Signatures so far

So far 676 people have signed the petition.

Name Local Party Comment
Richard SaundersLib DemI am and have been a victim of a Secret Court to which my Civil Action was referred simply because two corrupt members of the Judiciary were named as Defendants. Writ CH1988-S-12 Royal Courts of Justice. They still have my money after 3 Judgements.
peter martinnoneSo, if the court knows it is not being watched, and acted unfairly... who would ever know? No one. Imagine it was your child. If theres a fair case against someone, its only fair that its a public one. A bill like this is much more dangerous for society than the details of any particular trial. This cannot be permitted.
Owen RobertsSwansea and Gower 
Murlena Nedd-CampbellLabour/Libdem. Freedom partyMy 6 year old daughter and I are going through HEll. Failer after Failer and my little girl is the one paying the price .
James WoodConservative 
Swithin LongTorbay 
Sean O'BrienHillingdonI call upon our ministers and parliamentarians to: - withdraw or vote down Part II of the Justice and Security Bill and; - put the current “Public Interest Immunity Certificate” scheme on a statutory footing.
Tahmid ChowdhuryHackney 
Sara Bedford WatfordI have probably been complacent, but I never thought my party's MPs would agree such an illiberal measure.
Sara BedfordWatfordI have probably been complacent - I never believed this would happen from the Lib Dems. 🙁 this is simply illiberal and against natural justice.
David PhillipsHackneyCurrently engaged in research into the performance of the security services in our former colonies. The LibDems cannot possibly agree to putting our hard-won civil liberties into the hands of these people.
William GrahamEast RenfrewshireIf this act is allowed to pass, last one out put the lights out.
Trevor OxborrowArgyll & ButeThis "Secret Courts" betrayal of values is straining the credibility of my continued membership to its limits. How can, how dare, our elected representatives stray so far from core values?
Nigel ScottHaringeyNot in my name.
evelyn knowlesIsle of Wight 
Brian StoneBrighton and HoveThis is so illiberal. It has to be stopped.
Councillor Rahel BokthCAMDEN For some reason my name is not on the petition list so here is my petition again.
Simon BeardSevenoaksThe party should stand up for party policy, the party should stand up for democracy, the party should stand up for liberalism, the party should reject secret courts
Peter HerbertStirlingI am simply appalled that a party that is supposed to champion liberty should travel so far down the path of oppression and secrecy. This is no longer the party I joined in 1974. Having been a Parliamentary candidate in 1979 (North Fylde) and a former member of Wyre Borough Council for many years, I came to believe that Liberalism was the only course for the country and the world at large. I did not renew my subscription at the end of 2012. There is not a snowball's chance in Hell that I shall rejoin until the party rediscovers its vocation.
Sarah TaylorHammersmith & Fulham 
Cllr Garth HarknessOldham 
Nicholas RoweConservative 
Daniel CassidyCambridge 
Alix MortimerHaringey 
Anthony HawkesGosport 
Cllr Ann-Marie BarkerWoking 
Virginia MorckKensington & Chelsea 
Elizabeth JewkesCity of Chester 
Margaret A. RutterMid and SW Norfolk 
Miranda BentinckNew Forest 
Greg WebbDerby 
Tim HolyoakeMid Derbyshire 
Cllr Bernie SpoorSpelthorne 
andrew barbersouth norfolk 
Kate SayerNorth West Norfolk 
Ibrahim TaguriEaling 
Matt WhaymanRunneymede and Weybridge 
Paul CanterConservative 
Colin WalklinCanterbury 
Stephen TallOxford East 
Imogen Cook- 
Gillian GloyerEdinburgh North East and Leith 
warren stoneOxford 
Rebecca KomeneLabour 
rebecca KomeneLabour 
Sean Ashbermondsey and old southwark 
Conor McGovern-PaulKingston Liberal DemocratsConference has spoken. The grassroots have spoken. Indeed, many Liberal Democrat (and other liberal-minded) MPs have firmly spoken out against secret courts. Nick, don't let us down.
Conor McGovern-PaulKingston Liberal Democrats 
James KenyonNEWCASTLE 
paul barkerpeckham 
Kat DadswellLiverpool 
Chris RandallHull and HessleThis is the second most terrible thing this government has done.
Jenny DaweEdinburgh South 
Andrew PageInverclyde 
Michael CobleyCunninghame 
Kirsten de KeyserHolborn & St PancrasNeither Kafka nor Orwell would have dared make this up. Our Government just has.
Maureen ComberWoolmer Forest, East Hants 
Cllr Dr Wendy TaylorNewcastle City 
James JoyceBroadland 
Margaret A. RutterMid & SW NorfolkI thought we as a party belived in transparency. Justice needs to be seen to be done not hidden away...
Alexander MatthewsNottingham 
Jack MatthewsPerth & Kinross 
Roy GreggStaffordshire MoorlandsI'm a 2013 conference delegate
Brian DashNew Forest 
David WrightHarlow 
John Farrand-RogersTorridge & West Devon 
Christine HeadleyStroud 
Hugh WarnerEast Staffs 
Peter AndrewsLeeds North West 
Mark InskipNorth East Cambridgeshire 
John RussellLewisham  
Kenneth ShepherdInverclyde 
chris smartchesterTuition fees, NHS, now secret courts. This party is close to losing its reason for existence and the membership must find a way to rein in the parliamentary leadership. Obviously conference cannot.
Richard SangsterWokingham 
Henry VannNorth Bedfordshire 
Scott WalkerCity of Nottingham 
Jonathan PriceDulwich & West Norwood 
K Hesketh-HoltRibble Valley 
T JonesNottingham 
Max WilkinsonCheltenhamThe state must not be allowed to conduct trials in secret. It would anti-democratic and dangerous. Justice must be open to public scrutiny, or we move towards tyranny.
Aissa CroftWyre Forest Liberal DemocratsSecrets courts are neither liberal nor democratic.
