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EARLY DAY MOTIONS

That this House regrets the continuing decline in importance of Early Day Motions which have become a campaign tool for external organisations; notes the role of public affairs professionals in drafting Early Day Motions and encouraging members of the organisations they represent to send pro forma emails and postcards to hon. Members; further notes the huge volume of correspondence that this generates and the consequent office and postage costs incurred; believes that the organisations involved derive little benefit from Early Day Motions, which very rarely have any influence on policy; further believes that public affairs professionals are aware of the ineffectiveness of Early Day Motions, but continue to use them to attempt to justify their services; questions the value for money to the taxpayer of Early Day Motions of whatever origin; and calls for the system of Early Day Motions to be reformed or abolished.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Ainsworth, Bob Labour Party Coventry North East 14.07.2011
Amess, David Conservative Party Southend West 06.09.2010
Arbuthnot, James Conservative Party North East Hampshire 06.07.2011
Bailey, Adrian Labour Party West Bromwich West 21.07.2010
Baker, Steve Conservative Party Wycombe 08.07.2010
Bingham, Andrew Conservative Party High Peak 05.07.2011
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 19.07.2010
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 30.01.2012
Brady, Graham Conservative Party Altrincham and Sale West 19.07.2010
Bridgen, Andrew Conservative Party North West Leicestershire 06.07.2011
Carmichael, Neil Conservative Party Stroud 05.07.2011
Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey Conservative Party Cotswolds 04.07.2011
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 11.07.2011
Davies, David TC Conservative Party Monmouth 13.07.2010
de Bois, Nick Conservative Party Enfield North 08.07.2010
Dinenage, Caroline Conservative Party Gosport 15.07.2010
Doyle-Price, Jackie Conservative Party Thurrock 15.07.2010
Drax, Richard Conservative Party South Dorset 13.07.2011
Evans, Graham Conservative Party Weaver Vale 07.07.2010
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 04.07.2011
Freeman, George Conservative Party Mid Norfolk 05.07.2011
Freer, Mike Conservative Party Finchley and Golders Green 11.07.2011
Garnier, Mark Conservative Party Wyre Forest 06.09.2010
Hancock, Matthew Conservative Party West Suffolk 07.07.2011
Henderson, Gordon Conservative Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 04.07.2011
Hollingbery, George Conservative Party Meon Valley 27.07.2010
Holloway, Adam Conservative Party Gravesham 15.07.2010
Jones, Marcus Conservative Party Nuneaton 06.02.2012
Latham, Pauline Conservative Party Mid Derbyshire 11.07.2011
Leadsom, Andrea Conservative Party Northamptonshire South 12.07.2010
Lewis, Brandon Conservative Party Great Yarmouth 05.07.2011
Lilley, Peter Conservative Party Hitchin and Harpenden 12.07.2010
Lord, Jonathan Conservative Party Woking 13.07.2010
McCartney, Jason Conservative Party Colne Valley 04.07.2011
Nokes, Caroline Conservative Party Romsey and Southampton North 04.07.2011
Ollerenshaw, Eric Conservative Party Lancaster and Fleetwood 19.07.2010
Opperman, Guy Conservative Party Hexham 08.07.2010
Ottaway, Richard Conservative Party Croydon South 19.07.2010
Poulter, Daniel Conservative Party Central Suffolk and North Ipswich 19.07.2010
Redwood, John Conservative Party Wokingham 13.07.2010
Smith, Henry Conservative Party Crawley 19.07.2010
Smith, Nick Labour Party Blaenau Gwent 08.09.2010
Stevenson, John Conservative Party Carlisle 20.07.2010
Stewart, Rory Conservative Party Penrith and the Border 12.07.2010
Uppal, Paul Conservative Party Wolverhampton South West 19.07.2010
Williamson, Gavin Conservative Party South Staffordshire 12.07.2011

Amendment 432A1 - EARLY DAY MOTIONS

leave out from `House' to end and add `recognises that Early Day Motions provide one of only a few methods of registering the views of large numbers of hon. Members, other than by votes in the House; believes that they enable hon. Members to generate support for worthwhile causes; consequently opposes their abolition; and accordingly advises hon. Members who do not wish to sign them simply to decline to do so.'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 14.07.2010
Halfon, Robert Conservative Party Harlow 13.07.2010
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 13.07.2010
Lewis, Julian Conservative Party New Forest East 08.07.2010
Munt, Tessa Liberal Democrats Wells Somerset 27.07.2010
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 21.07.2010
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 26.07.2010