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Access To Polling Stations For The May Local Elections

EDM number 1732 in 1992-93, proposed by John Hannam on 31/03/1993.

That this House notes recent surveys show that only 12 per cent. of polling stations are fully accessible, that this means that many disabled people will be unable to vote on local election day, and that others will risk injury if they attempt to do so; further notes that disabled people have been dissatisfied with the timing of advertisements for postal and proxy voting and often find the forms difficult to fill in and return before closing dates; and calls on the Government to introduce immediately new guidance to local authorities to ensure that polling stations and polling booths are accessible for disabled people, to increase the current grants available to provide temporary ramping from 50 per cent. of the cost to 100 per cent., and allow this to be used for permanent ramps, lengthen the time limits for completing postal and proxy voting forms and carry out targeted advertising campaigns to ensure disabled voters are aware of their electoral rights in time for the local elections in May.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs.

John Hannam31/03/1993ExeterProposed
Liz Lynne31/03/1993RochdaleSigned
Alf Morris31/03/1993Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Angela Browning31/03/1993TivertonSigned
Dafydd Wigley31/03/1993CaernarfonSigned
Alan Meale01/04/1993MansfieldSigned
Matthew Taylor01/04/1993TruroSigned
John Gunnell01/04/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Terry Davis01/04/1993Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
John Cummings01/04/1993EasingtonSigned
Frank Cook01/04/1993Stockton NorthSigned
Eric Clarke01/04/1993MidlothianSigned
Keith Bradley01/04/1993Manchester, WithingtonSigned
William McKelvey01/04/1993Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion01/04/1993Dundee EastSigned
Ken Livingstone01/04/1993Brent EastSigned
David Knox01/04/1993Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Lynne Jones01/04/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Nick Harvey01/04/1993North DevonSigned
Ernie Ross01/04/1993Dundee WestSigned
Colin Pickthall01/04/1993West LancashireSigned
Peter Pike02/04/1993BurnleySigned
Doug Hoyle02/04/1993Warrington NorthSigned
Jim Dowd02/04/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Margaret Ewing02/04/1993MoraySigned
Martyn Jones14/04/1993Clwyd South WestSigned
Janet Anderson14/04/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Alex Carlile14/04/1993MontgomerySigned
Greg Pope15/04/1993HyndburnSigned
Tim Rathbone15/04/1993LewesSigned
Ann Coffey15/04/1993StockportSigned
John Evans19/04/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Donald Anderson19/04/1993Swansea EastSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe19/04/1993LeighSigned
Tom Cox19/04/1993TootingSigned
Michael Connarty19/04/1993Falkirk EastSigned
Joan Lestor19/04/1993EcclesSigned
Nigel Jones19/04/1993CheltenhamSigned
Norman Hogg19/04/1993Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
John Heppell19/04/1993Nottingham EastSigned
Alan Howarth20/04/1993Stratford-on-AvonSigned
Jim Wallace20/04/1993Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Eric Illsley21/04/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
Edward O'Hara21/04/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
David Nicholson22/04/1993TauntonSigned
Win Griffiths22/04/1993BridgendSigned
Gary Waller22/04/1993KeighleySigned
Alan Milburn27/04/1993DarlingtonSigned
Mike Hall28/04/1993Warrington SouthSigned
Brian Wilson11/05/1993Cunninghame NorthSigned

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