Andrew Bridgen's 33 Early Day Motions
Date Tabled Title Signatures
10 Jun 2020
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Thursday 11th June 2020

Judge-led public inquiry into the Horizon scandal

Tabled by: Mr Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
That this House recognises the life-changing injustices experienced by subpostmasters throughout the Horizon scandal; notes with the deepest sadness that subpostmasters have served custodial sentences and suffered bankruptcy for offences they did not commit; recognises the role of the Government in prolonging this crisis through not fulfilling their role of …
75 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 33
Labour: 24
Conservative: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Alliance: 1
19 Dec 2019
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Friday 20th December 2019

Big Ben chiming on the day of Brexit

Tabled by: Mr Mark Francois (Conservative - Rayleigh and Wickford)
That this House notes the ongoing refurbishment works on the Elizabeth Tower and the fact that during this period Big Ben currently only chimes for Remembrance Sunday and New Year's Eve; further notes that the United Kingdom will now leave the European Union at 11.00pm GMT on 31 January 2020; …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Jan 2020)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 47
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 1
4 Jun 2019
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Monday 15th July 2019

NATIONAL DAY OF COMMEMORATION FOR SERVICEMEN HELD AS PRISONERS OF WAR BY JAPAN FROM 1941 TO 1945

Tabled by: Robert Halfon (Conservative - Harlow)
That this House remembers that over 50,000 UK servicemen were held as Japanese prisoners of war from 1941-45; recognises the tragedy that over 25 per cent of these servicemen were either killed or died during captivity; further recognises the contribution of those held captive as prisoners of war to our …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Conservative: 6
Scottish National Party: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
11 Apr 2019
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Exiting the European Union

Tabled by: Sir William Cash (Conservative - Stone)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 859), dated 11 April 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 April 2019, be annulled.
82 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 72
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 2
Labour: 1
17 Oct 2018
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Wednesday 16th January 2019

THE MISSELLING OF TIMESHARES

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House is concerned that the sale of membership of timeshare schemes and products often involves practices which are psychologically manipulative, use misleading information and unfairly exploit vulnerable, often elderly, consumers, leading to those consumers taking out very expensive borrowing commitments which they cannot afford; notes that the sale …
61 signatures
(Most recent: 7 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 19
Scottish National Party: 19
Conservative: 10
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
9 Jan 2019
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Wednesday 9th January 2019

ADVICE ON AMENDMENTS GIVEN TO MR SPEAKER

Tabled by: David T C Davies (Conservative - Monmouth)
That this House calls on the Speaker to uphold the principle of transparency by publishing any written notes taken at the meetings he held with House of Commons officials to discuss whether to allow an amendment to be moved to the Business of the House (Section 13(1)(b) of European Union …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 7
31 Oct 2018
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Wednesday 14th November 2018

MONEY TALK WEEK

Tabled by: Mr Jim Cunningham (Labour - Coventry South)
That this House welcomes Talk Money Week, the annual opportunity to encourage the public, business, charities and educators to Talk Money and prompt the UK's biggest conversation about financial capability; notes that Talk Money Week seeks to remove the stigma around money by having open conversations that help people feel …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Dec 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 7
Conservative: 3
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
26 Mar 2018
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Wednesday 2nd May 2018

FIREFIGHTERS' MEMORIAL DAY, 4 MAY 2018

Tabled by: Jim Fitzpatrick (Labour - Poplar and Limehouse)
That this House joins with firefighters across the UK on Firefighters' Memorial Day, on 4 May 2018, remembering the bravery and sacrifice of the 2,524 colleagues who have lost their life in the line of duty; extends its sympathies, especially on this memorial day, to all the bereaved families of …
131 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 67
Scottish National Party: 19
Conservative: 18
Independent: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
Liberal Democrat: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
12 Mar 2018
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 12th March 2018

INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONDUCT OF MR SPEAKER

Tabled by: Andrew Bridgen (Conservative - North West Leicestershire)
That this House calls for an independent investigation into the allegations of bullying made against Mr Speaker.
2 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Mar 2018)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 2
1 Dec 2017
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Monday 11th December 2017

LEASEHOLD RESTRICTIONS ON FREEHOLDS

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House is deeply concerned that new build houses are sold as freehold but have leasehold terms, also known as, fleecehold attached in the form of charges, including restrictive covenants on the need to apply for permission and pay a charge for any alterations and extensions, changes that fall …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Scottish National Party: 4
Conservative: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
14 Nov 2017
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Monday 4th December 2017

RIGHT OF ABODE FOR FORMER BRITISH-HONG KONG SERVICEMEN

Tabled by: Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
That this House recognises the enormous contribution to Britain of the former Hong Kong armed forces from 1857 until 1997; believes that those remaining soldiers of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps and the Hong Kong Royal Naval Service who did not receive a UK passport following the handover of …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Conservative: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Scottish National Party: 4
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
6 Nov 2017
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Tuesday 7th November 2017

CENTENARY OF THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION

Tabled by: Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
That this House notes, with great regret, that 7 November 2017 marks 100 years since Russia's Bolshevik Revolution which subsequently demonstrated, time and again, that Communism is a murderous political ideology, incompatible with liberty, self-government and the dignity of human beings, and injurious to the national, ethnic and religious traditions …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Nov 2017)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 1
9 Feb 2017
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 20th February 2017

NO CONFIDENCE IN THE SPEAKER

Tabled by: James Duddridge (Conservative - Rochford and Southend East)
That this House has no confidence in Mr Speaker.
5 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Feb 2017)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 5
19 Jan 2017
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Monday 23rd January 2017

DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH ARMENIA

Tabled by: Stephen Pound (Labour - Ealing North)
That this House marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the UK and the Republic of Armenia, and commends the choice made by the people of Armenia when they declared independence from the then Soviet Union; supports the government and people of Armenia in their promotion …
63 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 27
Scottish National Party: 13
Conservative: 7
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
8 Nov 2016
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Thursday 24th November 2016

TRIGGERING OF ARTICLE 50

Tabled by: John Penrose (Conservative - Weston-super-Mare)
That this House supports the triggering of Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union according to the Government's timetable.
40 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 31
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 2
13 Sep 2016
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Tuesday 11th October 2016

DEATH OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN IRAN IN 1988

Tabled by: Sir David Amess (Conservative - Southend West)
That this House notes that the audio file of Ayatollah Montrazeri, former heir to Khomeini, in 1988, reveals new evidence about the massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners in Iran's prisons in the summer of 1988 including women and children and all political prisoners who supported the opposition movement …
80 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 28
Conservative: 13
Scottish National Party: 10
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
26 May 2016
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Monday 13th June 2016

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Tabled by: Mrs Anne Main (Conservative - St Albans)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 507), dated 18 April 2016, a copy of which was laid before this House on 22 April 2016 in the last Session of Parliament, be annulled.
10 signatures
(Most recent: 14 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 1
23 May 2016
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Wednesday 8th June 2016

FIXED-ODDS BETTING TERMINALS

Tabled by: Carolyn Harris (Labour - Swansea East)
That this House welcomes the creation of the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals All-Party Parliamentary Group; acknowledges that there has been a widespread proliferation in the number of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) since the Gambling Act was passed in 2005; notes that more can and should be done by all stakeholders …
85 signatures
(Most recent: 31 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 6
Conservative: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
24 May 2016
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Tuesday 24th May 2016

RIGHT OF ABODE FOR FORMER BRITISH-HONG KONG SERVICEMEN

Tabled by: Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
That this House recognises the enormous contribution to Britain of the former Hong Kong armed forces from 1857 until 1997; believes that those remaining soldiers of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps and the Hong Kong Royal Naval Service who did not receive a UK passport following the handover of …
94 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Labour: 22
Conservative: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 6
Liberal Democrat: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
18 May 2016
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Monday 23rd May 2016

BRITISH LECTURERS IN ITALY

Tabled by: Roger Mullin ( - )
That this House notes that a number of cases brought before the Brescia Court of Appeal in Italy by British lecturers working in that country have been extinguished through Italy's Gelmini law; understands that these cases relate to the non-fulfilment of employment contracts; recognises that the Gelmini law provides for …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19 May 2016
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 19th May 2016

TRANSPARENCY OF PAY AT THE BBC

Tabled by: Andrew Bridgen (Conservative - North West Leicestershire)
That this House notes that the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, John Whittingdale, told Parliament that he wanted to see as much transparency as possible at the BBC and said that transparency is very important when public money is involved; has concerns that proposals outlined in the …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 3
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
13 Apr 2016
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Wednesday 20th April 2016

STOKE GIFFORD PARISH COUNCIL PARK RUN DECISION

Tabled by: Neil Gray (Scottish National Party - Airdrie and Shotts)
That this House expresses disappointment at the decision of Stoke Gifford Parish Council to begin charging Parkrun for use of its parks, becoming the first in the world to do so, effectively destroying the central ethos of Parkrun; notes that Parkrun is an organisation which provides a free, timed five …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 9 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Conservative: 5
Labour: 5
Liberal Democrat: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
18 Nov 2015
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Monday 22nd February 2016

