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SAFER BIRTHS CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1175: tabled on 01 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 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 shocked that more than 3,500 babies are stillborn in the UK every year, one of the worst rates in the developed world so that the UK currently ranks 21st out of 49 similar high income countries; is aware that more babies die in the womb or first week of life than they do from cot death, road deaths and meningitis combined; recognises that one in three of these babies - around 1,200 each year - are stillborn when the pregnancy has reached full term; notes that if delivered on time, before the babies got into difficulty, they are likely to have survived and been healthy; understands that more research is needed to help answer the questions that surround stillbirth and neonatal death; believes that more than half of stillbirths in the UK could be prevented if the NHS implemented additional scans; pays tribute to organisations like Sands, Kicks Count and others who seek to raise awareness of this issue; appreciates the devastating, heartbreaking and long-term impact on couples who face the stillbirth of their child; and congratulates the Sunday Times Safer Births Campaign which is seeking to shine a light on this issue and improve outcomes for all mothers-to-be and their babies.

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
Signed on 1 March 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 March 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2016
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Glasgow North
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 9 March 2016
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2016
Luton North
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2016
Slough
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2016
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2016
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 March 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 3 March 2016
Glasgow East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2016
Mansfield
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2016
Stirling
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2016
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 March 2016
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2016
Belfast East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 March 2016
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2016
Edinburgh East
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 March 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2016
Glasgow South West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Banff and Buchan
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2016
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.