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PURDAH PERIOD FOR EU REFERENDUM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 282: tabled on 09 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 the tabling of a New Clause in the name of the right hon. Member for Camberwell and Peckham for Report Stage of the EU Referendum Bill concerning the implementation of a purdah period for the referendum campaign; recalls that on day one of the Committee Stage of that Bill, when a division was called on an amendment in the name of the hon. Member for Stone that sought to apply a purdah period, the Official Opposition abstained on that vote; further notes that if hon. Members from the Official Opposition had not abstained on that vote, the Government's policy not to apply a purdah period would have been defeated; believes that this was a missed opportunity to have defeated the Government position; welcomes the conversion of the Official Opposition on this matter; expresses the hope that Parliament will recognise the need for a purdah period to ensure a fair and balanced referendum campaign; and urges hon. Members from the Official Opposition to vote with hon. Members from the SNP to secure this outcome.

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.

Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Dundee West
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
East Renfrewshire
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 July 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
Glasgow Central
Thomson, Michelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Edinburgh West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Banff and Buchan
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 July 2015
Arfon
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.