Urgent: Appeal Campaign Title here about 10 words here

Apr 24th, 2010

Pledge to protect the BBC: have your candidates signed up?

By 38 Degrees team

We’ve sent over 11,000 emails to over 1,400 candidates, asking them to sign our pledge to protect the BBC.  The pledge reads:

If elected as a Member of Parliament, I pledge to:

  • Oppose the proposed closure of BBC 6Music, BBC Asian Network, the cuts to the BBC website, including the proposed redundancies and the disposal of the BBC’s magazine titles.
  • Work to ensure that the future of public sector broadcasting, is properly resourced, maintaining and strengthening investment in quality programmes.

The full list of sign-ups so far shows that we’ve already gathered significant support from all parties with one notable exception. It’s great that Gordon McCaskill, Conservative Candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, has signed up but where are his Conservative colleagues?  Mr McCaskill seems unlikely to be elected (the Conservatives came 4th in this constituency in 2005 with 8.4% of vote) which means not a single likely Conservative MP has signed up so farEmail your local candidates, including your Conservative candidate, here.

Name Constituency Party
Joanna Strathdee Aberdeen North Scottish National Party
Rhonda Reekie Aberdeen South Scottish Green Party
Mark Mcdonald Aberdeen South Scottish National Party
Tom Ross Altrincham and Sale West Labour Party
Elaine Morrison Argyll and Bute Scottish Green Party
Tim Lunnon Arundel and South Downs Labour Party
David Heyes Ashton-under-Lyne Labour Party
Brian Donohoe Ayrshire Central Labour Party
Alastair White Banbury Green Party
Layla Moran Battersea Liberal Democrats
Ann Garrett Beckenham Green Party
Ian Saunders Beverley and Holderness Labour Party
Jack Dromey Birmingham, Erdington Labour Party
Steve Mccabe Birmingham, Selly Oak Labour Party
John Hemming Birmingham, Yardley Liberal Democrats
Dave Anderson Blaydon Labour Party
Ronnie Campbell Blyth Valley Labour Party
Rachel Mann Bolton West Green Party
Paul Kenny Boston and Skegness Labour Party
Michael Mullaney Bosworth Liberal Democrats
Sharon Carr-Brown Bournemouth West Labour Party
Terry Rooney Bradford East Labour Party
Gerry Sutcliffe Bradford South Labour Party
David Ford Bradford West Green Party
Ian Cawsey Brigg and Goole Labour Party
Simon Burgess Brighton, Kemptown Labour Party
Caroline Lucas Brighton, Pavilion Green Party
Glenn Vowles Bristol East Green Party
Alex Dunn Bristol North West Green Party
Paul Smith Bristol West Labour Party
Roisin Robertson Bromley and Chislehurst Green Party
Sam Webber Bromley and Chislehurst Liberal Democrats
Nick Palmer Broxtowe Labour Party
Ruth Smeeth Burton Labour Party
Richard Baum Bury North Liberal Democrats
Kevin Hind Bury St Edmunds Labour Party
John Mackay Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Labour Party
Kate Sweeny Calder Valley Green Party
Jenny Jones Camberwell and Peckham Green Party
Columba Blango Camberwell and Peckham Liberal Democrats
Euan Mcphee Camborne and Redruth Green Party
Jude Robinson Camborne and Redruth Labour Party
Tony Juniper Cambridge Green Party
Daniel Zeichner Cambridge Labour Party
Geoff Meaden Canterbury Green Party
Sam Coates Cardiff Central Green Party
Matthew Townsend Cardiff South and Penarth Green Party
Dominic Hannigan Cardiff South and Penarth Liberal Democrats
