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Media reporting of poverty

EDM (Early Day Motion) 284: tabled on 12 July 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the importance of journalism in reporting poverty in the UK; condemns any use of derogatory language which can lead to negative stigmatising; notes that this issue is of ever-increasing importance as the working class face a cost of living crisis and the Government's Fighting Fraud in the Welfare System plan; further notes that the public increasingly reject the toxicity of discourse and debate in the UK; believes that a common, cross-party commitment to challenging discriminatory language will send a powerful, positive message at a time when it is needed; and calls for collaboration with trade unions and anti-poverty organisations, including the NUJ, BAFWU, and the Right to Food campaign, to challenge discourse and to promote awareness and the rejection of negative media messages about people experiencing poverty.

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.

Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
Gateshead
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
Leeds East
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
Cynon Valley
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
Hemsworth
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
Easington
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 12 July 2022
Islington North
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
City of Durham
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
Canterbury
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
Rochdale
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
Knowsley
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
St Helens South and Whiston
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
Warrington North
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 13 July 2022
Leicester East
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 13 July 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 July 2022
Strangford
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 15 July 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2022
Wansbeck
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2022
Bedford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2022
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2022
Glasgow Central
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 July 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 July 2022
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 July 2022
Arfon
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2022
Liverpool, Riverside

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.