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Protection of journalists and elected representatives from violence

EDM (Early Day Motion) 11: tabled on 14 October 2019

Tabled in the 2019-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is appalled by footage obtained by the New York Times purporting to show a video depicting a macabre scene of a fake President Trump shooting, stabbing and brutally assaulting members of the news media and his political opponents was broadcast at a rally of Trump supporters in Miami; believes that acts of incitement of violence towards either journalists or public representatives have absolutely no place in a democratic society; condemns the use of highly-charged language by the print media, accusing public figures of being traitors or enemies of the people; recalls with profound sadness the murder of our colleague Jo Cox, and thanks the authorities for apprehending those who made threats to the life of Rosie Cooper; condemns the assaults inflicted against journalists for doing their jobs; notes that the National Union of Journalists has reported an alarming spate of recent incidents of intimidation, threats and violence carried out by far-right protesters systematically targeting the media, especially photojournalists; and calls on the Government and police authorities to introduce heightened measures to protect journalists and elected representatives at this time of heightened political division.

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.

Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2019
Leeds North West
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 October 2019
Strangford
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2019
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Jones, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2019
Newport West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 15 October 2019
Luton North
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2019
Easington
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2019
Falkirk
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2019
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2019
Coventry South
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2019
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 15 October 2019
North Down
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2019
Worthing West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2019
Glasgow Central
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2019
Glasgow South West
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2019
Bath
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2019
Brighton, Kemptown
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 October 2019
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Furniss, Gill
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2019
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 October 2019
Glasgow East
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2019
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 17 October 2019
Brighton, Pavilion
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hill, Mike
Independent
Signed on 22 October 2019
Hartlepool
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2019
High Peak

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.