Ruth Jones's 169 Early Day Motions
Date Tabled Title Signatures
4 May 2020
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th June 2020

Children and Young Persons

Tabled by: Keir Starmer (Labour - Holborn and St Pancras)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 445), dated 21 April 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 23 April 2020, be annulled.
44 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jun 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 39
Liberal Democrat: 3
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8 Jun 2020
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Competition

Tabled by: Keir Starmer (Labour - Holborn and St Pancras)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Competition Act 1998 (Groceries) (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 369), dated 27 March 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27 March 2020, be annulled.
13 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jun 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
8 Jun 2020
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Competition

Tabled by: Keir Starmer (Labour - Holborn and St Pancras)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Competition Act 1998 (Dairy Produce) (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 481), dated 30 April 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 1 May 2020, be annulled.
15 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jun 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
4 Jun 2020
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Legal Aid and Advice

Tabled by: Mr David Lammy (Labour - Tottenham)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 515), dated 15 May 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 18 May 2020, be annulled.
104 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 97
Liberal Democrat: 6
Green Party: 1
11 Mar 2020
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 17th March 2020

War widows pensions

Tabled by: Stephen Doughty (Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth)
That this House honours and recognises the sacrifices that our veterans and their families make; notes the particular sacrifices that the partners of veterans make and the consequences for them of tragically losing a spouse or partner serving in the armed forces; notes the changes announced in 2014 which allowed …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Apr 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Scottish National Party: 6
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Liberal Democrat: 4
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
2 Mar 2020
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Monday 2nd March 2020

Six Nations Rugby broadcasting rights

Tabled by: Kevin Brennan (Labour - Cardiff West)
That this House notes press reports that rugby union's Six Nations tournament could be put behind a TV pay wall after decades on free to air public broadcasting services; believes the annual tournament should be placed in the Government's Category A of sporting events which must be made available live …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Mar 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 22
Scottish National Party: 3
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Alliance: 1
30 Jan 2020
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Universal credit and state pension transition

Tabled by: Mark Tami (Labour - Alyn and Deeside)
This House notes that a claimant of universal credit that is approaching state pension age may be subject to nine weeks without income between the end of universal credit and the first payment of the state pension if they are not eligible for pension credit; further notes that that period …
78 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Apr 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 49
Scottish National Party: 17
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
13 Jan 2020
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 13th January 2020

Tackling online harm to children with a duty of care regulator

Tabled by: Jo Stevens (Labour - Cardiff Central)
That this House notes the publication of the Online Harms White Paper in April 2019 and subsequent assurances by the Government that they will introduce a robust regulator to safeguard children online; further notes that over 45,000 people signed the NSPCC’s Wild West Web petition calling for statutory regulation so …
66 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 55
Scottish National Party: 4
Conservative: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alliance: 1
7 Jan 2020
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 7th January 2020

Australia bushfire crisis

Tabled by: Ruth Jones (Labour - Newport West)
That this House acknowledges that the Commonwealth of Australia is fighting one of its worst bushfire seasons, fuelled by record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought; recognises that the heart-breaking and vicious bushfire crisis is affecting states and territories right across the Commonwealth of Australia; sends its heartfelt sympathies to …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Scottish National Party: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Conservative: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 1
19 Dec 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 20th December 2019

Musicians' passport

Tabled by: Ruth Jones (Labour - Newport West)
That this House recognises the importance of the music industry to our economy and the work, talent and expertise of musicians from all four nations of the United Kingdom; acknowledges that musicians rely on touring and performing in the other 27 nations of the European Union to make a living; …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 6 May 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Scottish National Party: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 3
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
19 Dec 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 20th December 2019

St Aidan's foodbanks and soup kitchen

Tabled by: Mike Hill (Labour - Hartlepool)
That this House recognises the extraordinary contribution of staff and volunteers at St Aidan's foodbank and soup kitchen and at Hartlepool Foodbank; congratulates them for their tireless work all year round in helping the most vulnerable in society; recognises that no society is functioning properly if charity is required to …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 6 May 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 5
Scottish National Party: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19 Dec 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 20th December 2019

Climate Parliament

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes this Government could be responsible for five of the remaining 11 years the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned are left to halve global emissions and limit warming to 1.5C; further notes that the Committee on Climate Change report in July 2019 revealed the Government …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 6 May 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 18
Scottish National Party: 10
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
24 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 30th October 2019

RSPCA report on Fireworks

Tabled by: Sir David Crausby (Labour - Bolton North East)
That this House welcomes the RSPCA report Bang Out Of Order which investigates the distress caused to pets by fireworks; is concerned that 62 percent of dogs, 54 percent of cats and 55 percent of horses show signs of distress as a result of the use of fireworks which means …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Independent: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
17 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 30th October 2019

Attack in Halle, Germany

Tabled by: Ruth Smeeth (Labour - Stoke-on-Trent North)
That this House condemns the attack and the ideology that radicalised the attacker in Halle, Germany; shows sympathy towards those who were tragically murdered, recognises that had it not been for the protective security measures at place in the synagogue, then it is likely that the death toll and the …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Dec 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Independent: 5
Conservative: 4
Scottish National Party: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
24 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Friday 25th October 2019

A new HMS Coventry

Tabled by: Mr Jim Cunningham (Labour - Coventry South)
That this House welcomes the Government's decision to purchase five new type 31 frigates for the Royal Navy; recognises that the name Coventry has been associated with the Royal Navy since 1658; further recognises that six ships have borne the name Coventry in this time until 2002; acknowledges the need …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Conservative: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Scottish National Party: 4
The Independent Group for Change: 1
24 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 24th October 2019

Customs checks between Northern Ireland and Great Britain

Tabled by: Ruth Jones (Labour - Newport West)
This House recognises the very grave concerns expressed by businesses and communities in Northern Ireland, Wales and across the United Kingdom about the impact of introducing checks and tariffs on trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain; condemns any proposals or policies that would see an economic or political border …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
23 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 24th October 2019

Persecution of Christians

Tabled by: Jeremy Hunt (Conservative - South West Surrey)
That this House notes the 2019 report of Aid to the Church in Need entitled Persecuted and Forgotten? which shows that the Christian population of Iraq has declined by 90 per cent within a generation from 1.5 million before 2003 to less than 150,000 today; recognises that any Daesh resurgence …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 14
Labour: 13
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
22 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 24th October 2019

Cancer Research UK work with universities

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House welcomes the announcement that Cancer Research UK will work with UK universities and in the US to investigate how cancer is formed to facilitate the earliest possible treatment.
23 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Dec 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Conservative: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
22 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 24th October 2019

Welfare and survival of Asian elephants used in tourism

Tabled by: Dr Rupa Huq (Labour - Ealing Central and Acton)
That this House is concerned about the increasing risk of extinction to Asian elephants; notes that in India and South East Asia some Asian elephants are snatched from the wild when very young, deprived of food and water for months whilst tightly confined in cages, beaten and stabbed with iron …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 18
Conservative: 5
Scottish National Party: 5
Independent: 4
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
16 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 24th October 2019

ASDA contract 6

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House notes with concern the decision by ASDA to proceed with proposals to put all hourly paid employees on flexible contracts (Contract 6) despite considerable concern about the proposed changes to employee terms and conditions; further notes that the flexibility clause in Contract 6 will force employees to …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Dec 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 32
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
16 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 24th October 2019

Trees and climate change

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House welcomes the recommendation in the Committee on Climate Change report on Net Zero for a significant increase in tree planting rates in the UK, as one part of delivering the UK target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, in addition to rapid, deep and sustained emissions …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 23
Conservative: 10
Scottish National Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
21 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Racism in football

Tabled by: Catherine West (Labour - Hornsey and Wood Green)
That this House condemns the appalling racism at the Haringey Borough v. Yeovil Town FA Cup game on 19 October; applauds the Haringey players and management for their brave and principled decision to walk off in the face of such abuse; calls on the Football Association to ensure that those …
59 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Dec 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 34
Conservative: 6
Independent: 5
Liberal Democrat: 5
Scottish National Party: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
17 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Monday 21st October 2019

