House of Commons
Intimidation in public life
EDM #24
Tabled 15 October 2019
2019 Session
That this House recognises that intimidation experienced by those in public life poses a threat to the diversity, integrity, and vibrancy of representative democracy in the UK and that tackling intimidation is a cross-party issue; notes that abuse and intimidation know no political boundaries; welcomes the ongoing work on developing a joint standard of conduct for all political parties, which was one of the key recommendations in the Intimidation in Public Life Report published by the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) in December 2017; further welcomes the partnership between the CSPL and the Jo Cox Foundation to expedite this work; calls on all party leaders to commit in principle to the joint standard of conduct and to undertake to uphold the joint standard of conduct alongside their parties’ existing internal frameworks; further calls on all party leaders to do all in their power to facilitate mutual agreement of the terms of the joint standard of conduct before the next general election; further notes that polls show that the British public reject the current toxicity of discourse and debate; and believes that a common, cross-party commitment to the joint standard of conduct will send a powerful, positive and hopeful message at a time when it is sorely needed.

Signatures (67)

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.
Hayes, Sir John
Conservative
15 October 2019
Hoey, Kate
Labour
15 October 2019
Clarke, Mr Kenneth
Independent
15 October 2019
Jarvis, Dan
Labour
15 October 2019
Amess, Sir David
Conservative
15 October 2019
Benn, Hilary
Labour
15 October 2019
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
15 October 2019
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
15 October 2019
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
15 October 2019
Kyle, Peter
Labour
15 October 2019
Reeves, Rachel
Labour
15 October 2019
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
15 October 2019
Powell, Lucy
Labour
15 October 2019
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
15 October 2019
Cooper, Yvette
Labour
15 October 2019
Elliott, Julie
Labour
15 October 2019
Lynch, Holly
Labour
15 October 2019
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
16 October 2019
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
16 October 2019
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
16 October 2019
Jones, Ruth
Labour
16 October 2019
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
16 October 2019
Davies, Geraint
Labour
16 October 2019
Dent Coad, Emma
Labour
16 October 2019
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
16 October 2019
Sobel, Alex
Labour
16 October 2019
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
16 October 2019
Burden, Richard
Labour
16 October 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
16 October 2019
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
16 October 2019
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
16 October 2019
Dodds, Jane
Liberal Democrat
16 October 2019
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
17 October 2019
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
17 October 2019
Coyle, Neil
Labour
17 October 2019
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
17 October 2019
De Piero, Gloria
Labour
17 October 2019
Field, Frank
Independent
17 October 2019
Cooper, Julie
Labour
17 October 2019
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
17 October 2019
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
17 October 2019
Daby, Janet
Labour
18 October 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
18 October 2019
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
18 October 2019
Vaz, Keith
Labour
19 October 2019
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
21 October 2019
West, Catherine
Labour
21 October 2019
Morris, Grahame
Labour
21 October 2019
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
21 October 2019
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
22 October 2019
Hill, Mike
Independent
22 October 2019
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
22 October 2019
Hayes, Helen
Labour
23 October 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
24 October 2019
Forbes, Ms Lisa
Labour
24 October 2019
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
24 October 2019
Hermon, Lady
Independent
24 October 2019
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
24 October 2019
Brady, Sir Graham
Conservative
28 October 2019
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
29 October 2019
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
29 October 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion