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ACCESS TO ELECTED OFFICE FUND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 216: tabled on 14 June 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 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 notes that disabled people are still under-represented in politics; further notes that a strong democracy is an inclusive one; is concerned that we need 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 reopen the Fund in England and work with the Scottish and Welsh Governments to explore options for making the scheme, or similar funds, available across Great Britain; and calls on the Government to act on that recommendation without further delay.

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 4 July 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2016
Livingston
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2016
Blyth Valley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2016
Lagan Valley
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 November 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2016
Newport West
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Glasgow North
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2016
Stretford and Urmston
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Glasgow South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2016
Mansfield
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2016
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 June 2016
South Down
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Glasgow Central
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2016
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.