Safety of taxi and private hire sector

Tabled by: Daniel Zeichner (Labour - Cambridge)
That this House notes the hard work of the taxi and private hire trade, and that some of the legislation which governs licensing in the industry is dated back to 1847; recognises that new technology and changing transport needs mean than the UK desperately needs updated legislation; notes that the …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 18
Conservative: 6
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
16 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 21st October 2019

John Foley

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House recognises the life and work of John Foley, a long standing trades unionist and anti-apartheid campaigner; sends condolences to his family at this time; recognises his work as a shop steward in the Clyde's shipyards from early in his life and career both industrially and in the …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Scottish National Party: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
16 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 17th October 2019

Voter ID requirements at polling stations

Tabled by: Faisal Rashid (Labour - Warrington South)
That this House expresses deep concern at the Government’s announced plans to prevent people from voting unless they can provide photographic identification at the next election; notes that of the 44.6 million votes cast in 2017, there were just 28 allegations of in-person voter fraud and one conviction; recognises that …
71 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 52
Scottish National Party: 10
Liberal Democrat: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
15 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 16th October 2019

Policing of Extinction Rebellion

Tabled by: Alex Sobel (Labour (Co-op) - Leeds North West)
That this House notes that on Monday 14 October the Metropolitan Police imposed new conditions under Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 on the Extinction Rebellion protests in London; further notes that the Metropolitan Police has banned any assembly linked to the demonstrations; highlights the increasingly punitive and …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Green Party: 1
15 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 16th October 2019

Intimidation in public life

Tabled by: Alison McGovern (Labour - Wirral South)
That this House recognises that intimidation experienced by those in public life poses a threat to the diversity, integrity, and vibrancy of representative democracy in the UK and that tackling intimidation is a cross-party issue; notes that abuse and intimidation know no political boundaries; welcomes the ongoing work on developing …
67 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 44
Conservative: 7
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 4
Scottish National Party: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
15 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 16th October 2019

Sale of First West Yorkshire

Tabled by: Alex Sobel (Labour (Co-op) - Leeds North West)
That this House notes that FirstGroup plc is selling its UK bus operation; calls on FirstGroup to sell its West Yorkshire division separately from the rest of its FirstGroup bus operation; notes the comments of Leeds City Council leader Judith Blake that the sale is an opportunity for West Yorkshire …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
15 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 16th October 2019

Prison officer pension age

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House recognises the dangerous working conditions in the Prison Service; expresses concern at the increasing number of violent assaults on prison staff; believes that prison officers approaching the age of 70 should not be expected to deal with violent and dangerous criminals aged in their twenties, thirties and …
75 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Scottish National Party: 20
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
Independent: 5
Conservative: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
14 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 15th October 2019

Celebrating organisations that engage with young people

Tabled by: Ruth Smeeth (Labour - Stoke-on-Trent North)
That this House recognises the value and importance of summer programmes across the UK, both to teach young people valuable skills and to reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour within communities; praises the work of programmes that facilitate these activities such as StreetGames; recognises that reports show a significant reduction in …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Dec 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Conservative: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
14 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 15th October 2019

Protection of journalists and elected representatives from violence

Tabled by: Clive Lewis (Labour - Norwich South)
That this House is appalled by footage obtained by the New York Times purporting to show a video depicting a macabre scene of a fake President Trump shooting, stabbing and brutally assaulting members of the news media and his political opponents was broadcast at a rally of Trump supporters in …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 18
Scottish National Party: 6
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
14 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 15th October 2019

Anti-Semitic Attack in Halle, Germany

Tabled by: Catherine West (Labour - Hornsey and Wood Green)
That this House condemns in the strongest possible terms the heinous anti-semitic attack at the synagogue in Halle, Germany, and sends condolences to those affected; notes with concern the increase in antisemitism in society and the impact on the Jewish community; resolves to support the Jewish community in doing everything …
64 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Dec 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Scottish National Party: 8
Liberal Democrat: 6
Conservative: 5
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
14 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 15th October 2019

Psoriasis Awareness Week

Tabled by: David T C Davies (Conservative - Monmouth)
That this House recognises Psoriasis Awareness Week from 27 October – 3 November 2019 which this year aims to highlight how prospective parents can overcome the potential difficulties in treating psoriasis before, during and after childbirth; notes that the peak onset of psoriasis, which can affect as many as one …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Dec 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Conservative: 6
Scottish National Party: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 1
14 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 15th October 2019

Ulster-Scots Language Week

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House supports the Ulster-Scots Language Week being held by Derry City and Strabane Council in the last week of November; notes this week-long initiative is led by the Ulster-Scots Agency to promote the language which, along with Irish, is one of the indigenous languages of the region; believes …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Scottish National Party: 4
Labour: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
14 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 15th October 2019

Baby Loss Awareness Week

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes that 9-15 October is Baby Loss Awareness Week; offers sincere sympathy to those families who have lost precious babies; notes the wonderful remembrance services that take place across the UK throughout the week; and urges those who have lost a baby to use this opportunity to …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Dec 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
Scottish National Party: 5
Conservative: 4
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
14 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 15th October 2019

Athletics World Championships

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes the British golds in the Women's heptathlon and 200m at the Athletics World Championships; congratulates Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Dina Asher-Smith on their tremendous achievements as well as the rest of team GB; thanks the coaches and those who put so much time and effort behind the …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Conservative: 3
Scottish National Party: 2
Independent: 2
14 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 15th October 2019

Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House recognises the debt of honour it owes mineworkers who sacrificed their health working in dark and dangerous conditions to fuel the industry that created the nation's wealth; believes that in their retirement, miners and their widows deserve financial security; expresses concern that over £8 billion has been …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Dec 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
7 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 8th October 2019

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE NAMED SCOTTISH UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House congratulates the University of Strathclyde on being named Scottish University of the Year by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020; notes that the university also ranks fifth in the UK overall; understands that Strathclyde has seen applications rise by 60 per cent in recent …
2 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
7 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 8th October 2019

GLASGOW GAELS, GAELIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION SCOTLAND 2019 SENIOR CHAMPIONS

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House congratulates the Glasgow Gaels on winning the GAA Scotland 2019 Senior Men’s Championship, the first time since 2006; believes that this success is an indication of the dedicated and hard work of players, coaches and volunteers of the club and is very well deserved; and understands that …
2 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
7 Oct 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 8th October 2019

NATHAN MACQUEEN SELECTED FOR 2020 TOYKO PARALYMPICS FOR ARCHERY

Tabled by: Hannah Bardell (Scottish National Party - Livingston)
That this House congratulates Nathan Macqueen from Addiewell on securing a place in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics for archery; commends his individual talent; further congratulates Nathan Macqueen on being ranked 6th in the world; and wishes him further success for the future.
2 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 1
Labour: 1
30 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 1st October 2019

AVAILABILITY OF ERENUMAB FOR MIGRAINE SUFFERERS

Tabled by: Chris Williamson (Independent - Derby North)
That this House disagrees with the decision made by the National Institute for Care Excellence to reject the migraine prevention drug Erenumab on the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; is disappointed by the reasoning that the drug was not cost-effective; believes that the health and well-being of migraine …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 5
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
30 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 1st October 2019

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

Tabled by: Mr Jim Cunningham (Labour - Coventry South)
That this House condemns the persecution of Christians and other religious groups; is extremely concerned about the rising levels of Christian persecution; is deeply concerned by reports that persecution of Christians in some parts of the world is at near genocide levels; understands that Christians are the most persecuted group, …
41 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 22
Scottish National Party: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Conservative: 4
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
30 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 1st October 2019

CONGRATULATING THE 20 SEPTEMBER CLIMATE STRIKERS

Tabled by: Alex Sobel (Labour (Co-op) - Leeds North West)
That this House notes the climate strikes on 20 and 27 September, which comprised action on climate change by workers and young people at 4,638 events in 139 countries; congratulates climate strikers across the UK on raising the climate emergency with the public and policymakers; and supports the demands of …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Scottish National Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 1
Independent: 1
25 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 1st October 2019

150 YEARS OF THE ROYAL ARCH

Tabled by: Stewart Hosie (Scottish National Party - Dundee East)
That this House congratulates the Royal Arch in Broughty Ferry on turning 150 years old this week; recognises that the bar, which was originally built in the 1840's as 'The Railway Tavern', changed it's name to The Royal Arch in 1869; and wishes owner Jonathan Stewart, the staff and the …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
25 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 1st October 2019

