House of Commons
POLICE WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS PENSION EQUALITY
EDM #2351
Tabled 01 May 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House recognises the invaluable contribution of all who have served, and continue to serve, in the police force, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the protection of others; acknowledges that the support provided by the spouse of a police officer is crucial both emotionally and practically; further recognises the difficult and unfair position that police widows and widowers in England, Wales and Scotland face due to the current Police Pension Regulations 1987, which removes access to their pensions when they marry or cohabit; believes that all police widows and widowers have the right to be treated the same regardless of their personal relationship status; and calls on the Government urgently to align the status and rights of police widows and widowers in England, Scotland and Wales with the rights of Northern Ireland police widows and widowers and to allow police widows and widowers to retain their pension entitlement in full regardless of how and when their spouse died.

Signatures (56)

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.
Drew, Dr David
Labour
03 May 2019
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
07 May 2019
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
07 May 2019
Brady, Sir Graham
Conservative
07 May 2019
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
07 May 2019
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
07 May 2019
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
07 May 2019
Swayne, Sir Desmond
Conservative
07 May 2019
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
07 May 2019
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
08 May 2019
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
08 May 2019
Burden, Richard
Labour
08 May 2019
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
08 May 2019
Hayes, Helen
Labour
08 May 2019
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
08 May 2019
Vaz, Keith
Labour
08 May 2019
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
09 May 2019
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
09 May 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
09 May 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
09 May 2019
McGinn, Conor
Labour
09 May 2019
Glindon, Mary
Labour
09 May 2019
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
10 May 2019
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
13 May 2019
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
13 May 2019
Gray, James
Conservative
14 May 2019
Hill, Mike
Labour
14 May 2019
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
15 May 2019
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
15 May 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
16 May 2019
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
16 May 2019
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
16 May 2019
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
17 May 2019
Grogan, John
Labour
20 May 2019
Metcalfe, Stephen
Conservative
20 May 2019
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
21 May 2019
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
21 May 2019
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
21 May 2019
Davies, Philip
Conservative
23 May 2019
Letwin, Sir Oliver
Conservative
23 May 2019
Wragg, Mr William
Conservative
04 June 2019
Bellingham, Sir Henry
Conservative
04 June 2019
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
05 June 2019
Western, Matt
Labour
06 June 2019
Daby, Janet
Labour
10 June 2019
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
10 June 2019
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
30 July 2019
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
03 September 2019
Fallon, Sir Michael
Conservative
03 September 2019
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.