Michael Clapham

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Michael Clapham is the Labour MP for Barnsley West & Penistone until standing down in 2010.

Clapham is a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association[1]

Climate Change

In January 2010, Michael Clapham seconded Early Day Motion 524: Recognising Climate Change which states that "this House agrees that climate change is happening and is man-made" and calls this statement a "fact, which has the support of the overwhelming majority of the scientific community"[2].

Libel Law Reform

In February 2010, Michael Clapham signed Early Day Motion 423 calling for a reform of the English libel law[3]. The motion noted that human rights activists, scientists, writers and journalists are currently prevented from publishing, and the public prevented from reading, matters of strong public interest due to the chilling effect of the law.


  1. http://www.humanism.org.uk/about/people/distinguished-supporters
  2. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/524
  3. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/423

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