WALES SLOVAKIA FOOTBALL MATCH EURO 2020

Tabled by: Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru - Ceredigion)
That this House condemns racism in football on all levels, welcomes the UEFA Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body investigation into racist behaviour by Slovakian fans in a previous UEFA football qualifier; notes its disappointment that 2,137 travelling Wales supporters will not be allowed to attend the national team’s Euro 2020 …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
25 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 1st October 2019

MUSICIANS IN EXILE - AWARD FOR RACE, FAITH AND RELIGION AT THE NATIONAL DIVERSITY AWARDS 2019

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House congratulates Musicians in Exile, a community project for asylum seekers and refugee musicians formed by The Glasgow Barons, an orchestra in Govan, on winning the Community Organisation Award for Race, Faith and Religion at the National Diversity Awards 2019 at a prestigious black-tie ceremony at The Anglican …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Labour: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
5 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 1st October 2019

ASDA CONTRACT 6

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House notes with concern the decision by ASDA to proceed with proposals to put all hourly paid employees on flexible contracts (Contract 6) despite considerable concern about the proposed changes to employee terms and conditions; further notes that the flexibility clause in Contract 6 will force employees to …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Scottish National Party: 4
5 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 1st October 2019

KASHMIRI PEOPLE

Tabled by: Debbie Abrahams (Labour - Oldham East and Saddleworth)
That this House calls on the UK Government to use all diplomatic and economic measures at its disposal to influence the Indian and Pakistan governments to ensure that democracy is respected and that the Kashmiri people are at the heart of any constitutional reform of the region, including respecting both …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Conservative: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Independent: 1
4 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 1st October 2019

AMAZON FIRES

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes with deep concern the over 90,000 fires recorded in Brazil so far this year, with burning detected inside indigenous lands and nature reserves; notes that the Amazon rainforest is home to over 20 million people including 1 million indigenous people, 10 per cent of the Earth's …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
3 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 1st October 2019

CHILDREN READING FOR PLEASURE

Tabled by: Ruth Smeeth (Labour - Stoke-on-Trent North)
That this House recognises the importance of reading for pleasure as the most powerful agent in improving a child’s educational attainment and life chances; notes that children who read for pleasure daily or nearly every day are a year ahead in reading performance versus those who never do; further notes …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Conservative: 1
3 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 1st October 2019

REAL LIVING WAGE FOR MITIE EMPLOYEES AT NETWORK RAIL STATIONS

Tabled by: Ian Mearns (Labour - Gateshead)
That this House commends the action of RMT members employed by Mitie Group plc who clean Network Rail stations at Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Leeds City and Birmingham New Street stations, and who are fighting for a Real Living Wage as determined by the Living …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Scottish National Party: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
3 Sep 2019
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GLASGOW'S EAST END COMMUNITY RADIO

Tabled by: David Linden (Scottish National Party - Glasgow East)
That this House congratulates East End Community Radio on its successful launch; praises the work of owners John Toby Flannigan and Stuart James and all of the station's volunteers for their work in bringing the station into existence; commends this new voluntary community radio station on giving the East end …
5 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
30 Sep 2019
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SOUTH EAST WALES RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR 2019

Tabled by: Ruth Jones (Labour - Newport West)
That this House congratulates the Three Mughals in Newport West constituency on being named South East Wales Restaurant of the Year in the National Curry Awards 2019; notes that outstanding chefs and successful restaurants and food businesses from across the UK were nominated; acknowledges the importance of the Asian catering …
2 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
26 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Monday 30th September 2019

BBC’S CRITICISM OF NAGA MUNCHETTY

Tabled by: Clive Lewis (Labour - Norwich South)
That this House condemns the perverse decision by the BBC complaints unit to criticise presenter Naga Munchetty for criticising the racist language of US President Donald Trump; notes that President Trump's comments, telling Democratic representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, who are all US citizens, to …
51 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 34
Scottish National Party: 8
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
3 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 4th September 2019

CATFISHING

Tabled by: Rosie Duffield (Labour - Canterbury)
That this House recognises the threat of exploitation to members of the public through the use of fake online profiles; regrets that catfishing is only mentioned twice in the Online Harms White Paper; considers catfishing to be a serious problem which needs to be combatted; acknowledges that anyone can be …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Scottish National Party: 1
3 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 4th September 2019

DRUGS DEATHS

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House notes with concern that there were 4,359 deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2018; further notes that this is the highest number and the highest annual increase on record; recognises that the vast majority of these deaths are preventable; and calls on the …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
3 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 4th September 2019

OVARIAN CANCER BREAKTHROUGH BY QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House congratulates all of those involved at Queens University, Belfast for its breakthrough early research findings on discovering a biomarker panel for ovarian cancer that may be able to detect epithelial ovarian cancer two years earlier than existing testing methods; thanks those who work so tirelessly to bring …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Democratic Unionist Party: 10
Labour: 5
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
3 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 4th September 2019

ORGAN DONATION WEEK

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House highlights Organ Donation week; underlines the fact that from Spring 2020 the law is changing to an opt out system; and notes that families will still be consulted and therefore it is essential to have conversations within families to underline the choice to be made to ensure …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Conservative: 2
3 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 4th September 2019

ELEMENTS IN DANGER CAMPAIGN

Tabled by: Martin Whitfield (Labour - East Lothian)
That this House welcomes the Elements in danger campaign launched in International Year of the Periodic Table by the Royal Society of Chemistry to raise awareness of rare elements contained in unused mobile phones and devices; understands that there are an estimated 40 million unused gadgets in UK homes and …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 5
Scottish National Party: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
3 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 4th September 2019

HONG KONG CITIZENS

Tabled by: Fiona Bruce (Conservative - Congleton)
That this House calls on the Government to seek agreement with some of the other 53 Commonwealth countries to provide Hong Kong citizens with a second citizenship and potential place of abode; insists that the UK will not accept the abandonment of the so-called two systems in one country, guaranteed …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Conservative: 7
Liberal Democrat: 6
Scottish National Party: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
3 Sep 2019
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LIVINGSTON ATHLETIC CLUB, SCOTTISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SUCCESS

Tabled by: Hannah Bardell (Scottish National Party - Livingston)
That this House congratulates Livingston Athletic Club for collectively securing four gold and three silver medals at the Scottish National Championships in Grangemouth; commends the individual talent of each of the medal-winning athletes; Sarah Calvert who took gold in the seniors 800m race; Isla Cavert who won gold after running …
4 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 2
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
3 Sep 2019
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NSPCC SCOTLAND’S PICTURE THIS: IMAGES OF CHILDHOOD IN GOVAN EVENT

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House congratulates the NSPCC Scotland on their Picture This: Images of Childhood in Govan photo exhibition event on 1 August 2019 in Govan, Glasgow; notes that the event showcased the photo diaries project which followed nine families in Govan over a three month period to capture what childhood …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 3
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
25 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 4th September 2019

BRAZIL DEFORESTATION

Tabled by: Graham P Jones (Labour - Hyndburn)
That this House condemns the policies pursued by the Administration of President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, which are destroying the Amazon rainforest; notes that more than 3,700 square kilometres of forest has been deforested in 2019 with July being the worst month on record so far; further condemns the violence …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 29
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Independent: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
3 Sep 2019
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SUPPORTING NEWS ON LOCAL COMMERCIAL RADIO

Tabled by: Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Labour (Co-op) - Brighton, Kemptown)
"Line 5, delete from "age;" to end and insert " is concerned that the revised localness guidelines published by Ofcom will allow less local content and the creation of a backdoor national radio stations at the expense of local radio; understands that the guidelines are meant to protect the provision …
2 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 2
25 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 4th September 2019

CATH FRIEL

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House celebrates the life of Cath Friel who passed away in June 2019; remembers her impressive track record as a Unison activist and official, notably in Glasgow Health Branch, former Deputy Convener of UNISON Scotland, member of the first UNISON National Executive and Learning Organiser in Northern Ireland; …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
19 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 4th September 2019

PROCUREMENT OF ECO-FRIENDLY MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS TO END PERIOD POVERTY IN SCHOOLS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this house welcomes the Government's announcement of period poverty funding which will fight stigma around menstruation and provide free period products in primary and secondary schools across England; notes that 4.3 billion disposable menstrual products are used in the UK every year and an estimated 2.5 million tampons and …
67 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 33
Scottish National Party: 11
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 6
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
22 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 3rd September 2019

LAUNCH OF THE ANY DISABILITY SYMBOL

Tabled by: Martin Whitfield (Labour - East Lothian)
That this House welcomes the launch of the Any Disability Symbol in Parliament on 4 June 2019; endorses the use of new accessible signage that articulates that disabilities can be both visible and invisible; notes with concern the number of cases where people with invisible disabilities have been discriminated against …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Independent: 2
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
26 Jun 2017
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 3rd September 2019

STATUTORY MAXIMUM WORKING TEMPERATURE

Tabled by: Ian Mearns (Labour - Gateshead)
That this House notes that workers in the UK lack adequate legal safeguards from working in uncomfortably high temperatures, owing to the lack of a statutory maximum temperature at which employers would have to introduce control measures, such as breaks, access to water or air conditioning; further notes that this …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Independent: 4
Scottish National Party: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
3 Sep 2019
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PAKISTAN INDEPENDENCE DAY 2019

Tabled by: Ruth Jones (Labour - Newport West)
That this House congratulates the Republic of Pakistan on celebrating the 72nd anniversary of its Independence on 14 August 2019; recognises the success that Pakistan has made of its independence since 1947; notes the huge contribution made by the Pakistani diaspora to the wealth, prosperity and development of the City …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 4
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
3 Sep 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 16th August 2019

INDIA INDEPENDENCE DAY 2019

Tabled by: Ruth Jones (Labour - Newport West)
That this House congratulates the Republic of India on celebrating the 72nd anniversary of its independence on 15 August 2019; recognises the success that India has made of its independence since 1947; notes the huge contribution made by the Indian diaspora to the wealth, prosperity and development of Wales, England, …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 5
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
29 Oct 2018
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Friday 16th August 2019

SUBSIDIES FOR BIOMASS ELECTRICITY GENERATION

Tabled by: Mr Roger Godsiff (Labour - Birmingham, Hall Green)
That this House expresses its concern that renewable energy subsidies for electricity generated from biomass, most of which is generated using imported wood pellets, are resulting in energy bill-payers paying for expensive, high-carbon electricity; notes that burning wood to generate electricity is a high-carbon power source; further notes that burning …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Aug 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 27
Scottish National Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 3
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
24 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

PERIOD POSITIVE PLEDGE

Tabled by: Stephanie Peacock (Labour - Barnsley East)
That this House welcomes the Period Positive Pledge which has now been adopted by institutions and organisations across the world and was created by Chella Quint in Sheffield, the first Period Positive City; notes that menstrual taboos and the habits that uphold them lead to negative consequences like period poverty, …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
24 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 25th July 2019

EAST KILBRIDE FLOWER CLUB

Tabled by: Dr Lisa Cameron (Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House recognises the 40th anniversary of the East Kilbride Flower Club; celebrates the club's efforts to spread the admiration of floral arranging and cultivation; commends its celebration through its Ruby Jubilee demonstration which will include stalls and raffles; recognises the club's objective of advancing education in all facets …
5 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
24 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 25th July 2019

IMPORTANCE OF DEMENTIA FRIENDLY TRAINING FOR MPS' OFFICES

Tabled by: Stephen Gethins (Scottish National Party - North East Fife)
That this House recognises the importance of making communities as dementia-friendly as possible to make life easier for people with dementia, their families and carers; notes the efforts being made by organisations including Fife Council and the University of St Andrews and, in particular the vital research carried out by …
5 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 2
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
24 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

IRISH CULTURAL CENTRE IN LONDON

Tabled by: Andy Slaughter (Labour - Hammersmith)
That this House notes that the Chair of the Irish Cultural Centre in London, Jim O’Hara, is stepping down after 13 years' dedication and service; acknowledges the leadership, commitment and vision that Jim showed in his capacity as Chair of the Irish Cultural Centre for more than a decade; further …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
26 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

CENTENARY OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE BENEVOLENT FUND

Tabled by: Ruth Smeeth (Labour - Stoke-on-Trent North)
That this House recognises that 2019 marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity; and thanks the charity for their vital work to support RAF veterans and welcomes the launch of their new campaign, Back on the radar, encouraging the public to help …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Conservative: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
26 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN UK OPERATIONS AND PARTNER ASSISTANCE

Tabled by: Ann Clwyd (Labour - Cynon Valley)
That this House celebrates the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Protection of Civilians mandate; appreciates the action taken, often at considerable personal risk, by neutral humanitarian actors to protect and support civilians in armed conflict situations; is very …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Conservative: 2
Independent: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
26 Jun 2019
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ROTARY CLUB OF STRATHAVEN

Tabled by: Dr Lisa Cameron (Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House celebrates the 71st anniversary of the Rotary Club of Strathaven, beginning first in 1947 under the leadership of President Robert Downey and led currently by President Eric Rice, which has benefitted the community by working closely with Strathaven Academy to support students and the local community, including …
5 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
18 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

PASSING OF SECOND WORLD WAR VETERAN EDDIE SPENCE

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes with sincere sympathy the passing of 94 year old Royal Marine Veteran Eddie Spence; assures his sons Terry and Edward and their families of its thoughts and prayers at this time of grief; notes the poignancy of this veteran hero's passing during the D-Day commemorations week; …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Labour: 2
Conservative: 1
4 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHINOOK CRASH AT THE MULL OF KINTYRE

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House marks the 25th anniversary of the worst peacetime disaster in RAF history when all 25 passengers and four crew members lost their lives in the chinook crash on the Mull of Kintyre; notes that there is still no satisfactory explanation for the crash which took the lives …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
Scottish National Party: 6
Labour: 4
Conservative: 4
Independent: 2
4 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE FOR THE SIXTH TIME

Tabled by: Dan Carden (Labour - Liverpool, Walton)
That this House congratulates Liverpool Football Club on its sixth European Cup title victory; applauds the club's players and those of Tottenham Hotspur for providing a competitive all-English final to Europe's most prestigious club competition; further applauds the club's manager Jürgen Klopp, staff, and dedicated supporters on this magnificent and …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Scottish National Party: 5
Conservative: 4
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
4 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

FLUSHABLE WIPES AND EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

Tabled by: Ian C. Lucas (Labour - Wrexham)
That this House notes that toilet wipes are being sold in the United Kingdom that are harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects; further notes that these wipes are sold as flushable and therefore make their way into the sewerage system; notes that with rising pollution in the world’s …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Scottish National Party: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
22 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

HEUGH GUN BATTERY MUSEUM

Tabled by: Mike Hill (Labour - Hartlepool)
That this House recognises the historic importance of the Heugh Gun Battery Museum in Hartlepool as the only First World War battlefield in the UK; congratulates Heugh Gun Battery Museum on its successful fundraising operation to secure the future and preservation of the site; further congratulates all those who took …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Scottish National Party: 3
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
22 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

YOUTH WELFARE OFFICERS FOR YOUNG ASYLUM SEEKERS

Tabled by: Helen Hayes (Labour - Dulwich and West Norwood)
That this House notes the lack of specialist support officers for young asylum seekers in asylum accommodation; recognises that many young asylum seekers have faced unimaginable trauma and experiences; expresses deep concern at the very high prevalence of mental ill health amongst young asylum seekers and the high number of …
45 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 32
Scottish National Party: 5
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 1
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
22 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

DEATH OF NIKI LAUDA

Tabled by: Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson (Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley)
That this House celebrates the life of three-time Formula One world champion and racing legend Niki Lauda; recognises that his remarkable recovery and return to racing in 1976 will remain unforgettable and a true show of unfaltering courage; and acknowledges that racing fans in the UK and throughout the world …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 4
Scottish National Party: 4
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
21 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2019: BODY IMAGE

Tabled by: Mr Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
That this House notes that 13-19 May was Mental Health Awareness Week as organised by the Mental Health Foundation and that this year's theme was body image; notes that poor body image is experienced by people of any gender at all stages of life and that this can contribute to …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 18
Scottish National Party: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Independent: 2
20 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

ENVIRONMENT EMERGENCY

Tabled by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
That this House welcomes the Government’s recognition that we are in a national climate emergency; notes the publication this month of the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services based on a review of approximately 15,000 scientific and Government sources and complied by 145 expert authors from 50 countries; …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
15 May 2019
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AIRPORT PASSENGER DUTY

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House notes air passenger duty (APD) has increased by over 650 per cent for economy long haul flights and by 160 per cent for economy short haul flights since its introduction in 1994; further notes that APD has a detrimental impact on the retention of routes and creation …
6 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 4
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
14 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK FOCUS ON SIERRA LEONE

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes the phenomenal work carried out by Christian Aid throughout the world; congratulates them on the decision to focus on maternal health and infant health in Sierra Leone; and encourages those who are able to give to support this worthy charity safe in the knowledge that every …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Scottish National Party: 5
Conservative: 3
Labour: 3
Plaid Cymru: 1
13 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

CLIMATE, NATURE AND GROWTH

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House welcomes the publication of the UN’s first global assessment of the state of the world’s nature for nearly 15 years; notes its conclusions that 75 per cent of all land and almost half of all marine and water ecosystems have now been seriously altered by humans, and …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Scottish National Party: 4
Conservative: 2
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
13 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

IR35 OFF-PAYROLL TAX EXTENSION TO PRIVATE SECTOR

Tabled by: Ged Killen (Labour (Co-op) - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
That this House notes with concern HM Treasury’s plans to extend the off-payroll (IR35) changes to the private sector; believes that this could damage the UK’s flexible workforce, reducing avenues for work and harm the economy; further notes that the extension could force thousands of contractors into false-employment, potentially costing …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Conservative: 7
Liberal Democrat: 5
Scottish National Party: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
29 Apr 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

FRIENDSHIP DAY

Tabled by: Catherine West (Labour - Hornsey and Wood Green)
That this House recognises the work of Friendship Global based in Noel Park, Haringey in seeking to create a better and more peaceful world and promote friendships locally and internationally; notes their wish to officially mark 29 April as National / International Friendship Day; further notes the benefit of diverse …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Conservative: 1
23 Apr 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

TACKLING ISLAMOPHOBIA AND RELIGIOUS HATE CRIMES

Tabled by: Catherine West (Labour - Hornsey and Wood Green)
That this House remains deeply concerned by the rise of Islamophobia and other hate crimes within communities; stands in solidarity with the victims of such crimes and with the wider Muslim community in both the London Borough of Haringey and across the UK; supports the Metropolitan Police in their actions …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Independent: 2
Conservative: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
17 Dec 2018
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

PLASTIC-FREE COMMUNITIES

Tabled by: Catherine West (Labour - Hornsey and Wood Green)
That this House notes that more than 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced globally each year, the equivalent to the weight of the world’s entire population; further notes that more than 12 million tonnes of plastic end up in our seas and oceans; highlights the urgent need for more …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 9
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
2 Jul 2018
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

QUALIFICATION OF WOMEN ACT 1918

Tabled by: Catherine West (Labour - Hornsey and Wood Green)
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 …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Scottish National Party: 10
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
25 Oct 2017
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

INDEFINITE DETENTION

Tabled by: Catherine West (Labour - Hornsey and Wood Green)
That this House is deeply concerned that the UK detains people indefinitely under immigration rules, is the only country in Europe without a time limit on detention and that people can be detained for months and years on end without knowing when they will be released; notes that in the …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 19
Scottish National Party: 13
Liberal Democrat: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
21 Jun 2017
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 25th July 2019

CLOSURE OF TESCO ENGAGEMENT CENTRE IN CARDIFF

Tabled by: Anna McMorrin (Labour - Cardiff North)
That this House notes the devastating impact of today's shock announcement by Tesco to close its Customer Engagement Centre in Maes-Y-Coed Road, Cardiff with up to 1100 job losses; recognises that the centre has been part of the local economy for many years and has a highly skilled, highly motivated …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Scottish National Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
23 Jul 2019
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JAN McGLASHEN

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House recognises the 33 years of dedicated service by Jan McGlashen to the learning community of Kilpatrick School, a specialist establishment providing education from birth to 18 years of age for 158 children and young people with additional support needs and Kilpatrick Early Years Service which offers sessions …
6 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 3
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
23 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th July 2019

PROROGATION

Tabled by: Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that this Parliament be not prorogued before Friday 8 November 2019.
87 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Labour: 32
Liberal Democrat: 16
Independent: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
23 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th July 2019

Social Security

Tabled by: Jeremy Corbyn (Labour - Islington North)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1152), dated 18 July 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 22 July 2019, be annulled.
15 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
23 Jul 2019
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UNIVERSAL CREDIT AND HOSPITALISED CHILDREN

Tabled by: Ruth George (Labour - High Peak)
That this House recognises the enormous personal and financial pressures placed on parents when their child is seriously ill; is aware of the care that parents are required to give their children while their children are in hospital, the additional costs of transport and parking that they incur, and that …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 31
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Conservative: 1
23 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th July 2019

WELSH SPEAKERS' RIGHT TO COMMUNICATE IN THE LANGUAGE OF THEIR CHOICE AT THEIR WORKPLACE

Tabled by: Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru - Arfon)
That this House is critical of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) for prohibiting the use of Welsh language between members of staff and customers at its outlet in Bangor; calls on KFC to apologise and adopt a policy that enables Welsh speakers’ right to communicate in their language of choice; recognises …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Plaid Cymru: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
23 Jul 2019
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REGULATION OF ALL ACCOMMODATION FOR LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

Tabled by: Mohammad Yasin (Labour - Bedford)
That this House notes that over 5,000 looked-after children in England are living in 16+ supported or semi-supported accommodation; a rise of 70 per cent in a decade; further notes that the number of teenagers sent to unregulated care homes outside their home borough has doubled since 2014; is concerned …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Independent: 2
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
23 Jul 2019
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CHARITY REGULATION

Tabled by: Graham P Jones (Labour - Hyndburn)
That this House notes the exceptional contribution that charities make to the fabric of British society; acknowledges that regulation of charities is essential to ensure their high standards of operation; further notes that some charitable organisations have fallen below the standards expected of them, which brings the reputation of all …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Scottish National Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
22 Jul 2019
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STREP B AWARENESS MONTH

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes that this is Strep B Awareness Month; further notes that group B streptococcus is the most common cause of serious infection in newborn babies in the UK and is a leading cause of neonatal sepsis and meningitis; highlights that on average two babies each day in …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Conservative: 3
Independent: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
22 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th July 2019

SUDAN CRISIS

Tabled by: Mr Roger Godsiff (Labour - Birmingham, Hall Green)
That this House condemns the months of chaos and bloodshed in Sudan, which have replaced the peaceful protests and jubilation following the removal of President Omar al-Bashir and his three-decade dictatorship in April; acknowledges the serious human rights violations that have arisen in recent weeks during violent clashes between protestors …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Scottish National Party: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
22 Jul 2019
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PEACEHAVEN COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Tabled by: Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Labour (Co-op) - Brighton, Kemptown)
That this House notes with concern the proposed academisation of Peacehaven Community School in Brighton, Kemptown constituency; further notes the efforts of the local community to prevent academisation; applauds the work of the GMB and NEU trade unions in supporting the local community; urges Lewes District Council to intervene and …
5 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
22 Jul 2019
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MOULSECOOMB PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tabled by: Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Labour (Co-op) - Brighton, Kemptown)
That this House notes with concern the proposed academisation of Moulsecoomb Primary School in Brighton, Kemptown constituency; further notes the efforts of the local community to prevent academisation; applauds the work of the GMB and NEU trade unions in supporting the local community; commends Brighton and Hove City Council for …
4 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
18 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th July 2019

MANIFESTO FOR RADIOTHERAPY

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House welcomes the Manifesto for Radiotherapy; recognises that one in two people will develop cancer in their lifetime; further recognises that although needed in over 50 per cent of cases, access to radiotherapy in England varies from 25 per cent to 49 per cent depending on the region, …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 23
Liberal Democrat: 4
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Scottish National Party: 1
11 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th July 2019

