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Judge-led public inquiry into the Horizon scandal

EDM (Early Day Motion) 593: tabled on 10 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 143 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the life-changing injustices experienced by subpostmasters throughout the Horizon scandal; notes with the deepest sadness that subpostmasters have served custodial sentences and suffered bankruptcy for offences they did not commit; recognises the role of the Government in prolonging this crisis through not fulfilling their role of shareholder representation on the board of Post Office Limited; expresses concern at the scope and formation of the inquiry currently outlined by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; and strongly urges the Government to institute a judge-led public inquiry into this matter at the earliest opportunity.

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.

Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 June 2020
Foyle
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2020
Warley
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2020
Dunfermline and West Fife
Bridgen, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2020
North West Leicestershire
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2020
Jarrow
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Belfast South
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2020
Hemel Hempstead
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Glasgow North East
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2020
Wallasey
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2020
Garston and Halewood
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2020
Blackley and Broughton
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2020
New Forest East
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2020
Kingston and Surbiton
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 June 2020
Ceredigion
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2020
Harrow East
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2020
Bedford
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Livingston
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Glasgow North
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
East Lothian
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Gordon
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Glasgow South
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Glasgow South West
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Dundee West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
East Antrim
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2020
South Shields
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Glasgow North West
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Perth and North Perthshire
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2020
Easington
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2020
Glenrothes
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2020
Stockton North
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2020
Hemsworth
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2020
Edinburgh West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2020
Lanark and Hamilton East
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2020
Richmond Park
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Birmingham, Hall Green
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2020
Ochil and South Perthshire
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2020
Edinburgh East
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Hartlepool
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Coventry South
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Gateshead
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Birkenhead
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2020
Midlothian
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2020
Edinburgh South West
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2020
Bath
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2020
Sutton Coldfield
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2020
Stirling
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2020
Cleethorpes
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2020
Chatham and Aylesford
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2020
Dagenham and Rainham
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 29 June 2020
North Down
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2020
Ealing, Southall
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2020
East Renfrewshire
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Alyn and Deeside
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2020
Orkney and Shetland
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2020
Salford and Eccles
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2020
Stockport
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2020
Eltham
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2020
Huddersfield
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2020
Leeds East
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 November 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 November 2020
Arfon
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2020
North East Fife
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
East Londonderry
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2020
St Albans
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2020
Streatham
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2020
South Antrim
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2020
Argyll and Bute
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2020
Glasgow Central
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2020
Central Ayrshire
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2020
Inverclyde
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2020
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2020
Islington North
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2021
Twickenham
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 December 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Norwich South
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Leeds Central
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2021
Luton South
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2021
West Lancashire
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2021
Brent Central
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2021
Glasgow East
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Knowsley
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Bootle
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Sheffield South East
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Greenwood, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2021
Wirral West
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 January 2021
Upper Bann
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2021
Cynon Valley
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2021
Makerfield
Rees, Christina
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2021
Neath
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2021
Leyton and Wanstead
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2021
Hammersmith
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2021
Leicester East
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 2021
Belfast East
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2021
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Jarvis, Dan
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2021
Barnsley Central
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2021
Oldham East and Saddleworth
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2021
Falkirk
Owen, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2021
Luton North
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2021
City of Durham
Cummins, Judith
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2021
Bradford South
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2021
Dulwich and West Norwood
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2021
Swansea West
Elliott, Julie
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2021
Sunderland Central
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2021
Gower
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2021
Aberdeen South
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2021
Aberdeen North
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2021
Preston
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2021
East Ham
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2021
Cardiff West
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 February 2021
Lagan Valley

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.