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Campaign to extend maternity leave by three months

EDM (Early Day Motion) 477: tabled on 13 May 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 62 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

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
Signed on 14 May 2020
Glasgow Central
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 May 2020
South Antrim
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 May 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 May 2020
Ceredigion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2020
Dundee West
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2020
Edinburgh West
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2020
Denton and Reddish
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2020
Jarrow
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2020
Ochil and South Perthshire
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2020
Richmond Park
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 May 2020
Foyle
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 May 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 May 2020
Angus
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 May 2020
Belfast South
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2020
Norwich South
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 May 2020
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 May 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 May 2020
Livingston
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2020
North East Fife
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 May 2020
Inverclyde
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2020
Kingston and Surbiton
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 May 2020
Stirling
Jarvis, Dan
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2020
Barnsley Central
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2020
Leeds East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 May 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 28 May 2020
Hemsworth
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 May 2020
Midlothian
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 31 May 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2020
Falkirk
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2020
Perth and North Perthshire
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2020
South Shields
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
Signed on 8 June 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 2020
Hemel Hempstead
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2020
Easington
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2020
Hartlepool
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2020
Coventry South
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2020
Gateshead
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 July 2020
North Antrim
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Rochdale
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Ealing, Southall
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2020
Knowsley
Rees, Christina
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2020
Neath
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 July 2020
Edinburgh East
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2020
St Albans
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Preston
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 November 2020
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 November 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.