SYRIAN REFUGEES IN LEBANON

Tabled by: Christine Jardine (Liberal Democrat - Edinburgh West)
That this House recognises that there are around one million Syrian Refugees in Lebanon; condemns the policies of the Lebanese Government to demolish Syrian refugee camps; notes that the deadline issued by the Lebanese government has passed meaning that the army has now begun to use bulldozers to demolish the …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Scottish National Party: 4
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
21 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th July 2019

SHORTAGE OF PUBLIC LAVATORIES

Tabled by: Rosie Cooper (Labour - West Lancashire)
That this House expresses concern that public lavatory budgets have been cut by more than £26 million in the last five years; notes that this has seen public toilet numbers fall by 13 per cent nationally, with countryside areas disproportionately affected; recognises that this is particularly difficult for individuals who …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
16 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th July 2019

PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Tabled by: Sir David Crausby (Labour - Bolton North East)
That this House recognises the strain placed on community mental health services as demand for care outstrips capacity; is concerned that due to the complexity of the application system for personal independence payment (PIP) many people with mental health conditions depend on the support of mental health workers to complete …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Scottish National Party: 8
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
15 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th July 2019

WELSH MUSIC STREAMING SERVICES

Tabled by: Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
That this House congratulates young Welsh rock duo Alffa on reaching over 2.8 million streams of their song Gwenwyn on Spotify; notes that this is the first ever Welsh language song to reach over one million streams; acknowledges the rising popularity of music streaming services and Welsh language music; commends …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
16 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th July 2019

BRIDGE INN BEST PUB GRUB AWARD

Tabled by: Christine Jardine (Liberal Democrat - Edinburgh West)
That this House congratulates the Bridge Inn at Ratho on being awarded the best pub grub honour at this year’s Edinburgh Restaurant Awards; understands that the award is testament to the hard work of the staff at the Bridge Inn for their efforts in providing excellent food, a welcoming atmosphere …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 1
Labour: 1
17 Jul 2019
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A VOICE OF LABOUR IN UKRAINE'S ELECTIONS

Tabled by: Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Labour (Co-op) - Brighton, Kemptown)
That this House welcomes the progress made by Ukraine in its democratic development with the conduct of further elections to the Ukrainian Parliament on 21 July 2019; notes however that the big business power of the oligarchs remains the dominant influence on the politics and economy of Ukraine; welcomes efforts …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
18 Jul 2019
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SOLIDARITY WITH CONGRESSWOMEN OF COLOUR

Tabled by: Ruth Jones (Labour - Newport West)
That this House endorses the letter of support put together by the Hope Not Hate campaign expressing solidarity with, and for, Representative Rashida Tlaib, Representative Ilhan Omar, Representative Ayanna Pressley and Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez; condemns without equivocation the inflammatory, hurtful and racist comments from the President of the United …
70 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 44
Scottish National Party: 13
Independent: 5
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
17 Jul 2019
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RECOGNITION OF SOMALILAND INDEPENDENCE

Tabled by: Stephen Doughty (Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth)
That this House notes the strong historical ties between Somaliland and the UK; congratulates the people of Somaliland on the 59th Anniversary of Somaliland’s independence as a British protectorate; recognises the 1991 declaration of independence from Somalia; applauds the cities and boroughs across the UK including Cardiff, Sheffield, Tower Hamlets …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 4
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
17 Jul 2019
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EQUALITY FOR DISABLED STAFF AND STUDENTS IN UK EDUCATION

Tabled by: Emma Hardy (Labour - Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle)
That this House recognises the serious challenges and barriers faced by disabled people working in education as revealed by the University and College Union’s survey of its 2,200 members who identify as disabled; pledges its support to enabling positive change, dismantling barriers and improving working conditions for all those with …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Aug 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Independent: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Green Party: 1
17 Jul 2019
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PROVISION IN SCHOOLS FOR CHILDREN WITH BOWEL AND BLADDER PROBLEMS

Tabled by: Rosie Cooper (Labour - West Lancashire)
This House notes that an estimated 900,000 pupils in the UK aged between five and 19 suffer from bowel and bladder problems such as bedwetting, constipation and soiling; observes that a recent study by YouGov found that among children aged 11 to 16 who experience such conditions, 30 per cent …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
16 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

OUTGOING HIGH COMMISSIONER OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS

Tabled by: Catherine West (Labour - Hornsey and Wood Green)
That this House commends the work of the outgoing High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to the UK, His Excellency Mr Euripides L Evriviades, who has played a significant part in enhancing relations between the two countries through bilateral and regional co-operation, including fostering a closer relationship between the …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Scottish National Party: 3
Independent: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
16 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

FARM SAFETY WEEK

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House congratulates the NFU and the UFU on their Farm Safety Week; notes that the NFU is encouraging farmers to outline how safety improvements have been made on the farm and, more importantly, the inspiration behind them; further notes the work that is being done to highlight mental …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Conservative: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
15 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

ENGLAND CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019 CHAMPIONS

Tabled by: Jo Stevens (Labour - Cardiff Central)
That this House applauds the victory by the men's England and Wales cricket team at the final of the lnternational Cricket Council's World Cup held at Lords; notes that it is the first men's England cricket team to win an ICC World Cup in any format; congratulates the team on …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 30
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Independent: 1
15 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

HEALTH WORKERS IN GAZA

Tabled by: Alex Sobel (Labour (Co-op) - Leeds North West)
That this House condemns the killing of healthcare workers in Gaza and in particular the recent killing of Gaza paramedic Mohammed al-Jedaili, the fifth Palestinian health worker to be killed by Israeli forces in just over a year; notes that according to the World Health Organisation more than 750 health …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 19
Scottish National Party: 4
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
15 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL WORLD CUP FINAL

Tabled by: Gareth Snell (Labour (Co-op) - Stoke-on-Trent Central)
That this House notes the sensational International Cricket Council World Cup Final on 14 July 2019; congratulates the England men’s cricket team on joining their female counterparts in winning the Cricket World Cup; believes that it is imperative that this inspirational success is used to encourage a new generation of …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Liberal Democrat: 3
Conservative: 3
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
10 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

SIR KIM DARROCH

Tabled by: Wes Streeting (Labour - Ilford North)
That this House recognises and appreciates the outstanding contribution to public life given by Sir Kim Darroch, lately Her Majesty's Ambassador to the United States of America; condemns the leak of secret diplomatic cables that have precipitated Sir Kim Darroch's resignation from his post in Washington D.C.; demands that every …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Scottish National Party: 4
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
8 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

WHITE HOUSE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE PLAN

Tabled by: Alex Sobel (Labour (Co-op) - Leeds North West)
That this House condemns the US negotiated Economic Plan for Palestinian Development; notes that the plan doesn't lift the security measures in place preventing freedom of movement or guarantee return of land annexed by Israel; and is concerned that the political plan being drawn up in Washington DC will attach …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
27 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

ORANGUTAN APPEAL UK

Tabled by: Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
That this House acknowledges the extraordinary and invaluable work undertaken by Orangutan Appeal UK and Chairperson and Founder Susan Sheward MBE; welcomes the close co-operation of the charity with the Sabah Wildlife Department in Malaysian Borneo for the last 19 years; commends them for providing support and raising worldwide awareness …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Conservative: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
24 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

DR JENNIFER GARDEN

Tabled by: Ian Murray (Labour - Edinburgh South)
That this House congratulates Dr Jennifer Garden of Edinburgh South on being awarded a £15,000 Fellowship at the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK and Ireland awards in Parliament; acknowledges that her research on finding sustainable alternatives for conventional polymers can play a vital role in tackling the growing environmental …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Scottish National Party: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
20 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

NAZANIN ZAGHARI-RATCLIFFE (No. 2)

Tabled by: Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat - Carshalton and Wallington)
That this House strongly condemns the Iranian Government for continuing to hold Ms Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a dual British-Iranian national, in arbitrary detention and calls for her immediate release; expresses dismay that Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained for over three years; supports Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her husband Richard Ratcliffe as they …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Liberal Democrat: 9
Scottish National Party: 9
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
20 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

