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The front page of The Sun newspaper on Friday 12 June 2020

EDM (Early Day Motion) 603: tabled on 15 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with disgust the front page of The Sun newspaper on Friday 12 June 2020; believes that it is irresponsible to give such a prominent platform to unrepentant accounts of domestic violence; further believes that the media has an important role to play in combating domestic abuse by enabling survivors to tell their stories and highlighting the ongoing need for greater Government action; calls on the Independent Press Standards Organisation to publish and enforce robust guidelines on the reporting of domestic violence to ensure that survivors have their dignity fully respected; and further calls on The Sun to apologise and donate all its revenue from that edition to the charity Refuge.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.