House of Commons
Campaign to extend maternity leave by three months
EDM #477
Tabled 13 May 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House recognises the adverse effect the covid–19 pandemic has on social isolation generally and new mothers on maternity leave in particular; highlights the importance of social interaction and building bonds within extended family circles and wider society both for the babies development and mothers wellbeing; and acknowledges that this is impossible during lockdown restrictions, that a Parliamentary Petition calling for a three month extension to maternity leave has significantly passed the threshold for debate but given no petition debates are occurring at present calls on the Government to consider this proposal positively.

Signatures (42)

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.
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
14 May 2020
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
14 May 2020
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
14 May 2020
Barker, Paula
Labour
18 May 2020
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
18 May 2020
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
18 May 2020
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
19 May 2020
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
19 May 2020
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
19 May 2020
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
20 May 2020
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
20 May 2020
Osborne, Kate
Labour
20 May 2020
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
20 May 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
20 May 2020
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
20 May 2020
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
20 May 2020
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
21 May 2020
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
21 May 2020
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
21 May 2020
Lewis, Clive
Labour
21 May 2020
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
21 May 2020
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
21 May 2020
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
22 May 2020
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
22 May 2020
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
22 May 2020
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
22 May 2020
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
27 May 2020
Jarvis, Dan
Labour
27 May 2020
Burgon, Richard
Labour
27 May 2020
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
28 May 2020
Trickett, Jon
Labour
28 May 2020
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
28 May 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
31 May 2020
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
02 June 2020
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
02 June 2020
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
05 June 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion