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EDM 210 (Early Day Motion) shared Parenting 5 years 3 months ago #54275

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Early day motion 210

Session: 2013-14
Date tabled: 10.06.2013
Primary sponsor: Galloway, George
Sponsors: Meale, Alan Campbell, Ronnie Kaufman, Gerald Godsiff, Roger Long, Naomi

That this House notes that many fathers convicted of no criminal offence have very limited access to their children as a result of decisions made by the family courts following separation or divorce; further notes that the family courts operate in conditions of secrecy in which there is a lack of public accountability for the decisions they make; believes that mothers, children and fathers all have rights in relation to family contact and access where there has been family breakdown; further believes there should not be a presumption that family breakdown is the primary responsibility of either parent; further believes that where there is palpably no threat to children from their father in the context of family breakdown, the courts should try to maximise reasonable access in the interests of the children; and calls on the Government to review the operation of the family courts in general and their decision-making in relation to fathers' access to children in the context of family breakdown in particular, taking into account the testimony of the many thousands of fathers who feel their rights are being ignored or abused in relation to their children and in particular the organisation Fathers4Justice and the 36,000 families it represents.

Signed by 104 MPs. If your MP does not feature, I highly advise that you write them a letter...

Name Party Constituency and Date Signed

Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 13.01.2014
Benton, Joe Labour Party Bootle 05.03.2014
Betts, Clive Labour Party Sheffield South East 13.09.2013
Birtwistle, Gordon Liberal Democrats Burnley 11.03.2014
Blunkett, David Labour Party Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough 17.01.2014
Brady, Graham Conservative Party Altrincham and Sale West 10.10.2013
Bridgen, Andrew Conservative Party North West Leicestershire 07.04.2014
Brown, Nicholas Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne East 22.01.2014
Bruce, Fiona Conservative Party Congleton 24.02.2014
Bruce, Malcolm Liberal Democrats Gordon 10.04.2014
Burstow, Paul Liberal Democrats Sutton and Cheam 26.03.2014
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 01.05.2014
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 12.06.2013
Clarke, Tom Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 01.04.2014
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 11.09.2013
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 22.01.2014
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 24.02.2014
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 23.01.2014
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 13.01.2014
Davies, David TC Conservative Party Monmouth 02.09.2013
Davies, Philip Conservative Party Shipley 30.10.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 25.02.2014
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 03.07.2013
Donaldson, Jeffrey Democratic Unionist Party Lagan Valley 03.07.2013
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 25.03.2014
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 13.01.2014
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 28.01.2014
Engel, Natascha Labour Party North East Derbyshire 17.07.2013
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 11.02.2014
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 05.11.2013
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 25.03.2014
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 10.06.2013
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 27.03.2014
Gilbert, Stephen Liberal Democrats St Austell and Newquay 07.01.2014
Glass, Pat Labour Party North West Durham 17.03.2014
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 18.07.2013
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 19.06.2013
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 04.07.2013
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 08.10.2013
Harris, Tom Labour Party Glasgow South 28.04.2014
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 10.03.2014
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 01.07.2013
Henderson, Gordon Conservative Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 14.01.2014
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 02.09.2013
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 06.05.2014
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 15.10.2013
Hoey, Kate Labour Party Vauxhall 18.12.2013
Horwood, Martin Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 26.06.2013
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 10.03.2014
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 31.03.2014
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 17.06.2013
Lammy, David Labour Party Tottenham 02.04.2014
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 06.03.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 13.01.2014
Leigh, Edward Conservative Party Gainsborough 21.01.2014
Leslie, Charlotte Conservative Party Bristol North West 18.07.2013
Lewis, Julian Conservative Party New Forest East 08.04.2014
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 19.06.2013
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 25.02.2014
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 09.04.2014
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 02.09.2013
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 11.02.2014
Meacher, Michael Labour Party Oldham West and Royton 27.06.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 11.06.2013
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 05.03.2014
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 13.01.2014
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 25.03.2014
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 05.02.2014
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 22.10.2013
Murphy, Paul Labour Party Torfaen 04.09.2013
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 17.12.2013
Paisley, Ian Jnr Democratic Unionist Party North Antrim 02.09.2013
Pearce, Teresa Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 22.01.2014
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 11.02.2014
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 16.12.2013
Redwood, John Conservative Party Wokingham 04.12.2013
Reid, Alan Liberal Democrats Argyll and Bute 24.02.2014
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 15.01.2014
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 09.07.2013
Rosindell, Andrew Conservative Party Romford 12.05.2014
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 11.09.2013
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 08.10.2013
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 10.07.2013
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 13.03.2014
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 02.09.2013
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 04.02.2014
Smith, Nick Labour Party Blaenau Gwent 01.04.2014
Smith, Robert Liberal Democrats West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 24.03.2014
Stephenson, Andrew Conservative Party Pendle 05.03.2014
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 13.01.2014
Swales, Ian Liberal Democrats Redcar 13.01.2014
Syms, Robert Conservative Party Poole 11.03.2014
Tami, Mark Labour Party Alyn and Deeside 20.03.2014
Thornton, Mike Liberal Democrats Eastleigh 24.06.2013
Vickers, Martin Conservative Party Cleethorpes 10.09.2013
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 12.12.2013
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 20.11.2013
Weatherley, Mike Conservative Party Hove 24.02.2014
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 11.12.2013
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 02.09.2013
Williamson, Chris Labour Party Derby North 01.04.2014
Wilson, Sammy Democratic Unionist Party East Antrim 05.07.2013
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 25.06.2013
Wright, Simon Liberal Democrats Norwich South 03.04.2014
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EDM 210 (Early Day Motion) shared Parenting 5 years 3 months ago #54276

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Nice one.....Well my local MP isnt there so a letter is in order.

Might be a daft question but what do I ask her?

Why havent you signed it. Will you sign it? etc.

Anyone got a good letter template or suggestion?



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EDM 210 (Early Day Motion) shared Parenting 5 years 3 months ago #54279

thanks so much mate. My mp is on there. Ive just sent him an email detailing my situation and asking for any help. if nothing else, I want to highlight my case with him as I pretty much fit the template of what its about and mirror what a lot of us are going through, being denied contact as much a possible by a spiteful ex whos dislike of me isn't separated from the welfare of my son.

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