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COLLECTING DATA ON ELECTION CANDIDATE DIVERSITY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 866: tabled on 25 January 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that Section 106 of the Equality Act 2010 is yet to be commenced; acknowledges that this legislation would require political parties to monitor the diversity of their election candidates; regrets that Section 106 does not cover local government elections, that there is no transparency of the diversity of election candidates and that progress on the representation of women and minority groups remains unacceptably slow; further acknowledges that it is vital for this House to better reflect the diversity of the people we seek to represent; and calls on the Government to commence Section 106 with immediate effect, as unanimously recommended by the Women and Equalities Select Committee in its Fifth Report of Session 2016-17, Women in the House of Commons after the 2020 election, HC630, and to seek to amend Section 106 in the future to include local government elections within its scope.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Livingston
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2018
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2018
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2018
Blyth Valley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2018
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2018
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 January 2018
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2018
Cardiff South and Penarth
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2018
High Peak
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2018
Birmingham, Hall Green
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2018
Stretford and Urmston
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2018
Camberwell and Peckham
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2018
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 31 January 2018
Luton North
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Glasgow East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 30 January 2018
Brighton, Pavilion
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2018
Wirral South
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2018
Cardiff North
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2018
Falkirk
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2018
Basingstoke
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2018
Lewisham West and Penge
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2018
Ealing, Southall
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 January 2018
Glasgow South West
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2018
Colne Valley
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2018
Warwick and Leamington
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2018
East Lothian
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2019
Glasgow North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.