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In-work poverty

EDM (Early Day Motion) 173: tabled on 12 February 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern that according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation UK Poverty Report 2019-20 the proportion of people in work who live in poverty went up for the third consecutive year to a record high; further notes that according to the report 7 in 10 children in poverty are now in a working family; is alarmed that after a decade of austerity too many people remain trapped in low-paid insecure work and invariably are failed by the social security system; believes that the UK needs a society with higher living standards for everyone and that no-one should lack the means to survive or have to choose between life's essentials; and therefore calls on the Government to eliminate in-work poverty by ending austerity, raising living standards and empowerment in the workplace, strengthening and expanding public services free at the point of use paid for fairly through taxation, and making sure that the social security system looks after people in their time of need.

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.

Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 February 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 February 2020
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 February 2020
Glasgow South West
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 February 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2020
City of Durham
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2020
Huddersfield
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2020
Bedford
Tarry, Sam
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2020
Ilford South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2020
Glasgow South
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2020
Preston
Anderson, Fleur
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2020
Putney
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2020
Glasgow Central
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2020
East Lothian
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2020
Edinburgh West
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2020
Dundee West
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2020
Cardiff South and Penarth
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 February 2020
Belfast South
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2020
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 12 March 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2020
North Tyneside
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2020
Coventry South
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2020
Denton and Reddish
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 5 October 2020
Streatham
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.