CONGRATULATING FATHER PATRICK HENNESSY ON 50 YEARS IN THE PRIESTHOOD

Tabled by: Ged Killen (Labour (Co-op) - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
That this House congratulates Father Patrick Hennessy on achieving his golden jubilee following 50 years of dedication to the priesthood; notes that Father Hennessy’s first appointment was to St Columbkille’s Parish in 1969; congratulates Father Hennessy on 50 years of unwavering service that has seen him work across Scotland and …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 4
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19 Jun 2019
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NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAMME

Tabled by: Emma Hardy (Labour - Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle)
That this House commends the progress achieved to date by the National School Breakfast Programme which has, with funding from the Department for Education, partnered with over 1775 schools to provide nutritious breakfasts to an estimated 280,000 children each school day; notes with concern that current funding for the National …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 25
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
18 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

UNICEF SOCCER AID

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House congratulates all those involved in the 12th year of Soccer Aid; notes the fact that £30 million has been raised since the first match; thanks all the players who have given their time and energy to this worthy cause that provides vaccination, pre-school in a box and …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Scottish National Party: 4
Conservative: 2
13 Jun 2019
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COUNCIL OF EUROPE YOUTH AND EDUCATION

Tabled by: Ruth George (Labour - High Peak)
That this House recognises that the Council of Europe through its youth centres and European Youth Foundation has for many years made a major contribution to the education and development of the UK's young people, providing a whole field of education for democracy and human rights, for holocaust remembrance and …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Scottish National Party: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
12 Jun 2019
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NORTHERN IRELAND NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM

Tabled by: Mr Gregory Campbell (Democratic Unionist Party - East Londonderry)
That this House notes the upcoming qualifying group games for the UEFA European Championship 2020; expresses the hope that nations such as Germany and Holland, regarded as among the best in the world, will do their best to keep up with Northern Ireland who lead their group, winning all four …
5 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Labour: 1
11 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

HEALTHY START SCHEME AWARENESS

Tabled by: Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)
That this House notes that almost half of people eligible for Healthy Start Vouchers which provide healthy food and vitamins to pregnant women and young children are not receiving them; and therefore calls on the Government to take urgent steps to increase the uptake of this important scheme to ensure …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
11 Jun 2019
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4J STUDIOS EAST LINTON OFFICE AND MINECRAFT SUCCESS

Tabled by: Martin Whitfield (Labour - East Lothian)
That this House congratulates the staff at the 4J Studios office in East Linton on their crucial role in developing Minecraft, which recently became the best selling video game of all time, for games consoles; welcomes the fact that a games company with a studio located in an East Lothian …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 4
Scottish National Party: 4
10 Jun 2019
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SIR GEORGE HAMILTON QPM

Tabled by: Conor McGinn (Labour - St Helens North)
That this House congratulates Sir George Hamilton QPM on his recognition in the Birthday Honours List; notes that he will retire as Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) at the end of this month; expresses its gratitude to him for over three decades of policing and …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
5 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

SPORT AND FREE TO AIR TV

Tabled by: John Grogan (Labour - Keighley)
That this House celebrates a successful start to the summer of sport but regrets that a lot of sport is broadcast on subscription TV which is unavailable live to most people in the UK; notes that the European Nations Football League finals is available free to air in three of …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Scottish National Party: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
4 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

ROLE OF POST OFFICES IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House believes that post offices play an important role in our communities and for small businesses and that the resilience of the post office network should be actively protected, with particular priority given to rural services; notes the findings of a survey by the National Federation of Sub …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Scottish National Party: 12
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
15 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Monday 15th July 2019

CRICKET AND FOOTBALL WORLD CUPS AND FREE TO AIR TV (No. 2)

Tabled by: John Grogan (Labour - Keighley)
That this House expresses delight that at its peak 7.9 million people watched the final of the cricket World Cup on Channel 4 and Sky whilst coverage of the Women's Football World Cup Finals on BBC TV attracted audiences of over 11 million; considers that these events will have inspired …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 21
Conservative: 3
Independent: 3
Scottish National Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
10 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Monday 15th July 2019

2019 ITUC GLOBAL RIGHTS INDEX UK RATING

Tabled by: Faisal Rashid (Labour - Warrington South)
That this House notes the UK is rated by the International Trade Union Confederation Global Rights Index as a Regular Violator of Rights, category three, which is among the worst in Europe; expresses grave concern at the finding that the Government and employers are regularly violating workers' rights or failing …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 18
Scottish National Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
9 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 10th July 2019

LOCAL WELFARE ASSISTANCE SCHEMES

Tabled by: Mr Jim Cunningham (Labour - Coventry South)
That this House recognises the benefit of Local Welfare Assistance Schemes for people in need; notes the help they have provided to people in urgent need following an emergency or unforeseen event; regrets the decision by the 2013 Government to devolve responsibility to local councils and to stop providing a …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
8 Jul 2019
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DEANBURN PRIMARY SCHOOL - SEND MY FRIEND TO SCHOOL - UNLOCK EDUCATION CAMPAIGN

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House commends Deanburn Primary School in Bo’ness for their work over the years, which this year concerns the 262 million children worldwide that are missing out on an education; recognises the efforts of the children that have been taking part in the Send My Friend to School Unlock …
6 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
8 Jul 2019
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SARAH EVERETT - PATIENT'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER OF RCNI AWARDS 2019

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House congratulates Sarah Everett, a practice sister at Govan Health Centre in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for winning the Patient’s Choice Award at the 32nd Annual RCNI Nurse Awards on 3 July 2019 at a glittering ceremony at the Westminster Park Plaza in London; recognises the award …
6 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 1
8 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th July 2019

MEN ACWY VACCINATION PROGRAMME

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes the vaccination programme Men ACWY campaign run by Meningitis Now to promote the free vaccination available on catch up to those up to the age of 25; further notes that there are over 1 million young people who are eligible for the free vaccination that have …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Democratic Unionist Party: 9
Labour: 4
Conservative: 3
Independent: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
4 Jul 2019
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FOOTBALL AND CRICKET WORLD CUPS AND FREE TO AIR TV

Tabled by: John Grogan (Labour - Keighley)
That this House applauds the coverage of the Women's Football World Cup Finals on BBC TV which has attracted audiences of over 11 million and has inspired a generation of girls and boys across the land; believes that the finals should now be made a listed event just like the …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Conservative: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
3 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th July 2019

OUTSOURCED CATERING STAFF AND LOW PAY ON LNER

Tabled by: Ian Mearns (Labour - Gateshead)
That this House is concerned that outsourced catering staff who work for Rail Gourmet on the East Coast Mainline are being paid less than the Living Wage Foundation rate of £9 per hour, in spite of the fact that the latest accounts show the company made profits in excess of …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
3 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th July 2019

COST OF SCHOOL UNIFORMS

Tabled by: Ms Lisa Forbes (Labour - Peterborough)
That this House notes that a full school uniform can now cost hundreds of pounds, with costs continuing to rise; further notes that the Government has not issued the statutory guidance on school uniforms that was announced in 2015; is deeply concerned by the increasing financial pressure on parents caused …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Scottish National Party: 1
27 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th July 2019

GLOBAL POLIO ERADICATION INITIATIVE

Tabled by: Jeremy Lefroy (Conservative - Stafford)
That this House recognizes that the world has nearly eliminated polio thanks to dedicated healthworkers who are committed to immunizing every last child, as well as the tireless efforts of Rotary and other civil society volunteers to raise funds and awareness to end polio; and calls for full political and …
60 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 25
Conservative: 14
Independent: 5
Scottish National Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
24 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th July 2019

HOMES NOT HOSPITALS

Tabled by: Helen Hayes (Labour - Dulwich and West Norwood)
That this House recognises the inadequacy of in-patient settings for autistic people and people with learning disability; condemns the appalling abuse that was uncovered at Whorlton Hall Hospital by BBC Panorama; notes with concern that this took place eight years after a similar scandal at Winterbourne View; further notes the …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Conservative: 4
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
1 Jul 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 3rd July 2019

CHILDREN’S CANCER SERVICES IN SOUTH LONDON AND THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES (No. 2)

