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Democracy in Chile

EDM (Early Day Motion) 221: tabled on 18 December 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 warmly welcomes the return of Chile to the community of free and democratic nations of which it was a member for 150 years until September 1973; congratulates the people of Chile whose sacrifice, love of peace and belief in democracy made this new beginning possible; expresses its supports and that of the British people for the newly President, Mr Patricio Aylwin, in the difficult years ahead, in which democracy, social justice and sound and stable economic prosperity will have to be patiently built; congratulates also the United Democratic Opposition of Chile for their historic victory, which is the result of tolerance, goodwill and patriotism, and hopes that such feelings, which will be most needed in office, will persist; calls upon the United Kingdom's partners in the European Community to consider a special package of economic, financial, technological and political measures aimed at strengthening the Chilean economy and its democratic institutions; also calls for special international measures to discourage both military interference in affairs of civilian life in Chile and Latin America; and shares the hope and joy of the Chilean people and pays homage to all those who through the sacrifice of their lives played such a significant part in bringing to Chile these new days of freedom and hope.

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.

Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1989
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Easington
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1989
Glasgow, Pollok
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1989
Glasgow, Hillhead
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Wentworth
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1989
Warrington North
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Coventry North East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Barnsley Central
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1989
Liverpool, Garston
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Halifax
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1989
Dundee East
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1990
Makerfield
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1989
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1989
Sheffield, Heeley
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Liverpool, Riverside
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Gateshead East
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1990
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Dundee West
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Islington South and Finsbury
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Wansbeck
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1989
Glasgow Central

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.