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Disabled People And Access To Polling Stations

EDM number 443 in 1992-93, proposed by John Hannam on 07/07/1992.

That this House notes the conclusion of the Report by The Spastics Society `Polls Apart - Disabled People and the 1992 General Election' that only 12 per cent. of polling stations were fully accessible, that this meant that many disabled people were unable to vote on election day, that others were injured while attempting to do so, further that many disabled people were dissatisfied with the timing of the advertisements for postal and proxy voting and found the forms difficult to fill in and return before the closing dates; and calls upon the Government to introduce new guidance to ensure that polling stations and polling booths are accessible to disabled people, extend 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 in some cases, introduce a rolling register to make it easier for disabled people to register to vote, lengthen the time limits for completing postal and proxy voting forms to allow disabled people to register earlier and vote nearer the election date and carry out targeted advertising campaigns to ensure that disabled voters are aware of their electoral rights.

This motion has been signed by a total of 89 MPs.

John Hannam07/07/1992ExeterProposed
Liz Lynne07/07/1992RochdaleSigned
Alf Morris07/07/1992Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Angela Browning07/07/1992TivertonSigned
Dafydd Wigley07/07/1992CaernarfonSigned
Ron Davies08/07/1992CaerphillySigned
Jimmy Dunnachie08/07/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Terry Davis08/07/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
John Evans08/07/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Clifford Forsythe08/07/1992South AntrimSigned
Norman Godman08/07/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Roger Godsiff08/07/1992Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Richard Alexander08/07/1992NewarkSigned
David Alton08/07/1992Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Win Griffiths08/07/1992BridgendSigned
John Gunnell08/07/1992Leeds South and MorleySigned
Harry Barnes08/07/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
John Battle08/07/1992Leeds WestSigned
Nicholas Winterton08/07/1992MacclesfieldSigned
John Cummings08/07/1992EasingtonSigned
David Hanson08/07/1992DelynSigned
Ernie Ross08/07/1992Dundee WestSigned
William Ross08/07/1992East LondonderrySigned
Chris Smith08/07/1992Islington South & FinsburySigned
John Heppell08/07/1992Nottingham EastSigned
Peter Kilfoyle08/07/1992Liverpool, WaltonSigned
John McAllion08/07/1992Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey08/07/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Keith Bradley08/07/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Richard Burden08/07/1992Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Ronnie Campbell08/07/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Jeremy Corbyn08/07/1992Islington NorthSigned
Alistair Darling08/07/1992Edinburgh CentralSigned
Jim Dowd09/07/1992Lewisham WestSigned
Tony Worthington09/07/1992Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
Gerry Bermingham09/07/1992St Helens SouthSigned
Tony Banks09/07/1992Newham North WestSigned
Hilary Armstrong09/07/1992North West DurhamSigned
Janet Anderson09/07/1992Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Derek Enright09/07/1992HemsworthSigned
Ian Davidson09/07/1992Glasgow, GovanSigned
Eric Clarke09/07/1992MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale09/07/1992MansfieldSigned
Paul Murphy09/07/1992TorfaenSigned
Peter Pike09/07/1992BurnleySigned
Greg Pope09/07/1992HyndburnSigned
Martin Smyth09/07/1992Belfast SouthSigned
Peter Hardy09/07/1992WentworthSigned
Eric Illsley09/07/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Helen Jackson09/07/1992Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Lynne Jones09/07/1992Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Joan Lestor10/07/1992EcclesSigned
David Nicholson10/07/1992TauntonSigned
Jim Wallace10/07/1992Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Joyce Quin13/07/1992Gateshead EastSigned
Alan Williams13/07/1992Swansea WestSigned
Llin Golding13/07/1992Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Michael Clapham13/07/1992Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Ian McCartney13/07/1992MakerfieldSigned
Andrew MacKinlay13/07/1992ThurrockSigned
David Knox13/07/1992Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Tessa Jowell13/07/1992DulwichSigned
Simon Hughes13/07/1992Southwark and BermondseySigned
Roy Hughes13/07/1992Newport EastSigned
Roy Beggs14/07/1992East AntrimSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones14/07/1992Ynys MSigned
Nick Ainger14/07/1992PembrokeSigned
Tom Cox14/07/1992TootingSigned
Roger Sims14/07/1992ChislehurstSigned
Angela Eagle14/07/1992WallaseySigned
Estelle Morris15/07/1992Birmingham, YardleySigned
Gary Waller15/07/1992KeighleySigned
Jack Thompson15/07/1992WansbeckSigned
Peter Temple-Morris15/07/1992LeominsterSigned
Mike Hall15/07/1992Warrington SouthSigned
Edward O'Hara15/07/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Lewis Moonie15/07/1992KirkcaldySigned
Elfyn Llwyd15/07/1992Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Tony Lloyd15/07/1992StretfordSigned
Piara S Khabra15/07/1992Ealing, SouthallSigned
Glenda Jackson15/07/1992Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Kevin Hughes15/07/1992Doncaster NorthSigned
Norman Hogg15/07/1992Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Tim Rathbone15/07/1992LewesSigned
Andrew Faulds16/07/1992Warley EastSigned
Audrey Wise16/07/1992PrestonSigned
Alex Salmond24/09/1992Banff & BuchanSigned
Nick Raynsford19/10/1992GreenwichSigned
Ken Livingstone19/10/1992Brent EastSigned

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