Parliamentary Motion Specifically To Support This Site

MSE_Martin Posts: 8,272 Money Saving Expert
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Updated 25 Feb 2009


In February 2005, there was an early day motion in parliament to commend the work of this site.

Text of the Early Day Motion in full

Mr Gregory Campbell
Mr Nigel Dodds
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson
Bob Spink
Mr Mike Hancock
Mr Roy Beggs
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That this House commends the activities of those persons and groups dedicated to assisting members of the public get value for money in purchases, insurance, overdrafts and mortgages; and recognises that money saving experts like Martin Lewis at provides, on a not-for-profit basis, an incentive for ordinary consumers to pressurise large providers and financial institutions to hold down prices to the general public.

Note The above is copied from the initial motion, quite a few more MPs added their names to it since.

See the motion itself (sometimes that doesn't work, if not go to this one and scroll down to number 564)

From Martin:

I knew nothing about it until someone e-mailed me to tell me. It was very surprising, so thanks to the MPs of all parties who supported it, it is appreciated. There was a slight technical glitch in that it said the site is 'not-for-profit', where as it does make money, albeit in a way we hope is still socially beneficial (see how this site is financed)

Since then the site has grown enormously, with millions now using it every month, and rather than little more than a one man band, there's a whole team behind it. Read about MoneySavingExpert's history

Since then there have been many accolades and awards for the site. Here are just a few...
  • Help up as a model for 'the Power of information

    In a report out in Summer 2007, the site has been held up as a model of how to reach people and allow interaction in the government’s review ‘The Power Of Information’. It goes without saying that I’m chuffed to bits that the site is included and held in such high regard.

    Read a blog on it: First a call from no. 10
    Read the full report: The Power Of Information
  • Radio 2 Most useful website of the year.

    As well as being website of the day on Radio 2 many times, the site has also been picked as most useful website of the year. More info
  • Personal Finance Website of the Year.

    The site won the B&B Personal Finance Awards New Media winner.
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  • vanoonoo
    vanoonoo Posts: 1,897 Forumite
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    wow - I'm impressed and delighted and also proud to be involved. well done martin. - how'd ya feel?!
  • trafalgar_2
    trafalgar_2 Posts: 22,309 Forumite
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    Good lord I have never bothered to read such things but I will from now on.................Mentioned in dispatches:D well done to yourself Martin and everyone who works to make the site great and more importantly useful .
  • Foxy
    Foxy Posts: 10,840 Forumite
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    wtg martin. congrats you have earned it mate:)
    It is not what you give your friend, but what you are willing to give him that determines the quality of friendship. -- Mary Dixon Thayer
  • wirm
    wirm Posts: 5,273 Forumite
    Well done Martin! You deserve it! A big thanks from me too! :)
  • Glad
    Glad Posts: 18,864 Senior Ambassador
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    Awwww I'm so proud of you,

    I have tears in my eyes :)
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  • absolutely brilliant .. well done martin .

    Much deserved.

    Maybe every little might help in achieving all of our aims ... and getting you a serious tv programme contract.
  • Fantastic result for you and the team Martin, well done!
  • libra10
    libra10 Posts: 18,690 Forumite
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    This website is great for the invaluable advice and commonsense approach to moneysaving.
    Glad you have been recognised Martin, knighthood next!
  • woo hoo way to go martin love how you like to big up yourself so much. Not long till your noble peace prize or the trip to buck house for the knighthood you sooooo desperately want. ;):D
  • Pat__3
    Pat__3 Posts: 2,880 Forumite
    Terrific Martin, really pleased for you.:)

    Its nice to get the recognition you and the team deserve.;)

    You wait now there will be a Sir hood in this soon and doileys at Buck/Ham.:D
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