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QUALIFICATION OF WOMEN ACT 1918

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1469: tabled on 02 July 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that 21 November 2018 will be the centenary of the Qualification of Women Act when women were first allowed to stand for Parliament; recognises that this is a great cause for celebration, being a considerable step forward for British democracy; further notes that over the last 100 years there have been only 290 women hon. Members compared to 4,503 men, and that at the last election only 12 extra women were elected, meaning that at this rate of change it will take over 50 years for the House to achieve gender balance; further recognises the important role that women play in our society, being over 50 per cent of the UK population; and calls on the Government to use this centenary to celebrate women and inspire them in standing for Parliament by encouraging all hon. Members to invite a women from their parliamentary constituency to Westminster that day for the purpose of shadowing their work and to attend a inspirational celebratory event to be staged in Westminster Hall culminating in asking those women present to embark upon a career in politics by asking them to stand and take the next step along the path to Parliament.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 2018
Worthing West
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 July 2018
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2018
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2018
Coventry South
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2018
West Dunbartonshire
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2018
High Peak
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2018
North Tyneside
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2018
Glasgow North
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2018
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2018
Hartlepool
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2018
Bath
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 4 July 2018
Luton North
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2018
Edinburgh West
Killen, Ged
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2018
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 July 2018
Ceredigion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2018
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2018
Glasgow East
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2018
Ipswich
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 July 2018
Glasgow South
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2018
Falkirk
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2018
Oxford West and Abingdon
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2018
Easington
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2018
Ynys Môn
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2018
St Helens South and Whiston
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 July 2018
Belfast East
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 July 2018
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2018
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2018
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2018
Glasgow South West
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2018
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2018
Glasgow Central
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2018
Warwick and Leamington
Ruth Jones,
Signed on 25 July 2019

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.