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Monday, November 06, 2006

EDM: Cross-party support for the Ban The Bulb campaign
The Early Day Motion which my local Member of Parliament, Dr Evan Harris, proposed in support of the Ban The Bulb campaign has now been signed by 42 MPs from 7 political parties.

At present the EDM's signatories include:

Conservative Party: Derek Conway, Bob Spink + Edward Vaizey

Democratic Unionist Party: Dr William McCrea, Iris Robinson + David Simpson

Labour Party: Martin Caton, Jeremy Corbyn, Ann Cryer, Janet Dean, David Drew, Jeff Ennis, Bill Etherington, Paul Flynn, Kelvin Hopkins, Brian Jenkins, Lynne Jones, John McDonnell, Jim McGovern, Martin Salter, Alan Simpson, Rudi Vis + Betty Williams

Liberal Democrats: Tom Brake, Colin Breed, Annette Brooke, Edward Davey, Timothy Farron, Lynne Featherstone, Evan Harris, John Hemming, Paul Holmes, Paul Keetch, John Leech, Paul Rowen, Andrew Stunell, Mark Williams, Stephen Williams + Phil Willis

Plaid Cymru: Hywel Williams

Scottish National Party: Mike Weir and

Social Democratic + Labour Party: Mark Durkan.

Please use the They Work For You website if you would like to write to your MP in order to thank them for supporting this campaign or to encourage them to add their name to this list of supporters.

This story has been reported in The Daily Mail, The Mirror + The Oxford Mail.

EDM 2656: That this House notes the problems caused by increasing energy demands, including rising energy costs, reduced energy security and climate change; recognises that improved energy efficiency is the cheapest way for the UK to reduce energy demand and carbon dioxide emissions; welcomes the Ban the Bulb campaign, which aims to increase the use of compact fluorescent light bulbs; and calls on the Government to help main-stream energy efficient lifestyles by granting energy saving goods and services the same 5 per cent. VAT rate as condoms, strengthening UK building regulations and making energy efficiency a key criteria in all Government procurement.

Update: 13 Nov : Two more MPs have signed up!

Liberal Democrats: Martin Horwood + Greg Mulholland