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PETER BENENSON, FOUNDER OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 790: tabled on 28 February 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 107 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 pays tribute to Peter Benenson, the founder of Amnesty International, who died on 25th February; recognises his colossal contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide; fully concurs with the comments by Irene Khan, the current Secretary General of Amnesty International, that his life was a courageous testament to his visionary commitment to fight injustice around the world, that 'he brought light into the darkness of prisons, the horror of torture chambers and tragedy of death camps around the world' and that he was 'a man whose conscience shone in a cruel and terrifying world, who believed in the power of ordinary people to bring about extraordinary change and, by creating Amnesty International, he gave each of us the opportunity to make a difference'; and notes that Amnesty International is the world's largest independent human rights organisation, with over 1.8 million members and supporters committed to the upholding of human rights and the founding values set out by Peter Benenson.

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.

Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2005
Worthing West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Manchester, Withington
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Dumfries
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2005
Chipping Barnet
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Putney
Cook, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Livingston
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2005
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Tooting
Cranston, Sir Ross
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Dudley North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2005
Ribble Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Aberavon
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2005
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Walthamstow
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2005
Leicester South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2005
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2005
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2005
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
Cheltenham
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 March 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Glasgow, Shettleston
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Dumbarton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2005
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Normanton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Ayr
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Ynys Môn
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Ilford North
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
West Lancashire
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Ealing North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 March 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2005
Southport
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Dundee West
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2005
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Glasgow, Govan
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Nottingham South
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Blaenau Gwent
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
City of Durham
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2005
Truro and St Austell
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 March 2005
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2005
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2005
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2005
Angus
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.