Early day motion 1273

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MEDIA PLURALISM

That this House shares the widespread and continuing public concerns regarding the power of media barons in the events leading up to the Leveson report; notes that recent legislation gagging civil society groups has only served to amplify the voices of established news organisations, thereby distorting democratic debate; condemns the way in which groups such as benefit claimants, immigrants, women and environmental campaigners are routinely misrepresented in the media; believes that there should be urgent action to safeguard the right to independent and pluralistic information; further notes that a coalition of civil society organisations and professional bodies from throughout Europe has come together with the immediate purpose of running a European Citizens Initiative demanding action to ensure media pluralism; and therefore expresses its support for the UK Coalition on Media Pluralism which aims to open up a serious debate on the need to limit the concentration of media ownership and to increase the range of voices in the local and national media.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 09.04.2014
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 09.04.2014
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 10.04.2014
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 08.04.2014
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 13.05.2014
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 28.04.2014
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 09.04.2014
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 09.04.2014
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 29.04.2014
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 08.04.2014
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 10.04.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 09.04.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 10.04.2014
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 28.04.2014
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 09.04.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 08.04.2014
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 08.04.2014
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 08.04.2014
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 08.04.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 08.04.2014
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 28.04.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 28.04.2014
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 28.04.2014
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 09.04.2014
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 30.04.2014
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 09.04.2014
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 13.05.2014
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 10.04.2014
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 10.04.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 09.04.2014
Watson, Tom Labour Party West Bromwich East 08.04.2014