House of Commons
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ACCESS TO ELECTED OFFICE FUND
EDM #999
Tabled 22 January 2016
2015-16 Session
That this House notes that disabled people are still under-represented in politics; further notes that a strong democracy is an inclusive one; is concerned that the UK needs to do more to encourage a diverse mix of local, regional and national election candidates that better reflects the society we live in; regrets the time taken to date to evaluate the pilot Access to Elected Office Fund since its closure in May 2015; notes the Equality and Human Rights Commission's September 2015 recommendation that the Government reopens the Fund in England, and works with the Scottish and Welsh Governments to explore options for making the scheme, or similar funds, available across the UK; and calls on the Government to act on that recommendation as a matter or urgency, so as to benefit disabled candidates planning to stand in local and regional elections in May 2016.

Signatures (41)

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.
Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
01 February 2016
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
26 January 2016
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
26 January 2016
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
26 January 2016
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2016
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
27 January 2016
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
27 January 2016
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
01 February 2016
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
27 January 2016
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
26 January 2016
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
25 January 2016
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
27 January 2016
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
26 January 2016
Glindon, Mary
Labour
28 January 2016
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
27 January 2016
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
28 January 2016
Hermon, Lady
Independent
25 January 2016
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
01 February 2016
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
10 February 2016
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
26 January 2016
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
26 January 2016
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2016
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
28 January 2016
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
27 January 2016
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
28 January 2016
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
11 February 2016
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
28 January 2016
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
26 January 2016
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
26 January 2016
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
26 January 2016
Vaz, Keith
Labour
26 January 2016
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
27 January 2016
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
27 January 2016
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
25 February 2016
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
01 February 2016
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion