Tag Archives: Early Day Motion

Some MPs ignore Motions while others promote them


It is always interesting to discover actions that MPs could work on together in the House of Commons to raise high profile themes. A few weeks ago, Caroline Lucas of Brighton Pavilion promoted the 90th Anniversary of Right to Roam … Continue reading

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Ed sets out a lack of confidence in the Prime Minister


Yesterday in the Early Day Motion system Ed Davey set out his view about Boris Johnson. Ed has written several EDMs since the last General Election and he has signed many more. This EDM was co-signed by 10 more Liberal … Continue reading

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Parliament please Access the Outdoors Commission


On Thursday our MP asked a question about an event that will take place tomorrow. Sadly the answer was inadequate. Perhaps even more disappointing there has so far only been 27 MPs that have signed the Early Day Motion on … Continue reading

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Are Early Day Motions a waste of money & time or a vital facility?


Back at the end of last year I wrote a piece about a couple of EDM’s that had been submitted into the Parliamentary arrangements within a few minutes of the New Government being set up. However there must be a … Continue reading

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#EDM747 and why it matters to all of us


I first wrote about Early Day Motion 747 at the end of 2012, you can read that blog here. The EDM is a simple request by back bench MPs asking the Government to repay its debt to the Big Lottery Fund. According to … Continue reading

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Ring out, wild bells


Just over 160 years ago Tennyson published a poem which has become something of a staple for many at this time of year. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, … Continue reading

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