Sean AshSouthwark 
Peter HoughSefton Central & Bootle 
Jonathan FeatonbyDulwich & West Norwood 
William BarterCambridge 
Kate Grant? 
Andrew HarveySee Comment.Why is local party required? It shouldn't matter that I am not a party member - I am however united with you against these "secret courts". Perhaps you should set up a petition that is inclusive?
Roger GiessStreatham 
Thomas OliverBristol 
Mark ChiversCherwellJustice must always be carried out in the light of public scrutiny.
Simon HuttonInverclyde 
William JonesWythenshawe & Sale East 
Mike BeckettThirsk and Malton 
Samuel BarrattDaventry 
Allan KnoxRibble Valley 
Samuel BennettBrecon & Radnorshire 
Chris DunnePudsey 
Colombe VergesNone 
Matthew EdwardsHarrow 
Val LuckEsher & Walton 
Alice ThomasWestminster  
Cllr Anne RobertsLiberal Democrat Transparency in legal matters are imperative otherwise we are going back to mediaeval times. Stop the idea secret courts immediately!
SIMON BOYDCambridge, Eastern region 
SIMON BOYDCambridge, Eastern region  
Ed BroomfieldALTON
Linda Drewlibdem/tory coalition supporterI am against secret courts due to future torture cases not heard if secret courts passed. It was partially secret anyway re the spy case and therefore secret courts don't need passing. They printed what they wanted and kept private what was too dangerous to print. Regarding govt wanting power passing into govt hands rather than the judge, if they are the cleaner, greener power power should be in govt hands rather than in judges, it depends on who is more prepared for justice for victims more than perpetrators (criminals). If govt is that better power then power should be in their hands. As they are trying to reform the country and clean it up a bit then power should be in govt hands.
Jonathan WallsGreater ReadingThe courage to face up to facts, no matter how uncomfortable, should be the defining feature of the Liberal Democrats, the differentiator against the authoritarian inclined parties that all to readily use any convenient excuse to insist on opaque or outright secret procedures.
Jonathan WallsGreatrer  
Laura Formanlabourplease stop the conservatives taking away our civil liberties. This cannot be allowed it is against everything that makes democracy right and true and against what many people have fought and continue to fight to uphold. Governments must be accountable.
David EvansWestmorland and LonsdaleNick should have squashed this part of the Bill in the Quad before it even gotr started. He personally must squash it now in public.
Alex PaulSouth EdinburghAs a party we have our differences - but we are united as one on civil liberties. I joined the Lib Dems because I believed it was the only party to stand up for the liberties I cherish as a UK citizen - please don't let me down now.
Phil WainewrightSuttonThis is a key value we should never compromise. We are against this sort of thing.
Prof Richard GraysonHemel Hempstead 
Ian SandersonHavering Borough 
CHRIS SMARTCHESTER 
Rosie SharpleyWoking 
Denis MollisonEast Lothian 
Martin DinoffOldham 
Danielle Hconservative 
Margaret GoddenOxford East 
Paul HindleyBlackpool 
Nik AlatortsevBrent/Cambridge 
Jonathan CalderHarborough 
Dan FalchikovKingston Borough 
Adam WilsonLabour PartyAs a student of law myself, I cannot see how this will be beneficial to keeping evidence of a sensitive nature any more concealed than it is already. Furthermore, I whole heartedly agree that the possibility of this becoming a "thin-end of the wedge" possibility is all too likely to become a reality.
Richard SnowdonAmber ValleyNot liberal. Not democratic. The party needs to fight these proposals at every stage.
Robert prowseSt Albans 
Kevin Maherchesterfield 
Cary MitchellManchester Central 
Gareth JonesMaidenhead 
Paul childsLiverpool 
Alison GoldsworthyCardiff 
Callum LeslieKirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 
Bernard SpoorSpelthorneSecret courts are the mainstay of totalitarian and right wing governments. The UK must support open justice and ensure it is promoted in the European framework.
norman johnsWoking 
George ForresterBristol 
Jamie SharpleyWoking 
Sandra DunnSpelthorne Liberal DemocratsWe need to fight this.
Mike SimpsonEast SurreyThere is no such thing as 'secret justice' -- the two words are incompatible
Kathy GrantSpelthorne 
Andrew SImpsonNorthampton 
Suzanne SutherlandLymington 
Roger RobertsSuttonIf the evidence has been obtain in a correct manner the why the necessity to have it in secret. Let us make wire taps admissable in court other countries do it successfuly. If the Americans are getting the information illegally thats there problem not ours
Sandra AndersonSpelthorneSecret Courts should not be part of our legal system. Justice must be seen to be done. We believe in an open and free society and in individual rights and liberties. The existence of Secret courts would erode these.
John FaulknerWoking 
Duncan BorrowmanOrpington 
Denis LorettoMole Valley 
A.L.MockfordSpelthorne 
Sue VincentSpelthorneSecret courts have no place in the UK and Lib Dems have no place in supporting them or voting in favour of them.
Douglas RathboneLewisham and Beckenham North 
Mike KingSpelthorneWe are fast approaching a compromise too far, permitting secret courts is not acceptable to liberals.. The torys cannot even controll their own party there is a word we can use, the word is NO
Nick O'SheaMole ValleyThis is a fundamental cornerstone of Liberal Democracy. It is just illiberal to have secret courts. ANY secret courts.
Colin StrongSpelthorneCivil Liberties are THE defining arena of the Liberal Democrats. By not defending Civil Liberties i.e. allowing Part II of the Justice and Security Bill to become law the Party would forfeit any claim to be THE defenders of liberty.
sue conroybasildon billericay and thurrock 
Steve GoddardOxford West and Abingdon 
Conor McGovern-PaulKingston upon Thames 
Bill CargillLabour 
Stephanie EatonTOWER HAMLETS 
Tom PapworthLewisham and Beckenham North 
Charles ScanlanWestminsterIt seemed some consolation for the socially regressive aspects of the Coalition Agreement that at least it promised to be progressive on civil liberties. Is that promise about to be exposed as fraudulent? It should be beyond belief - and it is certainly beyond parody - that the Liberal Democrats should be supporting such illiberal and undemocratic authoritarianism.
