NEW Early Day Motion has been tabled for Civility & Respect – MPs urged to sign again

1 December 2022

Dr Julian Lewis, MP for New Forest East, has tabled a NEW early day motion (EDM) calling on the government to re-visit its response to the Committee on Standards in Public Life report on local government ethical standards, including the introduction of tougher sanctions to deal with poor behaviour in local councils.

Members are being urged to contact their local MPs and encourage them to please sign this new EDM, even if they have already signed. 

What are EDMs?

EDMs are motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons for which no day has been fixed.  Whilst few are debated, many attract a great deal of public interest and media coverage.

They are used to put on record the views of individual MPs or to draw attention to specific events or campaigns.  By attracting the signatures of other MPs, they can be used to demonstrate the level of parliamentary support for a particular cause or point of view.

What can you do?

The more MP’s who support this EDM, the more likely it is to get discussed in parliament.  Please either table an agenda item to pass a resolution for your council to write to the local MP asking that they back this motion and have it discussed in parliament, or write to your MP as an individual.

Click here to view the EDM.

We’ve designed template letters which you can use to contact your MP on this issue. You may like to amend or personalise it with an introduction and sign off, and if appropriate the inclusion of any personal experiences will help to add context and influence.

Click here to view the template letter for clerks to MP.

Click here to view the template letter for councils to MP.

Please take the time to support us with this very important and worthwhile campaign so that we can start to make a change.

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