Early day motion 314

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That this House notes that the current electoral arrangement in the UK of allowing only one day to vote is insufficient and can hinder the democratic process; further notes that turnout can be raised substantially by making voting easier or more attractive; applauds the US for its introduction of early voting; further notes that nearly a third of American voters have cast their ballots before election day 2008; urges the Government to introduce early voting procedures in the UK to arouse voter engagement and increase turnout; further notes that those who work irregular and long hours are unfairly disadvantaged by single day voting; further urges the Government to introduce legislation allowing for early voting in the UK with immediate effect; and further notes that this action would benefit the democratic process and provide for greater electoral equality which all political parties should be in favour of.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 12.01.2009
Austin, John Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 01.06.2009
Battle, John Labour Party Leeds West 17.12.2008
Borrow, David S Labour Party South Ribble 16.12.2008
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 16.12.2008
Breed, Colin Liberal Democrats South East Cornwall 17.12.2008
Brown, Russell Labour Party Dumfries and Galloway 10.03.2009
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 13.01.2009
Burgon, Colin Labour Party Elmet 13.01.2009
Burt, Lorely Liberal Democrats Solihull 16.12.2008
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 16.12.2008
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 16.12.2008
Chaytor, David Labour Party Bury North 16.12.2008
Clapham, Michael Labour Party Barnsley West and Penistone 16.12.2008
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 16.12.2008
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 16.12.2008
Cook, Frank Labour Party Stockton North 17.12.2008
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 16.12.2008
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 16.12.2008
Davies, Dai INDEPENDENT Blaenau Gwent 16.12.2008
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 16.12.2008
Devine, Jim Labour Party Livingston 17.12.2008
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 16.12.2008
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 17.12.2008
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 16.12.2008
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 16.12.2008
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 16.12.2008
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 16.12.2008
Gerrard, Neil Labour Party Walthamstow 16.12.2008
Gidley, Sandra Liberal Democrats Romsey 16.12.2008
Hamilton, David Labour Party Midlothian 12.01.2009
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 16.12.2008
Harris, Evan Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 18.12.2008
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 17.12.2008
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 16.12.2008
Hoey, Kate Labour Party Vauxhall 16.12.2008
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 17.12.2008
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 16.12.2008
Horam, John Conservative Party Orpington 23.02.2009
Hughes, Simon Liberal Democrats North Southwark and Bermondsey 07.07.2009
Humble, Joan Labour Party Blackpool North and Fleetwood 17.12.2008
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 16.12.2008
Laxton, Bob Labour Party Derby North 16.12.2008
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 18.12.2008
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 17.12.2008
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 25.02.2009
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 18.12.2008
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 16.12.2008
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 16.12.2008
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 16.12.2008
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 16.12.2008
Palmer, Nick Labour Party Broxtowe 16.12.2008
Prentice, Gordon Labour Party Pendle 17.12.2008
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 16.12.2008
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 16.12.2008
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 17.12.2008
Singh, Marsha Labour Party Bradford West 16.12.2008
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 16.12.2008
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 16.12.2008
Truswell, Paul Labour Party Pudsey 16.12.2008
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 16.12.2008
Wareing, Robert N Labour Party Liverpool West Derby 18.12.2008
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 10.02.2009
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 11.02.2009
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 16.12.2008