Maria MoysesHitchin & Harpenden 
John CoburnWestminster 
Mo SaqibAldershot/Manchester 
Julie HortenIslington 
David WilsonIslington 
Ginny GrahamAngus & Mearns 
Richard GunstoneRugby 
Richard GunstoneRUGBY 
Julie PorksenWansbeck 
David Newbury-EcobHitchin & HarpendenThere may be an occasional case that requires a secret court, but approval for such courts should require a decision in open high court.
Mairi MurisonAngus and Mearns 
Christopher WardCity of Chester 
Paul GentryGreenwich Borough 
A.Douglas LambNorth Angus & Mearns 
George StachuraAngus and Mearns 
Avril SimpsonAngus & Mearns 
Geoffrey YarnellAngus and Mearns 
David MayAngus and MearnsThe idea of secret courts goes totally against what we as Lib Dems stand for. I am sorry that I was not able to be at Conference to support the rejection of secret courts.
Elizabeth PetrieAngus and Mearns 805I totally agree with this as full evidence can be examined thoroughly rather than a part truth which is a waste of time and public and private finances if that applies
Peter BellarbyAngus and MearnsThe idea of secret courts is very illiberal and against a lot of what the Liberal Democrats stand for. I am sorry that I was not able to be at Conference to support the rejection of secret courts.
Andy MayHackney 
Pinar WoodbridgeHOUNSLOWWhat? Secret Courts? Hellooooooo we are living in the 21st century and we don't want any decisions made behind the close doors-Justice and secret can not be in the same page-we all have a right to know!
Euan DavidsonMidlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale 
Dr Ian MagrathBromley & Chislehurst (101) 
Douglas RathboneLewisham West and Penge 
Rosanna BarrettStratford and South Warwickshire 
John BarrettStratford and South Warwickshire 
Lynda Bobrowno 
P J ManassehKensington and ChelseaI may have signed this previously in which case I apologise. P J M
Mahmood Hussainwalthamstow liberal democrats 
Daniel FSpelthorne Liberal Democrats 
Don HarrisonSouth East Cabridgeshire 
Tracy ConnellNewcastle City 
Chris LucasSW Herts 
William JonesWythenshawe and Sale East 
Daisy CooperLewes 
Cllr Jon BallEaling Borough 
Diane PackhamNewcastle upon Tyne 
Valerie CoastSt Albans 
John Alan FletcherStockton North & South 
Ian Grahamcity of Newcastle upon tyne 
Paul C WeaverWinchesterWe must retain Open Justice and our MPs should change or vote down the Justice and Security Bill Part II. Secret Courts are an anethema to an open democratic society.
Ronald Denton ClarkNewcastle Upon Tyne, Liberal DemocratsSecret Courts are an anethema to an open democratic society,
David DownNewcastle upon Tyne 
jackie SlesengerNewcastle upon TyneI support the principle of open courts having been a magistrate. Social justice must be fair, rational and seen to be done.
Alexander DayeNorth Bedford 
heather pinchenConservativePolice and secuirity services are corrupt enough as it is. Dont let them get awy with impunity. Justice must stay in the public domain.
heather pinchenconservativePolice and security services are corrupt enough as it is. Dont let them think they can get away with impunity with secret courts. Justice must stay public
Kay KirkhamShipley 
Martin KyrleWinchester 
Hattie DuguidChandlers ford 
jane F RobinsSouth West WiltshireSecret Courts are not part of the system of justice I wish for my country.
k w richardsoneast devon lib dems 
Patrick HadfieldEdinburgh 
Christina ShawLeeds North WestThis is the most important debate I have ever experienced in Conference. It went to the heart of fair justice and keeping human rights intact. This became LD policy, so please get Part 2 of the bill withdrawn.
Terence GilbertSouth NorfolkIf we don't stand up on THIS issue, there really is no point in continuing to exist as a party.
Maureen de BeerHarrow 
Joe JordanHackney 
Margaret WilliamsBrecon and Radnor 
Gary glover Se16 2eq 
Matt LakeWalthamstowFreedom and liberty require and demand openness and transparency for them to be delivered in full. Proposal for secret courts strike at the heart of this fundamental principle.
Cllr. Susan KnightMid Sussex 
Jill HubbardBrentwood & Ongar 
Jean EvansChester 
John PindarStreatham 
Cllr Nigel HartinLudlow 
Iain PorterTower Hamlets 
Joan M. ReadwinchesterJustice must always be open and must always be seen to be done, not hidden behind closed doors.
laura websterangus 
Brian RobsonWearsideMany thanks for organising this.
Katie HallBath 
David WinskillHornsey & WG 
Steven LambertAylesbury 
Rosemary RatcliffeStratford-on-Avon 
Stefan KasprzykIslington 
Cllr Lyn BartonColchester 
Natasha ChapmanLincoln 
Charlotte BaileyWinchesterCoference were very clear on this and no amount of justification could condone the actions of ministers if they do not support the decision of conference.
Jeremy CunningtonHaringay 
Joyce TaylorStratford upon Avon 
Rhys TaylorGwynedd 
Xandra BingleyCamden 
Linden ParkerCeredigion 
Mark ValladaresBury St EdmundsNick Clegg tells me that I shouldn't blindly trust any government, and he's right. I don't want reassurance, I want changes to this assault on a basic tenet of our justice system.
Christopher LovellLeeds CentralSecret courts are just plain wrong. They are the start of a very slippery slope.
Lee BakerLambethParty members had the wisdom and courage to back the leadership on the deficit, and the wisdom and courage to oppose it on secret courts. Now the leadership must show these qualities. There's not only important principles at stake, but also the need to show that we are indeed the only democratically-run party of government.
