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Closure of suicide forums

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1129: tabled on 16 November 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this house notes with sadness the death of Joe Nihill, a popular young man and former army cadet from Whinmoor in East Leeds who, following three bereavements, tragically took his life at 23 years old after accessing online forums that encourage suicide; is concerned that these forums, which contain content that both promotes suicide and recommends methods of suicide, can constitute a real danger to people, particularly people suffering with severe mental health problems; calls on the Government to significantly expand funding for mental health treatment and support, particularly for young people; congratulates his family for their inspiring campaign to prevent what happened to Joe happening to other people; and calls on the Government to assess the harm caused by forums that encourage suicide and look at what can be done to stop such promotion by such online promotion.

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.

Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2020
Coventry South
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2020
City of Durham
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2020
Salford and Eccles
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2020
Gateshead
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2020
Easington
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2020
Birmingham, Hall Green
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2020
Worthing West
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 November 2020
Strangford
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 November 2020
Upper Bann
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 November 2020
Central Ayrshire
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2020
East Ham
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2020
Bedford
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 2020
Livingston
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 23 November 2020
Leicester East
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2020
Bath
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2020
Dagenham and Rainham
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2020
Cynon Valley
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2020
Ochil and South Perthshire
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2020
East Antrim
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2020
Leeds Central
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 December 2020
Foyle
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2020
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2020
Arfon
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Warley
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
South Shields
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Rochdale
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Bootle
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Knowsley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2020
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Fox, Dr Liam
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2020
North Somerset
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Brent Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.