Farida Aslam Cardiff South and Penarth Plaid Cymru
Rachael Hitchinson Cardiff West Liberal Democrats
Nick Ainger Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Labour Party
John Dixon Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Plaid Cymru
George Dow Carshalton and Wallington Green Party
Julian Ware-Lane Castle Point Labour Party
Phil Hutty Central Devon Liberal Democrats
Bhavna Joshi Central Suffolk and North Ipswich Labour Party
Leila Kiersch Ceredigion Green Party
Richard Boudier Ceredigion Labour Party
Eric Goodyer Charnwood Labour Party
Simon Holland Chichester Labour Party
Cath Arakelian Chingford and Woodford Green Labour Party
Geoffrey Seeff Chingford and Woodford Green Liberal Democrats
Samantha Fletcher Chippenham Green Party
Greg Lovell Chippenham Labour Party
David Rowntree Cities of London and Westminster Labour Party
Janet Ryder Clwyd South Plaid Cymru
Llyr Gruffydd Clwyd West Plaid Cymru
Peter Lynn Colchester Green Party
Chas Ball Colne Valley Green Party
Gerry Ryan Croydon Central Labour Party
Shasha Khan Croydon North Green Party
Gordon Ross Croydon South Green Party
Jon Cruddas Dagenham and Rainham Labour Party
James Willis Dartford Liberal Democrats
Colin Swindell Derbyshire Dales Labour Party
Adrian Cruden Dewsbury Green Party
Ed Sanderson Doncaster North Liberal Democrats
Gwyn Prosser Dover Labour Party
Vic Matcham Dover United Kingdom Independence Party
Clive Sneddon Dundee East Liberal Democrats
Stephen Churchman Dwyfor Meirionnydd Liberal Democrats
Steve Pound Ealing North Labour Party
Grahame Morris Easington Labour Party
Tara Saville Easington Liberal Democrats
Stuart Ritchie East Lothian Liberal Democrats
James Mackenzie East Lothian Scottish Green Party
Robert Thompson Eddisbury Liberal Democrats
Sheila Gilmore Edinburgh East Labour Party
Mark Lazarowicz Edinburgh North and Leith Labour and Co-operative Party
Ian Murray Edinburgh South Labour Party
Clare Cooney Edinburgh South West Scottish Green Party
Ben Weald Enfield, Southgate English Democrats
Bambos Charalambous Enfield, Southgate Labour Party
Lionel Blackman Esher and Walton Liberal Democrats
Tim Valentine Faversham and Mid Kent Green Party
Alan Keen Feltham and Heston Labour and Co-operative Party
Martin Bartos Glasgow North Scottish Green Party
John Robertson Glasgow North West Labour Party
Bryan Meloy Gloucester Green Party
Parmjit Dhanda Gloucester Labour Party
Richard Thomson Gordon Scottish National Party
Martin Caton Gower Labour Party
Darren Cheesman Grantham and Stamford English Democrats
Anna Arrowsmith Gravesham Liberal Democrats
Austin Mitchell Great Grimsby Labour Party
Andy Hewett Greenwich and Woolwich Green Party
Matt Sellwood Hackney North and Stoke Newington Green Party
Keith Angus Hackney North and Stoke Newington Liberal Democrats
Rollo Miles Hammersmith Green Party
Andy Slaughter Hammersmith Labour Party
Bill Rammell Harlow Labour Party
Tony Mcnulty Harrow East Labour Party
Rowan Langley Harrow West Green Party
Gareth Thomas Harrow West Labour Party
Christopher Noyce Harrow West Liberal Democrats
John Mcdonnell Hayes and Harlington Labour Party
Satnam Kaur Khalsa Hayes and Harlington Liberal Democrats
Richard Grayson Hemel Hempstead Liberal Democrats
Andrew Dismore Hendon Labour Party
Steven Ford Hexham Independent
Andrew Duffield Hexham Liberal Democrats
Richard Wise Hitchin and Harpenden Green Party
Pete Mcaskie Hornsey and Wood Green Green Party
