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WAR WIDOWS' PENSION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 187: tabled on 26 June 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 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 is deeply concerned about the anomaly whereby war widows awarded a pension between 31 March 1973 and 5 April 2005 lose their entitlement if they co-habit or re-marry, whereas those widowed before and after those dates do not; and calls on the Government to rectify this unfair discrimination, affecting some 4,000 widows, by allowing all of them to keep their pensions for life, as advocated by the War Widows' Association of Great Britain.

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 30 June 2014
York Central
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 2014
Harrow East
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2014
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 1 July 2014
Altrincham and Sale West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2014
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Sir Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2014
Gordon
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 July 2014
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2014
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2014
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Neil
Conservative
Signed on 1 September 2014
Stroud
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2014
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2014
Coventry South
Drax, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2014
South Dorset
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 June 2014
Foyle
Evans, Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2014
Cardiff North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Newport West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2014
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 8 July 2014
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2014
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 1 July 2014
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2014
Barking
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Lanark and Hamilton East
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2014
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2014
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2014
Knowsley
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2014
Peterborough
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2014
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2014
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 1 July 2014
New Forest East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2014
Eastbourne
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 2 July 2014
Belfast East
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2014
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Bassetlaw
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2014
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2014
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2014
Torfaen
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 July 2014
South Down
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2014
Moray
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2014
Tewkesbury
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 1 September 2014
Romford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 July 2014
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2014
Bolsover
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2014
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soames, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 5 September 2014
Mid Sussex
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2014
Hazel Grove
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 1 September 2014
North Dorset
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2014
Bradford East
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
West Bromwich East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2014
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2014
Banff and Buchan
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2014
Perth and North Perthshire

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.