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Qualification Of Women Act 1918

EDM number 1469 in 2017-19, proposed by Catherine West on 02/07/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Equality, Members of Parliament and Sex discrimination.

That this House notes that 21 November 2018 will be the centenary of the Qualification of Women Act when women were first allowed to stand for Parliament; recognises that this is a great cause for celebration, being a considerable step forward for British democracy; further notes that over the last 100 years there have been only 290 women hon. Members compared to 4,503 men, and that at the last election only 12 extra women were elected, meaning that at this rate of change it will take over 50 years for the House to achieve gender balance; further recognises the important role that women play in our society, being over 50 per cent of the UK population; and calls on the Government to use this centenary to celebrate women and inspire them in standing for Parliament by encouraging all hon. Members to invite a women from their parliamentary constituency to Westminster that day for the purpose of shadowing their work and to attend a inspirational celebratory event to be staged in Westminster Hall culminating in asking those women present to embark upon a career in politics by asking them to stand and take the next step along the path to Parliament.

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Catherine West02/07/2018Hornsey and Wood GreenLabourProposed
Angela Crawley02/07/2018Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySeconded
02/07/2018Belfast SouthDUPSeconded
Jo Swinson02/07/2018East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSeconded
Harriet Harman02/07/2018Camberwell and PeckhamLabourSeconded
Caroline Lucas02/07/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
02/07/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Jim Cunningham02/07/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley02/07/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Stewart McDonald03/07/2018Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon03/07/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
03/07/2018Rutherglen and Hamilton WestLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Lisa Cameron03/07/2018East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
John McNally04/07/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Mary Glindon04/07/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Chris Stephens04/07/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
04/07/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Martin Docherty04/07/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law04/07/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins04/07/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
05/07/2018Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss06/07/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady09/07/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Robinson09/07/2018Belfast EastDUPSigned
Liz Saville Roberts09/07/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
09/07/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
09/07/2018Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Helen Hayes09/07/2018Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
David Crausby10/07/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Albert Owen10/07/2018Ynys MLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer10/07/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
10/07/2018IpswichLabourSigned
11/07/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Grahame Morris11/07/2018EasingtonLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner12/07/2018BolsoverLabourSigned
Ruth George12/07/2018Signed
16/07/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
16/07/2018Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
18/07/2018BathLiberal DemocratSigned

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