RIGHT OF ABODE FOR FORMER BRITISH-HONG KONG SERVICEMEN

Tabled by: Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
That this House recognises the enormous contribution to Britain of the former Hong Kong Armed Forces from 1857 until 1997; believes that those remaining soldiers of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps and the Hong Kong Royal Naval Service who did not receive a UK passport following the handover of …
66 signatures
(Most recent: 14 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Scottish National Party: 13
Conservative: 9
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
6 Jan 2016
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Wednesday 13th January 2016

BEER DUTY IN THE 2016 BUDGET

Tabled by: Mr Nigel Evans (Conservative - Ribble Valley)
That this House welcomes the ending of the beer duty escalator and the impact of the unprecedented three successive beer duty cuts in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Budgets in supporting the growth of Britain's breweries and underpinning confidence in the UK's pubs; notes that this has led to an …
52 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Conservative: 16
Scottish National Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
6 Jan 2016
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Wednesday 6th January 2016

FREE SCHOOL MEAL REGISTRATION

Tabled by: Frank Field (Independent - Birkenhead)
That this House regrets that there are hungry children in this country who are entitled, but not registered, to receive free school meals; notes that, as a consequence of this under-registration, their schools miss out on Pupil Premium funding which is tied to free school meal registration; calls on the …
70 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 34
Conservative: 10
Independent: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Non-affiliated: 2
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
2 Dec 2015
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 2nd December 2015

DISRUPTIVE PASSENGERS ON AIRLINES

Tabled by: Danny Kinahan ( - )
That this House recognises the figures published earlier this year by the UK Civil Aviation Authority which show that all airlines across the UK are seeing an increase in the level of disruptive behaviour on their flights, with alcohol intake often to blame; welcomes the steps already being taken by …
6 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Dec 2015)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
4 Nov 2015
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 4th November 2015

AIR PASSENGER DUTY RATES

Tabled by: Andrew Bridgen (Conservative - North West Leicestershire)
That this House notes the Scottish Government's plans to use its additional devolved powers to reduce rates of Air Passenger Duty (APD) for passengers flying from Scottish airports by 50 per cent in the short-term, to be followed by eventual abolition; recognises that whilst UK APD is the highest tax …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 6
Labour: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Non-affiliated: 1
Independent: 1
21 Oct 2015
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Wednesday 28th October 2015

ENERGY EFFICIENCY SCHEME FOR PARK HOME RESIDENTS

Tabled by: Peter Aldous (Conservative - Waveney)
That this House notes that there are an estimated 100,000 older people living in park homes across England and Wales, with many of them on low fixed incomes; further notes that park homes can be less energy efficient than other types of homes, especially older park homes; believes that current …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Jan 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Conservative: 10
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Scottish National Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
14 Oct 2015
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Monday 19th October 2015

MENTAL HEALTH PROVISION FOR ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL AND VETERANS

Tabled by: Dr Lisa Cameron (Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House considers that comprehensive mental health service provision for armed forces personnel and veterans is essential, taking account of best practice guidance in the accessibility and delivery of both specialist and generic services; and calls for timeous access to medical and psychological therapies, prioritising the resources required for …
58 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Labour: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 4
Conservative: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
10 Sep 2015
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Monday 12th October 2015

POST OFFICE HORIZON COMPUTER SYSTEM

Tabled by: Kate Hoey (Labour - Vauxhall)
That this House notes with concern that a number of postmasters have been forced to pay back thousands of pounds, or have been prosecuted or imprisoned, solely on the basis of questionable data indicating cash shortfalls from the Post Office Horizon computer system introduced in 2000; further notes that the …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 9
Conservative: 4
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
10 Jun 2015
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Monday 12th October 2015

SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY PUBLIC HOUSES

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House recognises and values the social and economic contribution of British beer and community pubs, which support almost 900,000 jobs and contribute £22 billion to UK GDP; believes that well-run pubs are an important community meeting place and the best place to enjoy alcohol responsibly; notes that more …
148 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 61
Scottish National Party: 24
Conservative: 22
Independent: 9
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
15 Jun 2015
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 15th June 2015

VAT REDUCTION FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Tabled by: Andrew Bridgen (Conservative - North West Leicestershire)
That this House recognises that local restaurants and public houses are facing very challenging conditions in the current economy and are being put under further pressure by the rise of large supermarkets that enjoy preferential value added tax (VAT) treatment; notes that these businesses lie at the heart of their …
57 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Sep 2015)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
Conservative: 6
Labour: 5
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
27 May 2015
Andrew Bridgen signed this EDM on Monday 15th June 2015

VAT ON TOURISM

Tabled by: Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick (Non-affiliated - None)
That this House recognises the value of the tourism sector; notes that tourism-related businesses lie at the heart of the local community and economy; further notes that 25 out of 28 EU states, including the Republic of Ireland, take advantage of a reduced rate of VAT for some part of …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Conservative: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1