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Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill

EDM number 51 in 2002-03, proposed by Hilton Dawson on 13/11/2002.

That this House welcomes the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill; recognises that on 11th January the North West Regional Assembly resolved to seel elected status at the earliest opportunity; notes that opinion polls show 72 per cent. support in the North West for an Elected Regional Assembly and that a majority of the region's 170,000 businesses as well as 40 of the 46 local authorities in the region back the principle of elected regional government; believes that devolved regional government increases the democratic engagement of millions of people; applauds the NWRA Promise which makes five pledges, including the reduction of the power of quangos without increasing bureaucracy or cost, the removal of powers from London so that decisions are taken in the North West by the North West, and never undermining local government; concludes that an elected North West Regional Assembly can bring about a far reaching and lasting renewal of the North West; and therefore looks forward to the achievement of regional government for the North West at the earliest opportunity.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

Hilton Dawson13/11/2002Lancaster & WyreLabourProposed
Simon Hughes13/11/2002North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Iddon13/11/2002Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd13/11/2002Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Andy Burnham13/11/2002LeighLabourSigned
Patsy Calton13/11/2002CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Cunningham13/11/2002WorkingtonLabourSigned
Louise Ellman13/11/2002Liverpool, RiversideLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Pugh14/11/2002SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing14/11/2002Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
David Chidgey15/11/2002EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden19/11/2002Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell19/11/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alan Meale19/11/2002MansfieldLabourSigned
Martin Caton20/11/2002GowerLabourSigned
David Heyes20/11/2002Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Michael Clapham21/11/2002Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
David Drew21/11/2002StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann Cryer25/11/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
David Borrow25/11/2002South RibbleLabourSigned
John Barrett02/12/2002Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin05/12/2002Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Janet Anderson05/12/2002Rossendale & DarwenLabourSigned
Marsha Singh16/12/2002Bradford WestLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara16/12/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis17/12/2002Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Peter Pike07/01/2003BurnleyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis07/01/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Michael Connarty16/01/2003Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Julie Morgan24/02/2003Cardiff NorthLabourSigned

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