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90th Anniversary Of First Woman Hon. Member

EDM number 328 in 2009-10, proposed by Jo Swinson on 02/12/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Equality and Members of Parliament.

That this House celebrates the 90th anniversary on 1 December 2009 of the day that Nancy Astor became the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons; notes that just 291 women have succeeded her as hon. Members in the House and that currently only one in five hon. Members are women; and calls on all political parties to redouble their efforts to improve the representation of women to make gender balance in Parliament a reality.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Jo Swinson02/12/2009East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratProposed
Andrew George02/12/2009St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley02/12/2009Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mark Durkan02/12/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
David Taylor03/12/2009North West LeicestershireLabourWithdrawn
Andrew Dismore03/12/2009HendonLabourSeconded
David Drew03/12/2009StroudLabourSeconded
Stephen Williams03/12/2009Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Wyatt03/12/2009Sittingbourne and SheppeyLabourSigned
Mike Gapes03/12/2009Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones03/12/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
John Pugh03/12/2009SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Marsha Singh07/12/2009Bradford WestLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins07/12/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley07/12/2009Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
David Lepper07/12/2009Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell07/12/2009North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer07/12/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock07/12/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Keith Vaz07/12/2009Leicester EastLabourSigned
Betty Williams07/12/2009ConwyLabourSigned
Colin Breed08/12/2009South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams08/12/2009CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke08/12/2009Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton08/12/2009GowerLabourSigned
Mark Hunter09/12/2009CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Jennifer Willott09/12/2009Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech09/12/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Willis09/12/2009Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin09/12/2009Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Janet Dean09/12/2009BurtonLabourSigned
Denis Murphy09/12/2009WansbeckLabourSigned
George Howarth09/12/2009Knowsley North and Sefton EastLabourSigned
Rudi Vis10/12/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Nick Harvey14/12/2009North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley15/12/2009RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Charlotte Atkins15/12/2009Staffordshire MoorlandsLabourSigned
John Mason15/12/2009Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Alan Simpson07/01/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington19/01/2010Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Shona McIsaac20/01/2010CleethorpesLabourSigned
Bruce George08/02/2010Walsall SouthLabourSigned

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