Jacquie BellEdinburgh NE and Leith 
Darren SandersPortsmouth 
Jacky HoweNorth Norfolkand Gt Yarmouth 
Teresa BatesStratrford-upon-Avon 
Cathy Jackson-ReadMalvern Hills 
merrick r jacksonharlow 
Lucy CareDerby City 
Eleanor AndersonWest Aberdeenshire 
Julian NewmanBuckingham 
Helen FlynnSkipton & Ripon 
sally sampsonwestminster lib demssecrecy is wrong
Virginia GayNorth NorfolkThe clear decision of party members has been that concessions will not suffice. Part II of the Bill must go one way or another. Isn't there something about a "fair, free and open society" on the back of our membership cards?
Dr Marion J. LambHaringey 
Doug WilliamsonOxford West & Abingdon 
John HigginsWinchester 
Sam BennettBrecon and Radnorshire 
sophie williamsx 
Alan BelmoreHorsham 
Sally FitzHarrisvauxhallno secret courts
Sally FitzHarrisvauxhall 
sally fitzharrisVauxhall 
Salim MamdaniHornsey and Wood Green (Haringey)Justice must be seen to be done, and justice must be open for scrutiny and fairness.
Susan BaringWestminsterIt is essential that we support the motion of this important debate.o
Simon HebditchDulwich and West Norwood 
Geoffrey BennettsWinchesterThe enormous extension of state powers that this Bill proposes could far too easily lead to abuse. It is essential that all MPs realise the extent of what is proposed. We must do all we to engage them. Politicians across the whole spectrum need to regain the trust of their electors, and working for fairness and transparency in the law will work towards this end.
Eleanor BellWinchester 
Peter MabeyHarlow 
John WallerHornsey and Wood GreenI agree with this petition against Secret Courts
Kevin DawsGloucester 
Munira WilsonTwickenham & Richmond 
Christopher MillingtonHarlow 
Turhan OzenIslington 
Robert BrownRochford and Southend East 
Emma SandreyCardiff and Penarth 
john HOWSONOXWAB 
G EdwardsConservativeAfter ALL the recent government controversies the British want and deserve a lot more transparency and honesty from our leaders. Hopefully some faith will be restored in our political system.
Morgan DaltonPeterborough 
David OrdNorth Tyneside 
Sanjay SamaniAngus & Mearns 
Rosalyn GordonNE HantsWe all have a right to a fair trial and it is essential in a democracy that there is no place for secret courts.
DAWN WAKEFIELDBROADLAND 
Lauren KeithBrent 
Margot WilsonLewisham and Beckenham North 
Nick ThornsbyHeywood and Middleton 
Lisa SmithAylesburyNo secret courts
ian f wilkesnewcastle under lyme 
Roger MullengerEast Hampshire\"free, fair & open society\" ... \"values of liberty, equality ...\"
Sally HookerGreenwich Borough 
Alan Butt PhilipWells 
christina baronWells 
Stephen GordonMid & SW Norfolk 
Mr. Percival MadgeBangor & District Welsh Liberal DemocratsI agree with doing away with secret courts , with the rule of law and open justice. I agree with what is said above and much more trasnparency from government.
Nigel QuintonWelwyn Hatfield 
jerry evansBirmigham Hall Green 
Lorraine DalyEnfield 
Jonathan FryerTower Hamlets 
Marc FaircloughLeicester 
Ed StephensonHazel Grove 
Graham jonesNorth norfolkWe must preserve our freedom and the rule of law
Hilary NelsonNorth Norfolk & Great Yarmouth Li beral DemocratsSurely it is evident that secrecy is the last thing needed in Government. It leads at best to misconceptions and at worst to mayhem.
Nico HobhouseRochdale 
Stephen GlennNorthern Ireland 
Martin PierceCambridge 
Bob BlezzardIsle of WightI unreservedly support the campaign against secret courts which have no place in a democracy.
Finn PollardLincoln 
A.E.BoltonDerbyshire Dales 
Lucy PollardSuffolk CoastalI do not think a civilised country should be prepared to charge a person without telling the defendant or his lawyers what the charge is.
Andrew PollardSUFFOLK COASTAL 
Michael BaileyWinchesterThe separation of judiciary from government is a cornerstone of Britishness.
Richard AtkinsIpswich 
William HobhouseHeywood and MiddletonThe considered view of the party conference has been very clear, and there is no doubt that the defence of secret courts from some of our MPs failed to convince.
Stewart ReddawayN.E. Herts 
Dave Revelenone 
John LoxleyColchesterThese proposals are neither liberal or democratic nor are the part of the coalition agreement. Lib Dem MPs must resist them.
Vera HeadChiltern 
John RutterMid & SW LibDemsOpeness is what we are about.
Theresa HigginsColchester 
rev simon wilsonbroadland 
Nigel JonesNewcastle under LymeThere is no need for further secrecy. There is already scope for not publicly revealing anything harmful to our security services.
Dinah Rose QCHaringey 
david ruxtoncolchester 
julia haviscolchester 
Helen WaringBraintree & Witham 
Shirley McCreadyOXWABI feel very strongly about this
Phil RobinsonLudlowThese proposed courts are a denial of justice for ordinary people in Britain, rather then assisting them in achieving a fair hearing.
Cllr M HuntColchester 
Mark WiddopCoventry 
Cllr Stuart McCreadyOxford West & Abingdon 
David ShaeLeeds 
David ShawLeeds 
Matt HarrisBishops Stortford and Herts 
Frances NewmanBuckingham 
pam candlerNorth East Essex 
James SmithLeicester City 
Cllr Ray GambleColchesterI was at Conference in Brighton
Zoe O'ConnellCambridge 
george roussopoulosSouth West SurreyThis proposed measure is diabolical
Ben SouthLondon 
carol prowsest albans 
Miss D.PeaseKensington and Chelsea  
Richard CheneyStratford Upon Avon 
David Alan LuckraftHaltemprice and Howden 
David Alan LuckraftHaltemprice and HowdenIf the government can not defend itself without using secret courts it should accept liability.
