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Eurovision Song Contest

EDM number 1648 in 2007-08, proposed by Lindsay Hoyle on 02/06/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Arts, Broadcasting and Performing arts.

That this House notes that the 2008 Eurovision song contest marked another occasion in which musical talent was put behind national interest; recognises that millions of pounds are spent on holding the event with taxpayers' money being used to screen another farcical event in which votes cast have little relation to the quality of the music, but are determined by relationships between competing nations; and calls on the BBC to withdraw from contributing to the event and save licence-payers' money until a genuine competition is re-introduced.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Lindsay Hoyle02/06/2008ChorleyLabourProposed
David Crausby02/06/2008Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
Nigel Evans02/06/2008Ribble ValleyConservativeSeconded
Stephen Pound02/06/2008Ealing NorthLabourSeconded
Ann Winterton03/06/2008CongletonConservativeSeconded
David Simpson03/06/2008Upper BannDUPSeconded
Brian Jenkins03/06/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Nicholas Winterton03/06/2008MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Ann Cryer04/06/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
David Drew04/06/2008StroudLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore04/06/2008HendonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell04/06/2008Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock09/06/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams09/06/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson11/06/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis11/06/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Phil Willis11/06/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley26/06/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned

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