Ian Davey Hove Green Party
Paul Elgood Hove Liberal Democrats
Andrew Cooper Huddersfield Green Party
Andrew Rankine Hyndburn Liberal Democrats
Emma Dixon Islington North Green Party
Jane Thomas Keighley Labour Party
Nader Fekri Keighley Liberal Democrats
Chris Walker Kingston and Surbiton Green Party
Edward Davey Kingston and Surbiton Liberal Democrats
Jeremy Wilcock Kingston upon Hull East Liberal Democrats
Martin Deane Kingston upon Hull North Green Party
Fabian Hamilton Leeds North East Labour Party
Aqila Choudhry Leeds North East Liberal Democrats
Judith Blake Leeds North West Labour Party
David Blackburn Leeds West Green Party
Mo Taylor Leicester East Green Party
Dave Dixey Leicester South Green Party
Susan Murray Lewes Green Party
Darren Johnson Lewisham, Deptford Green Party
Charles Dundas Livingston Liberal Democrats
Myfanwy Davies Llanelli Plaid Cymru
Mike Willis Loughborough Liberal Democrats
Colin Mair Louth and Horncastle English Democrats
Patrick Mountain Louth and Horncastle Labour Party
Fiona Martin Louth and Horncastle Liberal Democrats
Tony Hunt Ludlow Labour Party
Qurban Hussain Luton South Liberal Democrats
John Knight Macclesfield Green Party
Peter Carroll Maidstone and The Weald Liberal Democrats
Swatantra Nandanar Maldon Labour Party
Justine Hall Manchester, Gorton Green Party
Gerald Kaufman Manchester, Gorton Labour Party
Brian Candeland Manchester, Withington Green Party
Lucy Powell Manchester, Withington Labour Party
John Leech Manchester, Withington Liberal Democrats
Malcolm Bailey Mid Bedfordshire Green Party
Elizabeth Hughes Mid Norfolk Labour Party
Chris Foote Wood Middlesbrough Liberal Democrats
Phyllis Starkey Milton Keynes South Labour Party
Peter Jones Milton Keynes South Liberal Democrats
Rob Sedgwick Mole Valley Green Party
Martin Blakebrough Monmouth Liberal Democrats
Adrian Hollister Newbury Green Party
Andrew Gray Newcastle Upon Tyne East Green Party
Corinne Lindsey Newton Abbot Green Party
Richard Younger-Ross Newton Abbot Liberal Democrats
Katy Clark North Ayrshire and Arran Labour Party
L’Anne Knight North Devon Green Party
Michael Jay North East Somerset Green Party
Gail Coleshill North East Somerset Liberal Democrats
Steve Boulding North Shropshire Green Party
Brian Mathew North Somerset Liberal Democrats
Bill Hughes North Swindon Green Party
Sarah Evans North West Hampshire Labour Party
Manish Sood North West Norfolk Labour Party
Anthony Lochmuller Northampton North Green Party
Sally Keeble Northampton North Labour Party
Jessica Goldfinch Norwich North Green Party
Sam Boote Nottingham East Liberal Democrats
Jayne Innes Nuneaton Labour Party
Christina Jebb Nuneaton Liberal Democrats
Rick Everitt Old Bexley and Sidcup Labour Party
Michael Meacher Oldham West and Royton Labour Party
Sushila Dhall Oxford East Green Party
Andrew Smith Oxford East Labour Party
Gordon Mccaskill Paisley and Renfrewshire South Scottish Conservatives
Barbara Cannon Penrith and The Border Labour Party
Ed Murphy Peterborough Labour Party
Jonathan Fryer Poplar and Limehouse Liberal Democrats
Ian Ducane Portsmouth South English Democrats
Tim Dawes Portsmouth South Green Party
Mike Le Surf Rayleigh and Wickford Labour Party
Rob White Reading East Green Party
Anneliese Dodds Reading East Labour Party
Adrian Windisch Reading West Green Party
Susan Kramer Richmond Park Liberal Democrats
Simon Danczuk Rochdale Labour Party