Gerry JeromeSutton Borough 
Steve.rehctelf@hotmail.co.ukStockton-on-Tees 
Steven FletcherStockton-on-Tees 
Christopher TownsendExeter 
Jonathan PughWokingThe party has to stand by its principles or it will alienate even those of us who have persisted in the face of the Coalition.
Walter ShekylsOrpingtonIt means a government will be able to stop freedom of informationif they don't want the subject revealed & a ruthless government could possibly use it to stay in power & become a dictatership
Conan D'ArcyBromley and Chislehurst 
sadia ahmedely liberal democrats 
Tracey Henry Kingston Upon Hull  
Patricia PeelIslington 
James HackettRhondda Cynon TaffI fully support this campaign.
chri smartchester 
JOHN MACLENNANEdinburgh West 
Paul ScapingTwickenham & Richmond 
Jonathan JonesSouthwark 
Linda Drewnot a member of any party yetGovt. are working on being more open and transparent, not more secret. Things have been secret long enough without further secrecy. Secrecy covers up torture, and all other ills.
Simon HebditchDulwich and West NorwoodFully support this work - very important both in terms of the issue and internal party democracy within the Lib Dems
Karen AffordRiverside WaltonIt is one thing to keep some information private due to national security but not to cover up for the quilty.
Carl NicholsSutton 
Grattan BowenPenrith & The Border 
Ric BrackenburyMilton KeynesWe must fight and fight for civil liberties as this is a flagship distinction of what our party is about
Elizabeth Stanton JonesCamden 
Katrin McClureHaltemprice and Howden 
Elizabeth FisherLudlow & South ShropshireWhile there are doubtless genuine occasions when the nation's security may be jeopardised if certain issues are raised, they are very few and very unusual. Legislation such as this potentially covers up too much at the expense of justice for individuals affected. It is furthermore likely to foster even more than is currently known the notion that working "in National Security" is carte blanche to act with complete disregard for the law which all others are subject to.
David YoungNorth Norfolk & Great Yarmouth 
Charles BatesStratford-on-AvonWould this be the thin end of the wedge for the loss of further civic liberties?
Neil HughesPenrith & the Border 
S WallsLudlow 
Cllr David BecketNewcastle under LymeMPs must stand by Conference Resolution
Mike FalchikovEdinburgh SouthernToo much secrecy surrounding government departments and the security services. Abuses of power cannot be kept under wraps for ever. Much better for the state to deal with them fairly at the time, rather than letting them fester.
Kirsten de KeyserHolborn & St PancrasNo comment ... For once, I have been rendered absolutely speechless by the very notion of Secret Courts. What century are we in again?
Nicola MacbeanRichmondSecret justice is no justice. We cannot afford to see further erosion of civil liberties.
Bob Wheatcroft Carlisle 
Richard BroadbentSutton Borough 
ConorKingston upon Thames 
Avril Lynda GrundyHexham 
Margaret MarshallLudlow 
Tom BarneyLancaster & Fleetwood 
Margaret MarshallLudlowSecrecy only serves those with something to hide.
Malcolm BrownSt Austell and NewquayFully support this petition. MPs must listen to the Party on this.
Robert Paynewoking 
Josephine JonesWest Dorset 
Michael F CherrettStockton N & S 
Marjolein HoflandLudlow 
Louise BloomEastleigh 
Alan LevyCambridgeJustice must always be seen to be done.
Sam FiskNorth Bedfordshire 
Graham MinterMaidstone and the Weald 
David MURRAYWrekin & Telford 
Dinti BatstoneOXWAB 
Liz HumphrisBishops Castle 
David EggingtonSheffield HallamI agree entirely agree with your campaign and wish to emphasise that the party's MPs need to listen more to what ordinary members think about different issues. If the party hierarchy thinks it can ignore the views and long experience of many of its long serving activists, and prefers instead to rely on special advisers and London- based researchers, the party is no longer inclusive and becomes an exclusive club which I cannot support.
Steve walshEast Devon Liberal DemocratsDo w even need to comment on such an absurd proposal.
ejnar sorensencroydonTo assume that we can simply trust any in security services or the courts simply is simply naive. a group of human beings are still involved and some will make mistakes while a small number may be dishonest. we have to have laws that protect individuals in the cases where things go wrong even if they may be the small minority.
Wendy BondHexhamBy the 21st century our country at least ought to be clean and above board in its public behaviours. "Security" is no excuse for the abuse of citizens' rights.
Simon LyttonWarwick & LeamingtonThis is a move away from the fundamentals of liberal democracy and we should all be opposed to it.
Malcolm MacINTYRE-READBridgnorth, ShropshireIt only confirms that my worries about the politicising of the police, based on my experience in various countries across 4 continents. The government is so worried that they will be brought to account for their misdemeanours they want to gag everyone on everything. That is the basis of corruption and dictatorship.
Martin CooperBromley and ChislehurstI am against this bill and am a member of this party because it is democratic. Parliamentarians should recognise their responsibilities to conference.
Steven RaisonBolsover 
Alan RiceEast Worthing & Adur 
Prof John E MerrittWestmorland & Lonsdale 
Damian Fynesyork 
Andrew HouseleyCentral Suffolk & North Ipswich 
Alan RoweWinchesterFully support this initiative. From where did the idea of "secret coursty" orginate???
Barbara Jean WoodcraftGreenwich 
Ben HutchingsCambridge 
Brian James WoodcraftGreenwichFor Justice to be truly "just" it must be seen to be done, i.e. Justice HAS to be transparent!
Martin BartlettYork CentralRegret not being at Brighton conference; could not afford it!
John HallidaySouth Norfolk 
Hugh WaterfieldGlasgow NorthIn case my first attempt was not sent: Am utterly against the Secret State, and any attempt to conceal facts from citizens, in a way that gives power to Big Brother. No true Liberal could have any truck with CMPs, and all Lib Dems must stand together to resist them.
