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PENSIONER POVERTY IN THE UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 405: tabled on 28 October 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 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 aware of the estimated 1.6 million retired pensioners who are currently classified as living in poverty in the UK; pays tribute to the organisation AGE UK for its launching of a new campaign to highlight this and to argue for ways to lift those senior citizens out of this deplorable situation; and calls upon the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to heed their call and in response to immediately introduce a pensioner poverty strategy which includes an increased promotion of available benefits amongst retirees, changes to ways in which benefits are administered to help older people claim and to find other avenues to encourage the Benefits Agency, local authorities and the NHS to improve their signposting of available support.

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 30 October 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2014
Blaydon
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2014
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 October 2014
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2014
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2014
Islington North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2014
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 November 2014
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 November 2014
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 October 2014
Foyle
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2014
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 November 2014
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 30 October 2014
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 5 November 2014
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2014
Luton North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2014
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 19 November 2014
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 4 November 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 November 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2014
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 November 2014
South Down
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2014
Coventry North West
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2014
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 October 2014
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2014
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 October 2014
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2014
Bolsover
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2014
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2014
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.