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Women Bishops (No. 2)

EDM number 2688 in 2010-12, proposed by Frank Field on 02/02/2012.

That this House welcomes the moves by the General Synod of the Church of England to pass legislation permitting women to be bishops; notes that the Synod has now concluded its consultation with the dioceses on the Women in the Episcopate: draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure; further welcomes the result of those consultations, with 42 out of 44 dioceses voting in favour; is encouraged by the overwhelming support shown by 85 per cent. of bishops, 76 per cent. of clergy and 77 per cent. of the laity voting in favour; encourages the House of Bishops to commend the Measure for final approval as currently drafted; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to work with the governing authorities of the Church of England including the Archbishops' Council, the House of Bishops and the General Synod to ensure that the express wishes of the overwhelming majority of those consulted across the Provinces of Canterbury and York are met by expeditiously tabling the Measure in Parliament for its approval.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Frank Field02/02/2012BirkenheadLabourProposed
John Mann02/02/2012BassetlawLabourSeconded
Nicholas Soames02/02/2012Mid SussexConservativeSeconded
Stephen Timms02/02/2012East HamLabourSeconded
Natascha Engel02/02/2012North East DerbyshireLabourSeconded
David Blunkett02/02/2012Sheffield, Brightside and HillsboroughLabourSeconded
Diana Johnson02/02/2012Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Stephen Williams06/02/2012Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley06/02/2012Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock06/02/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
James Gray06/02/2012North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn06/02/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale06/02/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
Andrew Stephenson07/02/2012PendleConservativeSigned
John Leech07/02/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George07/02/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Doran07/02/2012Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell07/02/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson07/02/2012Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
George Howarth07/02/2012KnowsleyLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner07/02/2012BolsoverLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden08/02/2012Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne08/02/2012Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Martin Caton08/02/2012GowerLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy20/02/2012GlenrothesLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz20/02/2012Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd23/02/2012Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Mike Weatherley27/02/2012HoveConservativeSigned
Paul Blomfield29/02/2012Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Alan Beith06/03/2012Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Caroline Lucas09/03/2012Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Mike Wood09/03/2012Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Don Foster12/03/2012BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Cunningham15/03/2012WorkingtonLabourSigned
Roberta Blackman-Woods15/03/2012City of DurhamLabourSigned
David Ward23/04/2012Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned

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