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Historic Counties Of The United Kingdom

EDM number 41 in 2005-06, proposed by Andrew Rosindell on 17/05/2005.

That this House recognises the historic counties of the United Kingdom are an important part of the history, geography and cultural life of the nation; acknowledges that the United Kingdom requires a fixed popular geographical framework that is divorced from the ever-changing local government boundaries, instead being rooted in history, public understanding and commonly held notions of community and identity; believes that the historic counties are the only choice for such a geographical framework; and therefore calls upon the Government to direct the Ordnance Survey properly to mark the boundaries of the historic counties on its maps, to produce regulations which will ensure that the boundaries of all the historic counties are clearly marked by appropriate boundary signs at places where they cross major highways, to amend local government terminology so that the word `county', as it applies to local government areas, is amended to the more appropriate phrase `administrative county', and to return the ceremonial office of Lord Lieutenant to the areas of the historic counties.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Andrew Rosindell17/05/2005RomfordConservativeProposed
John Randall17/05/2005UxbridgeConservativeSeconded
Nicholas Winterton17/05/2005MacclesfieldConservativeSeconded
Tim Loughton18/05/2005East Worthing and ShorehamConservativeSeconded
David Heath18/05/2005Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSeconded
Derek Conway18/05/2005Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSeconded
Peter Luff18/05/2005Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Malcolm Moss18/05/2005North East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Peter Bottomley18/05/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Ann Winterton18/05/2005CongletonConservativeSigned
David Taylor19/05/2005North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Michael Penning19/05/2005Hemel HempsteadConservativeSigned
Stephen O'Brien19/05/2005EddisburyConservativeSigned
Paul Keetch19/05/2005HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Spink23/05/2005Castle PointConservativeSigned
Edward Garnier23/05/2005HarboroughConservativeSigned
Edward Vaizey23/05/2005WantageConservativeSigned
Gregory Campbell24/05/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson24/05/2005Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Mike Hancock24/05/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Philip Dunne24/05/2005LudlowConservativeSigned
David Wilshire26/05/2005SpelthorneConservativeSigned
Philip Davies07/06/2005ShipleyConservativeSigned
John Hemming30/06/2005Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell04/07/2005Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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