Tabled by: Janet Daby (Labour - Lewisham East)
That this House welcomes the appointment of Professor Sir Mike Richards CBE to review Children’s Cancer Services in South London and the southern counties following reports in the Health Service Journal of service failures caused by the lack of paediatric intensive care facilities at the Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust; …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
25 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Thursday 27th June 2019

PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION'S CAMPAIGN AXE THE READING TAX

Tabled by: Neil Coyle (Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark)
That this House praises the fact that printed books, magazines and newspapers have been VAT exempt ever since the UK’s VAT regime was established in the 1970s to protect the accessibility of reading materials and the intrinsic value of reading and knowledge; notes that this principle should also apply to …
66 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 32
Scottish National Party: 14
Conservative: 8
Liberal Democrat: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
20 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 26th June 2019

WOMEN'S CENTRES

Tabled by: Kate Green (Labour - Stretford and Urmston)
That this House recognises the importance of specialist women's centres which provide holistic support to women affected by the criminal justice system; highlights the importance of adequately funding the network of women's centres in order to achieve the aims of the Female Offender Strategy; notes that HM Treasury received £80 …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 33
Liberal Democrat: 4
Independent: 4
Scottish National Party: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
24 Jun 2019
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CHILDREN'S HOSPICE WEEK 2019

Tabled by: Catherine McKinnell (Labour - Newcastle upon Tyne North)
That this House notes Children's Hospice Week 2019 from 17 to 23 June; recognises that children's hospice services across the UK support thousands of seriously ill babies, children and young people; is worried by Together for Short Lives's recent finding that NHS and local council cuts to children's hospice funding …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 27
Conservative: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
13 Mar 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Monday 24th June 2019

STAFF OUR STATIONS (SOS) CAMPAIGN

Tabled by: Ian Mearns (Labour - Gateshead)
That this House pays tribute to station staff on both the Mainline Railway and London Underground and the vital role that they play in helping to deliver a safe, secure and accessible railway; notes that station staff assist with train despatch and safety at the platform-train interface, preventing suicides, helping …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Independent: 3
Green Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
22 Feb 2018
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Monday 24th June 2019

BIRDS REARED IN CAGES TO BE SHOT FOR SPORT

Tabled by: Mr Roger Godsiff (Labour - Birmingham, Hall Green)
That this House notes with concern that every year some 50 million pheasants and partridges are mass-produced to be shot for so-called sport, and that a large number of the breeding birds are confined for the whole of their productive lives in unnatural, unpleasant, crowded metal battery units, known in …
121 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Aug 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 70
Scottish National Party: 23
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
19 Jun 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Friday 21st June 2019

HART INQUIRY INTO HISTORICAL INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Tabled by: Maria Caulfield (Conservative - Lewes)
That this House agrees with the recommendations of the Hart Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse in Northern Ireland; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals to implement those recommendations.
24 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
11 Dec 2018
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Friday 21st June 2019

WATER POLLUTION IN NORTHERN SRI LANKA

Tabled by: Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat - Carshalton and Wallington)
That this House expresses concern regarding water quality in northern Sri Lanka; is concerned by reports stating that the Sri Lankan Government refused to allow independent assessments of water quality in the region; notes that the consumption or use of water contaminated by waste oil has been linked to many …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 21
Scottish National Party: 7
Liberal Democrat: 6
Independent: 6
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
26 Feb 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Friday 7th June 2019

USE OF ANIMALS FOR WARFARE EXPERIMENTS

Tabled by: Sir David Amess (Conservative - Southend West)
That this House notes with concern that, each year, thousands of animals of various species including monkeys, mice, pigs and guinea pigs, are experimented upon using chemical, biological and other weapons, causing prolonged and extensive suffering; notes that, whilst these experiments are not conducted to develop or test offensive weapons, …
103 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 52
Scottish National Party: 26
Liberal Democrat: 8
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
1 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 29th May 2019

DIFFUSE INTRINSIC PONTINE GLIOMA AWARENESS DAY 17 MAY

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House recognises that diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is the second most common type of primary, high-grade brain tumour in children and affects around 40 children in the UK each year; further recognises that early DIPG symptoms include vision issues, partial facial paralysis, balance problems and frequent headaches …
64 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Labour: 22
Conservative: 5
Independent: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
8 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 15th May 2019

STATE-FUNDED LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR VICTIMS OF TERRORISM

Tabled by: Stephen Lloyd (Liberal Democrat - Eastbourne)
That this House expresses concern that victims of terrorist atrocities are not automatically eligible for legal aid; regrets that a recently published government review rejected introducing automatic non-means-tested legal aid funding to bereaved families after a state-related death; notes that state organisations involved in deaths from terrorist attacks have access …
81 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 42
Conservative: 9
Liberal Democrat: 8
Independent: 8
Scottish National Party: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
13 Mar 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 15th May 2019

UK-WIDE CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes the stark warning from the world’s scientific community that there are just 12 years left to prevent 1.5 degrees warming; further notes that warming beyond 1.5 degrees represents a threat to the future of humanity, and that even warming limited to that level will wreak havoc …
107 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 72
Liberal Democrat: 11
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 7
Conservative: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
26 Mar 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Monday 13th May 2019

INCLUSIVE PEACE AND PROTECTION OF DEFENDERS IN COLOMBIA

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House encourages further steps to be taken to ensure the full and effective implementation of the Peace Accord between the Colombian Government and the FARC signed in November 2016, including its gender-based agreements and prioritisation of victims' rights; recognises the vital role of civil society organisations and human …
86 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 33
Scottish National Party: 25
Liberal Democrat: 10
Conservative: 7
Independent: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
2 May 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 8th May 2019

DEMENTIA FUND

Tabled by: Debbie Abrahams (Labour - Oldham East and Saddleworth)
That this House notes that an estimated 60 per cent of recipients of homecare and 70 per cent of care home residents live with dementia; acknowledges that dementia is a condition caused by diseases of the brain with complex support needs that should be met by the NHS, like any …
112 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 70
Conservative: 13
Liberal Democrat: 9
Independent: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
2 May 2019
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GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY BUFFET CAR

Tabled by: Jo Stevens (Labour - Cardiff Central)
That this House regrets that Great Western Railway has removed the buffet car from all of its new Intercity Express Trains, servicing long distance journeys such as London to Cornwall; notes that the buffet car provides passengers with proper catering options and a point of safety and contact with staff; …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jun 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
30 Apr 2019
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FIRE SAFETY AND SCHOOL NOTICE BOARDS

Tabled by: Dr David Drew (Labour (Co-op) - Stroud)
That this House notes with concern that a significant proportion of notice boards installed in school classrooms do not comply with current fire standards; is alarmed that in many instances notice boards are installed from an imported product currently marketed as being suitable for the manufacture of firelighters; notes that …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 16 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Conservative: 5
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
23 Apr 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 30th April 2019

PROVIDING FINANCIAL RESTITUTION TO 1950s WOMEN

Tabled by: Anna McMorrin (Labour - Cardiff North)
That this House welcomes the positive interventions from many hon. Members from across the House on behalf of women born in the 1950s who have lost their pensions; welcomes the equalisation of retirement ages between women and men; recalls that women born in the 1950s were subject to discriminatory employment …
225 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 135
Scottish National Party: 24
Conservative: 24
Liberal Democrat: 15
Independent: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 10
Plaid Cymru: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
23 Apr 2019
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PROPOSED STATE VISIT BY DONALD TRUMP

Tabled by: Stephen Doughty (Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth)
That this House deplores the record of US President Donald Trump, including his misogynism, racism and xenophobia; condemns his previous comments on women, refugees and torture; further condemns his lack of action on climate change and failure to support the Paris Climate Change Deal; further deplores his sharing of online …
106 signatures
(Most recent: 16 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 75
Scottish National Party: 15
Liberal Democrat: 8
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
8 Apr 2019
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

FAIR PRICING FOR MEDICINES

Tabled by: Stephen Doughty (Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth)
That this House notes with deep concern that the issue of excessively high medicine prices and systemic lack of transparency in the Research & Development (R&D) system is a global crisis; further notes that the second Fair Pricing Forum will take place in April 2019 presenting a critical opportunity for …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 27
Conservative: 3
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1