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MOTHERS' NAMES AND MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 27: tabled on 04 June 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 116 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 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of the fathers and not the mothers of the bride and groom; believes our law should not perpetuate the offensive and outdated message that marriage is a business transaction between fathers; further notes that both mothers and fathers are recorded on a civil partnership certificate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.

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
Signed on 14 July 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2014
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2014
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2014
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2014
Bootle
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2014
Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2014
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2014
Altrincham and Sale West
Bridgen, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2014
North West Leicestershire
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2014
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2014
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Rotherham
Chapman, Jenny
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2014
Darlington
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Bolton North East
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2014
Chatham and Aylesford
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2014
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Workington
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2014
Monmouth
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2014
Swansea West
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 June 2014
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2014
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 June 2014
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 June 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2014
Liverpool, Riverside
Evans, Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 2014
Cardiff North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2014
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2014
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2014
Birkenhead
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2014
Poplar and Limehouse
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2014
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2014
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Edinburgh East
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2014
Richmond Park
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2014
Llanelli
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2014
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 17 June 2014
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
Glasgow South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2014
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2014
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2014
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2014
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2014
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2014
Cheltenham
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2014
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Johnson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2014
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2014
Manchester, Gorton
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2014
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2014
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2014
Manchester, Withington
Lefroy, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2014
Stafford
Leslie, Charlotte
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2014
Bristol North West
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2014
New Forest East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2014
Eastbourne
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2014
St Albans
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 June 2014
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2014
Gateshead
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2014
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2014
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2014
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2014
Leeds North West
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2014
Ynys Môn
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2014
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2014
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 June 2014
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2014
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2014
Vale of Clwyd
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2014
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2014
Bolsover
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2014
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Blackley and Broughton
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2014
Hazel Grove
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2014
Bradford South
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
Alyn and Deeside
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2014
Brent Central
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2014
Eastleigh
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2014
Liverpool, West Derby
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2014
Walsall South
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2014
North Dorset
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2014
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2014
St Helens North
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2014
Hove
White, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2014
Warwick and Leamington
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2014
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2014
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2014
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2014
Derby North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2014
Batley and Spen

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.