Sunday, December 5, 2010

Later Lighter - bill wins second reading

"Amazing news: at 2.10pm today the Daylight Saving Bill PASSED its crucial second reading in the House of Commons. The campaign won the two votes: an amazing 123 MPs  (including Deal & Dover's Charlie Elphicke ) (voted to close the debate (basically saying they'd heard enough and were ready to take a stance on the bill), with the motion itself being passed with a majority of 82 votes. You can watch the full debate here and read the Hansard transcript of the debate here.
There's still plenty of work to be done to make lighter evenings a reality but right now I want to thank you all so very much for your support in making this victory happen. Today's is the biggest development on this issue for decades, and only with your herculean efforts have we been able to make Lighter Later a reality. Time after time, MPs on the floor referenced your emails, letters and calls in support of the bill as what persuaded them to vote yes today
I'd also quickly like to thank Rebecca Harris MP (and her team) for their amazing work, the rest of the Lighter Later coalition and finally the team here: Sion, Maddy, Suki, Mal, Robin and John, and all at 10:10 – who have been working around the clock over the last few weeks.." from Later Lighter

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