Alex MarshCity of BristolThe party membership has sent a clear message via Conference that the Government's proposed measures are unacceptably illiberal. We must reinforce that. Securocrats will always want to draw more power to the security state, with or without justification, and seek the discretion to use that power without the need to be truly accountable. Liberal Democrats must stand up for retaining the principle of open justice.
Tina WalkerYork Outer 
John Brodie NightingaleEdgbaston and Selly Oak 
William HobhouseHeywood & MiddletonWe are fighting for the principle of open justice. Decisions can never be seen to be just if the process is secret.
George PotterGuildford 
Mike WardMole Valley 
Emily NewsonOxford West & Abingdon 
Mr J GoldspinkSwindon 
Steven HaynesNorthfieldThat this sort of thing is even being considered is a sign of madness.
Bob McClenningsouth norfolk 
Mike ClementsGwyneddFine but perhaps those in court should sign the official secrets act
mark williamschester 
Ellen DahrendorfCamden 
Paul C WeaverWinchesterSecret Courts are dangerous to civil liberties
JEAN SHIRLEYSOUTH SHROPSHIRE 
Douglas McIlroyTower Hamlets 
Nic RattleBath 
AnnePurseSouth East OxonWas at the conference when this was debated and felt the strength of the arguments. The attempted wrecking ammendment was shameful
JOHN WHITESOUTH EAST OXFORDSHIRE [HENLEY] 
Geoff HinchliffeMid NorfolkJustice HAS to be transparent.
Dave mitchellWirral South 
Paul BlayOXWAB 
David WrightHarlow[I may have already signed this, but as you've sent me another email I'm filling it in again to make sure. Please discard if a duplicate.]
Howard HymanHerefordOur parliamentarians should know better than to support such a bill
Bob BrowningEaling 
Ben DavollsHounslow 
Maureen ComberWoolmer Forest/East Hantslocal councils should also be subject to the law. How can the ordinary man maintain his rights in law if he is not supported by it and it is not enforced?
Daniel BoothBrighton 
Janet TaitSuffolk CoastalJustice is no justice unless it is seen to be done.
Reg YeatesPortsmouth South  
Mark PlattWestminster and City of LondonWe are not, nor ever should be, a totaliarian state. No-one should be denied justice.
Peter GoldenRutland & Melton 
Derek SmithLUDLOW 
COUNCILLOR MARIANNE WELSHSOUTHPORTThese courts are a disgrace and not fit to be held in such a 'secretive' way. Transparancy is paramount. Plus human rights are surely in question here?
Ian GibbonsBishops Castle 
Bill DunlopEdinburgh North and Leith 
Councillor Marianne WelshSOUTHPORT 
Eric M BennettAyrshire and Arran 
Clive R SneddonNorth East and Central FifeIt is simply unacceptable for someone never to know the evidence against them and never to have the opportunity to refute it before a judge. If a government decides the evidence which might show its actions to be justified is too sensitive for open court, then it is the government which has decided to prefer security to justice, and it will simply have to accept the need to pay from the defence estimates whatever compensation the court determines.
Alan DaweCamelford 
Shas Sheehanmerton 
Sandy WalkingtonSt Albans 
Chris WigginNorth West Cambridgeshire 
David G FawcettGateshead 
Roman ZnajekCambridge Just read extracts from Cruel Brittania by Ian Cobain, in last Sat's Guardian magazine. Shameful.
Maurice ColemanLudlow 
Colin TaylorBridgnorth Branch Ludlow Constituency 
JANET KINGBromsgroveThere is obviously a need for all courts to sit publicly and to be reported.
Linda MillerTwickenham and Richmond 
Gordon KingSouth West WiltshireAnyone who is either suspected of or charged with any offence, whether or not that offence is said to impinge national security, is entitled under common law to know all of the facts (evidence) pertaining to the alligation against them. Anything less is not justice.
Louis GillOxWab 
Philip Geoffrey ThompsonAldershotNational Security is protected ultimately by making Courts open in almost every circumstance. How can the NHS withhold information from your Executives after you are dead? If you had dementia & were frightenned of everyone.
Christobel SeathCanterbury 
Pamela CollettAldershot 
Aimery de Malet RoquefortCamden Liberal Democrats 
dolores phelanflintshirereadthe preambleonthemem card.
Dave EasthamMonmouthIs any comment necessary?. Our message to the PLDP should just get on and do what's right. That is, what was passed at Conference. This is not a coalition compromise issue. More so I would say than throwing the toys out the pram over Lords reform (an action which I totally support by the way - the Tories have to learn there are consequences.)
Jamie ScottEdgbaston & Selly OakThe closed special immigration appeals tribunals should also be scrapped or seriously reformed.
Peter McClureHaltemprice and Howden 
Andrew ToyeEast DevonSecret justice is no justice: this has the potential to establish Soviet-style courts. This must be stopped
Daniel FSpelthorne 
Mione GoldspinkHertford and StortfordThank you so much for organising this petition. It is based 100% on Liberal Democratic principles, and on everything that we believe in and stand for. Thank you.
Neil SandisonRugby Justice must just not be done but should be seen to be done in open courts.
Bob AndersonFloating voterGovernment for the people BY the people, not a secret cabal
Suzy HortonPortsmouth 
Jen ParryWantage 
Dermot RoafOxWAbEvidence obtained by torture cannot be used; nor should secret evidence.
Ken PalmertonLancaster and Fleetwood 
David SimmonsCamden 
Robert HealeBrighton and Hove 
Stuart WheatcroftCarlisleI appreciate that our Parliamentarians were trying to square a difficult circle with their amendment, but the fact remains that CMP is simply the wrong way to go. Justice has to be seen to be done, and that means open justice.
