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Compassion, respect and integrity in politics

EDM (Early Day Motion) 848: tabled on 13 January 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House condemns the organisation of social gatherings and events at Downing Street during the periods of covid-19 lockdown; further condemns the lack of transparency from the Government regarding the parties and reluctance to disclose attendance; believes that when Members and Ministers do not acknowledge or apologise for making statements that are not accurate and refuse to correct the record, they endanger the reputation of the House of Commons; calls for action to strengthen the values of compassion, respect, and integrity in politics; further calls for the introduction of a new law to strengthen the ability of Parliament and the public to hold politicians to account for deliberate lying and misrepresentation; recommends that Parliamentary time be allocated for a debate on such a law as soon as possible; and is concerned that failure to take action on this matter could erode confidence in our democracy.

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.

Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 January 2022
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 January 2022
Arfon
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2022
Edinburgh East
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2022
Liverpool, Wavertree
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 14 January 2022
North Down
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2022
Bath
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2022
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2022
Birkenhead
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2022
Streatham
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2022
Argyll and Bute
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2022
Brent Central
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 17 January 2022
Leicester East
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2022
Brighton, Kemptown
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2022
Glasgow North East
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 17 January 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 January 2022
Foyle
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2022
York Central
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2022
Glasgow Central
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2022
East Dunbartonshire
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2022
St Albans
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2022
Bolton South East
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2022
Twickenham
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2022
Dundee West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2022
Oxford West and Abingdon
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2022
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2022
Cynon Valley
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Cardiff West
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 February 2022
Falkirk
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2022
Sheffield Central
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2022
North East Fife
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 27 April 2022
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.