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Bishop Of Bradford And Welfare Reform

EDM number 814 in 2012-13, proposed by George Galloway on 04/12/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Benefits policy, Public expenditure and Religion and faith communities.

That this House applauds the Bishop of Bradford, the Right Reverand Nick Baines, and his fellow church leaders who have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister on the scandalous impact spending and welfare cuts are having on communities in the north of England; notes that 38,000 children in Bradford are living below the poverty line and that unemployment is continuing to rise; further notes that the so-called welfare reforms mean that the poorest people are getting poorer whilethe richest people are getting richer; and calls on the Prime Minister to follow the advice of the Bishop and his colleagues to stop stigmatising the poor and to take immediate measures to achieve a better balance in the UK economy between the south and north of the country.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
George Galloway04/12/2012Bradford WestRespectProposed
Alan Meale05/12/2012MansfieldLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell05/12/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn05/12/2012Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Linda Riordan05/12/2012HalifaxLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards05/12/2012Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Martin Caton05/12/2012GowerLabourSigned
John McDonnell05/12/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins06/12/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn06/12/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin11/12/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne12/12/2012Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Katy Clark12/12/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy19/12/2012GlenrothesLabourSigned
Michael Connarty05/02/2013Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned

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