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25TH ANNIVERSARY OF BLOODY SUNDAY AND THE NEED TO RE-EXAMINE THE EVENTS OF THAT DAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 28: tabled on 19 May 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 97 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House unequivocally and totally condemns all violence; recalls the then Prime Minister, the Right honorable Member for Bexley's, strictures to Lord Widgery, the Lord Chief Justice, on 1st February 1972 that 'it had to be remembered that we were in Northern Ireland fighting not only a military war but a propaganda war' and that the Lord Justice said that 'the Tribunal would be asked to enquire into what happened, and not motives' and 'it would help if the inquiry could be restricted to what actually happened in those four minutes when men were shot and killed; this would enable the Tribunal to confine evidence to eye witnesses'; and calls upon the Government to reopen the inquiry to examine the Army's radio traffic recorded by Mr James de Wint-Porter at the time of shootings, the medical evidence which suggests that some of the victims were shot from the walls of Derry rather than ground level and whilst recalling the former Prime Minister, the honourable Member for Huntingdon's, statement that the Bloody Sunday dead were innocent, now calls upon the Prime Minister to repudiate all of the findings of the Widgery Tribunal and to recognise that having a full examination of all the relevant evidence including the Army's radio traffic, the fresh medical evidence and unexamined written statements of witnesses is the best way to exorcise the bitter memories of 25 years.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Bootle
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1997
Leeds North West
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Blyth Valley
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Ipswich
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Midlothian
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1997
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1997
Hammersmith and Fulham
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 May 1997
Perth
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1997
Upminster
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1997
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Liverpool, Garston
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 November 1997
Moray
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1997
Poplar and Canning Town
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Newport West
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1997
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Greenock and Inverclyde
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Tottenham
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1997
North Devon
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Wakefield
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
East Lothian
Hughes, Beverley
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Stretford and Urmston
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 1997
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Bolton South East
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Warrington North
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 January 1998
Ynys Môn
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1997
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Bethnal Green and Bow
Leslie, Mr Christopher
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Shipley
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Bury South
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 2 June 1997
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 1997
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 May 1997
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Thurrock
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 May 1997
Newry and Armagh
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Dundee East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 May 1997
South Down
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Moran, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Luton South
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Sunderland South
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Bristol North West
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Nuneaton
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Burnley
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Ealing North
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Portsmouth North
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1998
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Dundee West
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 November 1997
Banff and Buchan
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1997
Reading West
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Aberdeen North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Nottingham South
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Warrington South
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Dunfermline West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Wellingborough
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Wigan
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
South Derbyshire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
St Helens North
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 November 1997
Angus
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 June 1997
Caernarfon
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1997
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Walsall North
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.