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NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY 2015

EDM (Early Day Motion) 678: tabled on 12 January 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 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 welcomes Bite The Ballot's second annual National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) on 5 February 2015, supported by Open Society Foundations, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, Hogan Lovells LLP and others, which aims to encourage 250,000 new electors to join the electoral register; praises the NVRD 2014 campaign which encouraged over 50,000 people to register to vote at a cost per registration of £0.25; acknowledges the Government's commitment to get more young people and other under-represented groups to register during the transition to Individual Electoral Registration; further welcomes the move to online registration and that over 36 million people have been successfully matched and automatically added to the new register; believes that with millions of voters still missing from the register, in order to deliver its commitment to maximising registration, the Government must now do more to encourage, support and promote the NVRD annual day of action that involves youth clubs, community groups, educational establishments and businesses across the UK registering people to vote; recognises that this initiative is supported by the APPG on Voter Registration and the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee, with unanimous all-party support from members of both Houses and the devolved legislatures; and strongly urges the Government, the Cabinet Office, the Electoral Commission, local authorities, valuation joint boards and local electoral registration officers to fully recognise the importance of NVRD in creating an engaged and inspired young electorate.

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.

Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Nottingham North
Bayley, Sir Hugh
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Aberdeen South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2015
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2015
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2015
North East Fife
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2015
Islington North
David, Wayne
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Caerphilly
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 2015
Belfast North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2015
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2015
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 13 January 2015
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2015
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2015
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2015
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 14 January 2015
North Down
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2015
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2015
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2015
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2015
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2015
Eastbourne
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 January 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 28 January 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2015
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 January 2015
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2015
Leeds North West
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 January 2015
South Down
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Vale of Clwyd
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 January 2015
Upper Bann
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2015
Hazel Grove
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2015
Eastleigh
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Walsall South
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 January 2015
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2015
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2015
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Derby North
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2015
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.