Duncan StottOxford East 
Christopher Caswill North Wiltshire  
Pat Stokes-SmithLudlow 
Robert LeslieBannfshire & Buchanan Costal I do not understand how anybody who claims to be a Liberal democrat can support the concept of secret courts. They are the staple of dictatorships
Corry CashmanBuckunghamNo Government above the Law
Brian DashNew ForestExcuses about security have always been employed to attack freedom
Brian SadlerWantage 
Julia FletcherLewisham and Beckenham North 
Robert LeslieBanffshire & Buchan CostalIt shocks me that any one you claims to be liberal could support the idea of secret courts They are a base of all dictatorships
Ruth WilkinsonOxford East 
Penelope MorganWest Worcestershire A very slippery slope to go down . NO NO NO Democracy in all things. Many of West Worc swould feel this is the final straw, I include myself in this and would become an Independant councillor. Chair of West Worcs. We have continued to loose members since the election who have seen our principles erroded.
Ben LloydCardiff and Penarth 
Graham JonesOxford EastJust back from an academic conference at which I met colleagues who experienced life at the hands of the East German and Portuguese secret police or lost relatives in Nazi camps. Justice must be seen to be done, always.
Jill WhiteheadSutton 
John BryantCamden 
Tom SnowdonAmber ValleyIt should have been obvious to our leadership that this is not acceptable to the party.
Janet PageWest Dorset 
Councillor Jonathan BlochHornsey and Wood GreenWe are probably in the same categary as East Germany for tle level of surveillance and spying by MI5 and Special Branch. These organizations need to be made accountable and unfortunately the courts of law are now losing whatever little powers they enjoyed to do so.
Robert OwenWest DorsetAs a lwayer who keeps close to security issues, here and in the US, I belie ve this US inspired legislation must not be permitted to be passed.
John SmithsonHuddersfield 
Roger BarlowTatton 
vivian achwalmeon valley 
Denis CroninWakefield 
Philip MynottBrentwood and Ongar Lib DemsThis proposal has nothing to do either with liberalism or democracy - we should therefore have nothing to do with it.
mike boundNorth West Hampshiresecret means hiding things away from any public scrutiny
Peter WrigleyBatley and Spen 
Michael BrownCotswold 
Robert HamiltonSouthport 
Rob BanksLewes 
Catherine SmartCambridge 
Colin GreenEdgbaston and Selly Oak 
george roussopoulossw surreyExtremely important that this should be stopped, George R.
David James Portmore WhiteHull NorthIt is an outrageous idea - disgraceful!
Dr Susan JunedStratford on AvonSupported at conference
juliet solomonharingey 
Virginia MorckKensington & Chelsea Liberal Democrats 
Adrian SandersTorbay 
Alaric RoseOxford West and Abingdon 
Paul HeinrichDownlands (Winchester) 
Roy GreggStaffordshire Moorlands 
Fraser McCormickSwindon 
Julie Luckraft-VogesWyre and Preston North 
Simon DoddPortsmouth 
Jacquie BellEdinburgh North East and Leithwe need to act against any hearings that are held in secret
Neil DarbyPrestonI feel this Act runs counter to the Liberal Democrat constitution as as a result cannot be supported by Lib Dem MPs.
Geoff PayneHitchin and HarpendenWe have a proud tradition of defending our civil liberties and fighting against an overbearing state. If the Liberal Democrats cannot stand up for open justice then the cause is truly lost. Justice has to be done and seen to be done.
Jessica Sproxton MillerArundel & South Downs 
Trevor Tec FawcettHornsey & Wood green 
Daniel LewisNorth Somerset Liberal DemocratsThe Liberal Democrats stand for Freedom, Equality and Community, it is in the constitution of the party. It is in line with these three points that Secret Courts are banned, and something more open is put in its place. Transparency is the way forward, it promotes freedom and equality through the use of trust and honesty in the community.
sylvia jacobsSouth West Surrey 
Charles StoneOxford West and Abingdon 
Thomas LittlefordStratford-on-Avon 
Philip LathamHexham 
Lesley-Ann DupréLib DemThis bill has no place in the UK if we are to rebuild our international (and even national - amongst our own citizens - who have grown to distrust government ever more in recent years) reputation, we must be seen to be fair and to operate in the best interests of civil liberty. There can be no justification for secret justice.
Thomas LongMaidstone & The Weald 
Tracy bevanChester 
Cary MitchelManchester central 
Jason KayShepway Lib Dems 
Alan MuhammedBeckenham  
Fiona WhiteGuildfordI cannot believe that Liberal Democrats would be in favour of secret courts. The reason our liberty has been protected in the past is that any abuses would have to be carried out under the public spotlight.
Rory RobersonWorcester 
Daniel HenryLeicester 
Emily Fieran-ReedIslington 
Simon BanksNorth-east Essex 
Leon DuveenBassetlaw & Sherwood 
Chris RandallHull & HessleI hope this doesn't make me a candidate for a secret court.
Paul WildWalsall 
Peter BrooksIslington 
john oakesHARINGEY 
Theo Butt PhilipBridgwater and West Somerset 
Paul EvansStreatham 
Robert C. HowesRochford and Southend 
John Courtnagena 
Anuja PrasharBeckenham 
Granville SpencerHalton 
Salim MamdaniHornsey and Wood GreenJustice is best served when Truth comes out. Truth should come out in the open. Justice should be seen to be done. Too many people have been complaining about Secret Courts !
Elizabeth JewkesCity of ChesterHaving listened to the ludicrous arguments in favour of secret courts at Party Conference I am fully in support of this campaign.
Alan MarshallRotherham and Barnsley 
Phil CulmerToryJustice must not only be done; It must be SEEN to be done.
Gemma RoulstonREIGATE 
ShasMerton 
Camael KingBridgwater and West Somerset 
David SibleyBraintree & WithamJustice should be seen to be done. We should all have access to the evidence.
Dave GibsonGravesham & Dartford 
Elizabeth GrantBasildon, Billericay & Thurrock 
Pam CandlerNorth East Essex 
Luke TysonBasildon, Billericay and Thurrock 
Gillian CollingsBraintree & Withamthis smacks of "big brother" and we need to get rid of the bill
Trevor NunnChelmsfordThis shouldn't even be an issue.They are a a charter for cowards and bullies.
