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OPEN UNIVERSITY REGIONAL CENTRES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 509: tabled on 13 October 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 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 opposes the decision to close the Open University regional centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Gateshead, Leeds, London and Oxford; notes that the closures would threaten the education and guidance available to students; recognises that the closures could result in the loss of hundreds of jobs; calls for this decision to be reversed; and praises the Open University for the benefits it brings to its students, notably the flexibility of their approach to learning, the opening up of access to higher education for people of all ages and backgrounds and the support they provide to all their students.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2015
Blaydon
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2015
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2015
Blyth Valley
Cox, Jo
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2015
Batley and Spen
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2015
Lewisham West and Penge
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2015
Liverpool, Riverside
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2015
Leeds North East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2015
Luton North
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2015
Ealing Central and Acton
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2015
Bradford East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2015
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 October 2015
Belfast South
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2016
Glasgow North West
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2015
Leeds North West
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Edmonton
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2015
Bolton South East
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 October 2015
Belfast East
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2015
Edinburgh East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2015
Walsall South
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2015
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.