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National Voter Registration Day 2015

EDM number 678 in 2014-15, proposed by David Ward on 12/01/2015.
Categorised under the topic of Electoral register.

That this House welcomes Bite The Ballot's second annual National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) on 5 February 2015, supported by Open Society Foundations, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, Hogan Lovells LLP and others, which aim to encourage 250,000 new electors to join the electoral register; praises the NVRD 2014 campaign which encouraged over 50,000 people to register to vote at a cost per registration of £0.25; acknowledges the Government's commitment to get more young people and other under-represented groups to register during the transition to Individual Electoral Registration; further welcomes the move to online registration and that over 36 million people have been successfully matched and automatically added to the new register; believes that with millions of voters still missing from the register, in order to deliver its commitment to maximising registration, the Government must now do more to encourage, support and promote the NVRD annual day of action that involves youth clubs, community groups, educational establishments and businesses across the UK registering people to vote; recognises that this initiative is supported by the APPG on Voter Registration and the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee, with unanimous all-party support from members of both Houses and the devolved legislatures; and strongly urges the Government, the Cabinet Office, the Electoral Commission, local authorities, valuation joint boards and local electoral registration officers to fully recognise the importance of NVRD in creating an engaged and inspired young electorate.

This motion has been signed by a total of 55 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
David Ward12/01/2015Bradford EastLiberal DemocratProposed
Chloe Smith13/01/2015Norwich NorthConservativeSeconded
Mark Durkan13/01/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Gregory Campbell13/01/2015East LondonderryDUPSeconded
Adrian Sanders13/01/2015TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew George13/01/2015St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley13/01/2015Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock13/01/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
William McCrea13/01/2015South AntrimDUPSigned
Glenda Jackson13/01/2015Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Lady Hermon14/01/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Margaret Ritchie14/01/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Liz McInnes14/01/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Martin Caton14/01/2015GowerLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell15/01/2015Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland15/01/2015Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech15/01/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/01/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Julian Huppert15/01/2015CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams16/01/2015CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Smith16/01/2015West Aberdeenshire and KincardineLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Farron16/01/2015Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Lloyd16/01/2015EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden16/01/2015Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Hywel Williams16/01/2015ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Elfyn Llwyd19/01/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
John McDonnell20/01/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff20/01/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Mike Thornton20/01/2015EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Wayne David20/01/2015CaerphillyLabourSigned
Chris Ruane20/01/2015Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Gordon Henderson20/01/2015Sittingbourne and SheppeyConservativeSigned
Graham Allen20/01/2015Nottingham NorthLabourSigned
Martin Horwood20/01/2015CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Simpson20/01/2015Upper BannDUPSigned
Hugh Bayley21/01/2015York CentralLabourSigned
Nick Harvey21/01/2015North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke21/01/2015Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Menzies Campbell21/01/2015North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Jennifer Willott21/01/2015Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Valerie Vaz22/01/2015Walsall SouthLabourSigned
John Pugh22/01/2015SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Grahame Morris22/01/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
Anne Begg22/01/2015Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn22/01/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz22/01/2015Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Fabian Hamilton26/01/2015Leeds North EastLabourSigned
George Howarth26/01/2015KnowsleyLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas28/01/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Nigel Dodds28/01/2015Belfast NorthDUPSigned
John Hemming03/02/2015Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris Williamson04/02/2015Derby NorthLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood09/02/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
George Galloway11/02/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned
Roger Williams05/03/2015Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned

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