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National Voter Registration Day

EDM number 1011 in 2013-14, proposed by David Ward on 28/01/2014.
Categorised under the topic of Electoral register.

That this House welcomes the Bite the Ballot campaign National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), supported by Asda Stores, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Centrepoint, Parliament, Citizenship Foundation, London Youth, the National Union of Students, Rock the Vote, SB.TV, Teach First, The Student Room, vInspired and others that aims to encourage 250,000 new electors to join the electoral register on 5 February 2014; acknowledges and welcomes the Government's commitment to get more people - especially younger people - and under-represented groups to join the electoral register in advance of the transition to individual electoral registration; notes that nearly half of 18 to 24 year olds are not on the register and that in some regions only a third of 16 to 17 year olds are registered; believes that to deliver its commitment the Government must now encourage support and promote NVRD - an annual day of action that involves youth clubs, community groups, educational establishments, businesses and individual campaigners across the UK registering people to vote; recognises that this initiative is supported by the APPG on Voter Registration with unanimous cross-party support from members of both Houses, the Electoral Commission and the Association of Electoral Administrators; further believes that NVRD will illustrate what can be achieved when the social enterprise, voluntary, charity and business sectors work in partnership to inspire young people to take part in the democratic process; and urges the Government to recognise the importance of NVRD in creating an engaged and inspired electorate in advance of forthcoming elections and referenda.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs.

David Ward28/01/2014Bradford EastLiberal DemocratProposed
Chloe Smith28/01/2014Norwich NorthConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon29/01/2014StrangfordDUPSeconded
Peter Bottomley29/01/2014Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alasdair McDonnell29/01/2014Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Naomi Long29/01/2014Belfast EastAllianceSeconded
Bob Russell29/01/2014ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming29/01/2014Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/01/2014Islington NorthLabourSigned
John Leech30/01/2014Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd30/01/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Flynn30/01/2014Newport WestLabourSigned
John McDonnell30/01/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds30/01/2014Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Martin Caton30/01/2014GowerLabourSigned
Julian Huppert30/01/2014CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh30/01/2014SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson30/01/2014Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Chris Ruane30/01/2014Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins03/02/2014Luton NorthLabourSigned
Sammy Wilson03/02/2014East AntrimDUPSigned
Hugh Bayley03/02/2014York CentralLabourSigned
Mike Hancock03/02/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Margaret Ritchie03/02/2014South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Gordon Marsden03/02/2014Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Michael Crockart03/02/2014Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams03/02/2014CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Blackman03/02/2014Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Greg Mulholland04/02/2014Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
David Simpson04/02/2014Upper BannDUPSigned
William McCrea05/02/2014South AntrimDUPSigned
Lady Hermon05/02/2014North DownIndependentSigned
Alan Meale06/02/2014MansfieldLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell10/02/2014Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
David Morris11/02/2014Morecambe and LunesdaleConservativeSigned
Lindsay Roy13/02/2014GlenrothesLabourSigned
Roger Williams26/02/2014Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned

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