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Collecting Data On Election Candidate Diversity

EDM number 866 in 2017-19, proposed by Bernard Jenkin on 25/01/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Elections and Equality.

That this House notes with concern that Section 106 of the Equality Act 2010 is yet to be commenced; acknowledges that this legislation would require political parties to monitor the diversity of their election candidates; regrets that Section 106 does not cover local government elections, that there is no transparency of the diversity of election candidates and that progress on the representation of women and minority groups remains unacceptably slow; further acknowledges that it is vital for this House to better reflect the diversity of the people we seek to represent; and calls on the Government to commence Section 106 with immediate effect, as unanimously recommended by the Women and Equalities Select Committee in its Fifth Report of Session 2016-17, Women in the House of Commons after the 2020 election, HC630, and to seek to amend Section 106 in the future to include local government elections within its scope.

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

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Bernard Jenkin25/01/2018Harwich and North EssexConservativeProposed
Zac Goldsmith25/01/2018Richmond ParkConservativeSeconded
Edward Vaizey25/01/2018WantageConservativeSeconded
David Lammy25/01/2018TottenhamLabourSeconded
Jess Phillips25/01/2018Birmingham, YardleyLabourSeconded
Alison Thewliss25/01/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Cunningham29/01/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley29/01/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
John McNally29/01/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Helen Hayes29/01/2018Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Stephen Doughty29/01/2018Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Anna McMorrin29/01/2018Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Harriet Harman29/01/2018Camberwell and PeckhamLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas30/01/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Chris Stephens30/01/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day30/01/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Virendra Sharma30/01/2018Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
John Cryer30/01/2018Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Maria Miller30/01/2018BasingstokeConservativeSigned
Ellie Reeves30/01/2018Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Martin Whitfield30/01/2018East LothianLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell31/01/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins31/01/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Ruth George01/02/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Matt Western02/02/2018Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSigned
Thelma Walker06/02/2018Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Kate Green07/02/2018Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
David Linden08/02/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell08/02/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Alison McGovern20/02/2018Wirral SouthLabourSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle20/02/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Alan Brown20/02/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry20/02/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Tonia Antoniazzi07/03/2018GowerLabourSigned
Tom Brake09/10/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff09/10/2018Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned

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