Jennifer LiddleEast Cambs 
Barry FleetBraintree & Witham 
Cllr Greg StoneNewcastle City 
Liz VerranWimbledon 
Ewan Cowhig CroftUxbridge 
Simon mcgrathMerton 
Alan DeanSaffron Walden  
Nigel AshtonSouthport 
Anna MartinGarston and Halewood 
Alex SmethurstBristol 
Alisdair Calder McGregorCity of Nottingham 
Kevin McNamaraBasildon, Billericay & Thurrock 
Robin MeltzerKensington and Chelsea  
Marisha RayIslington 
Philip PeakeLewisham & Beckenham North 
Sarah HoyleCamden 
Graham HopgoodHastings & RyeVery disappointed that there even needs to be this petition to be honest.
Elaine BagshawTower Hamlets 
James HartleyBanbury 
P J ManassehKensington and Chelsea 
James KingSouthport 
Andrew DuckerEdinburgh 
Andrew BrownCity of BristolAs a Rep who voted for the motion at conference, and against the amendment supported by our Parliamentarians, it is the position of conference I want to see them take forward. As a default position I am reluctant to seek to tie their hands whilst in coalition but some issues transcend such considerations. If the Liberal Democrats can't make a firm stand for Civil Liverties and the Rule of Law, what can we do?
Anthony FaircloughMerton 
Richard GadsdenManchester Central 
Laura GordonOxford East 
Andrew HickeyManchester Gorton 
Adam BernardCambridge 
Michael WilsonTwickenham and Richmond 
Scott CollinsSouth NorthamptonshireALL our MPs must fight to deliver the motion passed at Autumn Commence in full. We live in a democratic country where openness and transparency is the key to a truly liberal society. We rightly criticise states whose justice system does not come up to the level of our own. But the idea of secret court and in terms secret justice is no justice at all.
Scott CollinsSouth Northamptonshire 
Greg FoxsmithIslingtonSecret justice is no justice
John WastnageRichmond and Twickenham 
Paula KeaveneyGarston and Halewood 
Richard ThomasOrkney 
Carl MinnsHull & Hessle 
Sally BurnellBermondsey and Old Southwark 
Kat DadswellLiverpool Wavertree 
Andrew WallerYork Central 
Mark PlattWestminster & City of LondonJustice must always be seen to be done.
Alastair Goodall Conservative  
Alastair Goodall Lib dem 
Ruaraidh DobsonInverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey 
Charlotte HenryCamden 
kris castleyeovil 
Jennie RiggCalderdale 
Chris RichardsCamden 
John DoranWoking 
Mark HorneLiverpool West Derby 
Louise ShawStockport 
Monica WhyteHaringey 
Colin TaylorEpsom & Ewell 
Stephen MullenPreston 
Adrian J TrettLeyton & Wanstead 
Dave Revelle  
Roger CrouchRichmond & Twickenham 
daisy bensongreater reading 
Don HarrispnSE Cambs.We Lib Dems need to show our views on the issue of Secret Courts
Kathryn SturgeonCamden  
Charles DundasEdinburgh North East and Leith 
Catherine HaysHolborn and St Pancras 
John RichardsonNewark 
Peter WhelanLeeds North WestFully in agreement with aims of petition.
Peter LloydBirmingham Hall Green 
Nick DaviesWandsworth 
Luke ChapmanChatham and Aylesford 
Geoffrey PayneHackney 
Lisa SmartHazel Grove 
David HowarthCambridge 
Martin VeartNorth Edinburgh & Leith 
David LightWinchesterNo to secret courts
Jennifer ShawEaling 
Andy StrangeLuton 
Prateek BuchChingford and Woodford GreenThere simply no circumstance under which we should support these proposals.
Nick BarlowColchester 
Fiona WhiteGuildford 
Sarah LudfordIslington 
Naomi SmithWestminster 
Glyn LeyTorbayI voted to oppose Secret Courts at Autumn Conference, and am reaffirming here.
Neville FarmerWyre ForestThis is the continuation of the dismantling of our system of justice that began with Tony Blair. Do not let yet another ambitious Home Secretary put our personal freedoms at risk for the sake of a quick fix.
Peter ReisdorfWirral West 
Lester HollowaySutton 
Hannah Bettsworth Aberdeen Donside 
michaela todWinchester 
Dawn BarnesHaringey 
Caron LindsayDunfermline & West Fife 
Valerie SilbigerHaringey 
euan cameronislington 
rachel maddenashfield  
Gareth EppsReading 
Gareth LoveridgeWest Bromwich and Warley 
Barry plattSouth-East Cambridgeshire 
Aubrey WilliamsThirsk and Malton 
Simon P. HughesEpping Forest 
Catherine WanlessSlough 
Josephine HayesColchester 
Richard LeeChelmsford 
Kevin WhiteLiverpool Wavertree 
Jonah OliverNorth West Norfolk 
Will MillinshipNorth Glasgow 
Timothy OliverHull 
Maria PretzlerSwansea & Gower 
Paul WestlakeSaffron WaldenThe right to a trial in open court is fundamental to our liberty.
Luke BosmanPreston 
Alex WasyliwSouth Cambridgeshire 
John L OakesHaringey 
Nigel Quinton Welwyn Hatfield  
Julie SmithCambridge 
Penny BurgessGloucestershire 
Richard HudsonDerby City 
Christina ShawLeeds North West 
Greg JudgeCoventryHaving political influence within the judicial system compromises the rule of law, individual's civil liberties and the right to a fair and open trial. It's right that a statutory scheme is explored with discretion fully in the hands of the judiciary and no one else!
Stephen ClarkeTower Hamlets 
Sophie BridgerGlasgow North 
Duncan MacphersonCamdenBest wishes on stopping more secret courts. They are a cancer on the body politic and the antithesis of the Rule of Law.
Martin TodWinchester 
Jo ShawIslingtonNo to secret courts. Secret courts are not open, fair or free. They contradict everything the Liberal Democrats stand for. Part II of the Justice and Security Bill must be withdrawn or defeated by Liberal Democrats in parliament.

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