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EDM number 237 in 1994-95, proposed by Harry Barnes on 09/12/1994.

That this House notes that the latest Office of Population Censuses and Surveys report on electoral statistics shows that there is an average of five per cent. of the eligible population missing from electoral registers in England and Wales; believes that this continuing and high level of voter under-registration, particularly in inner city areas and among the homeless and rootless, black people and youth, should be of urgent concern to democrats in all parties and none as it undermines the quality of Britain's parliamentary democracy; deplores, therefore, the Government's complacency on the issues as exemplified by the fact that the Home Office has still to publish its own review of electoral law and procedure, over two years after it was instituted, and the continuing lack of priority given to local and national publicity drives; further notes that Friday 16th December is the final deadline for people having their names included in the annual register of voters published in February; encourages those who wish to exercise their right to vote to register by this deadline; and further believes that reforming the voter registration system through the introduction of a rolling register so that people can register where they live, when they live there requiring extra resources for electoral registration officers, and giving greater local and national publicity and increased access by disabled people to polling stations and to voting will help to reverse the dramatic shortfall in electoral registration.

This motion has been signed by a total of 45 MPs.

Harry Barnes09/12/1994North East DerbyshireProposed
Robert Parry12/12/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Michael Connarty12/12/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Terry Davis12/12/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
John Gunnell12/12/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Tony Banks12/12/1994Newham North WestSigned
Hugh Bayley12/12/1994York, City ofSigned
Malcolm Chisholm13/12/1994Edinburgh LeithSigned
Paddy Tipping13/12/1994SherwoodSigned
John Evans13/12/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Jim Dowd13/12/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe13/12/1994LeighSigned
John Cummings13/12/1994EasingtonSigned
Jean Corston13/12/1994Bristol EastSigned
Keith Bradley13/12/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Bill Michie13/12/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Andrew MacKinlay13/12/1994ThurrockSigned
Lynne Jones13/12/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Dennis Skinner13/12/1994BolsoverSigned
Piara S Khabra14/12/1994Ealing, SouthallSigned
Mike Watson14/12/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
John Battle14/12/1994Leeds WestSigned
Mike Hall14/12/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Richard Burden14/12/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Eric Illsley14/12/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Kim Howells14/12/1994PontypriddSigned
John Heppell14/12/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Ian McCartney14/12/1994MakerfieldSigned
Colin Pickthall15/12/1994West LancashireSigned
Keith Hill15/12/1994StreathamSigned
Bill Etherington15/12/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Tommy Graham15/12/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Win Griffiths15/12/1994BridgendSigned
Audrey Wise15/12/1994PrestonSigned
Clive Betts16/12/1994Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Max Madden19/12/1994Bradford WestSigned
Martyn Jones10/01/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Ken Livingstone10/01/1995Brent EastSigned
Joan Walley10/01/1995Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Nick Harvey11/01/1995North DevonSigned
Norman Godman17/01/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Geoff Hoon19/01/1995AshfieldSigned
Nigel Jones19/01/1995CheltenhamSigned
Roland Boyes19/01/1995Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Eddie Loyden20/02/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned

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