Gerry Haines Romford Green Party
Richard Mallender Rushcliffe Green Party
Peter Wilcock Saffron Walden Liberal Democrats
Tom Gann Salisbury Labour Party
Nick Radford Salisbury Liberal Democrats
Tania Exley-Moore Scarborough and Whitby Liberal Democrats
Alan Bullion Sevenoaks Liberal Democrats
Jillian Creasy Sheffield Central Green Party
Steve Barnard Sheffield Hallam Green Party
Alan Whittaker Shrewsbury and Atcham Green Party
Helen Flynn Skipton and Ripon Liberal Democrats
Simon Saggers South Cambridgeshire Green Party
Brian Heatley South Dorset Green Party
John Cowan South East Cambridgeshire Labour Party
Sally Gimson South Leicestershire Labour Party
Matthew May South Northamptonshire Labour Party
Peter Smith South West Norfolk Labour Party
Stephen Gordon South West Norfolk Liberal Democrats
Trevor Carbin South West Wiltshire Liberal Democrats
John Spottiswoode Southampton, Itchen Green Party
Chris Bluemel Southampton, Test Green Party
Jack Easton St Albans Green Party
Lee Jameson St Austell and Newquay Labour Party
Mike Shone Stafford Green Party
Charlotte Atkins Staffordshire Moorlands Labour Party
Mark Ruskell Stirling Scottish Green Party
Peter Barber Stockport Green Party
John Redfern Stoke-On-Trent Central Liberal Democrats
Zulfiqar Ali Stoke-on-Trent South Liberal Democrats
Martin Turner Stratford-on-Avon Liberal Democrats
Rebecca Findlay Streatham Green Party
David Drew Stroud Labour Party
Rachel Fulcher Suffolk Coastal Green Party
Peter May Swansea West Liberal Democrats
David Lomax Tatton Liberal Democrats
Jonathan Roberts Thirsk and Malton Labour Party
Howard Keal Thirsk and Malton Liberal Democrats
Steve Webb Thornbury and Yate Liberal Democrats
Carl Morris Thurrock Labour Party
Jonathan Underwood Tiverton and Honiton Liberal Democrats
Steve Dawe Tonbridge and Malling Green Party
Roy Vickery Tooting Green Party
Cathrine Simmons Torridge and West Devon Green Party
Lydia Somerville Totnes Green Party
Carole Whitty Totnes Labour Party
Julian Brazil Totnes Liberal Democrats
Anne Gray Tottenham Green Party
Ian Wright Truro and Falmouth Green Party
Paul Penlington Vale Of Clwyd Liberal Democrats
Murli Sinha Walsall South Liberal Democrats
Daniel Perrett Walthamstow Green Party
Adam Twine Wantage Green Party
Jo Crotty Warrington South Liberal Democrats
Ian Brandon Watford Green Party
Howard Thorp Weaver Vale Green Party
Jonathan Hornett Wellingborough Green Party
Andy Merryfield Wells Labour Party
Jill Weston Welwyn Hatfield Green Party
Adrian Bailey West Bromwich West Labour Party
Malcolm Victory West Worcestershire Green Party
Karen Buck Westminster North Labour Party
Tim Farron Westmorland and Lonsdale Liberal Democrats
Derek Wall Windsor Green Party
Alison Mcgovern Wirral South Labour Party
James Abbott Witham Green Party
John Spademan Witham Labour Party
Margaret Phelps Witham Liberal Democrats
George Davidson Wokingham Labour Party
Tony Cunningham Workington Labour Party
Ian Ross Worthing West Labour Party
Hazel Thorpe Worthing West Liberal Democrats
Arfon Jones Wrexham Plaid Cymru
Andrew Lomas Wycombe Labour Party
Lee Skevington Yeovil Labour Party
Albert Owen Ynys Môn Labour Party
Matt Wood Ynys Môn Liberal Democrats
Discover more

Latest News

View more latest news
Want to make a difference?

Start a petition for…

Myself or my family
Get started
My local community
Get started
A national interest
Get started