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LONDON LAUNCH OF OPEN BETHLEHEM PROJECT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 983: tabled on 08 November 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 88 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 is saddened by the devastating impact that the construction of the Israeli separation barrier has had upon the historic city of Bethlehem; notes that the city is encircled by the barrier on two sides and by a series of roadblocks and restricted roads on the other which have left it isolated from the rest of the West Bank and Jerusalem; observes with alarm that this has divided families, seized land and left Bethlehemites isolated from sites of special religious significance as well as damaging the tourist industry on which many people rely; notes the special significance in which many people of different faiths hold the city; welcomes the launch in London of the Open Bethlehem project, to attract new creative work and investment to the region and to bring to international attention the gravity of the situation in Bethlehem; and supports Open Bethlehem's positive objective of an open, democratic and diverse Middle East, with the right of all people, regardless of their faith and ethnic background, to live with dignity in their homeland.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2005
East Surrey
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Leeds West
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Reigate
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2005
Canterbury
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
West Ham
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2006
Taunton
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Gower
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
Sheffield, Hallam
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Easington
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2005
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 November 2005
Foyle
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2005
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Norwich North
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Bishop Auckland
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2005
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2005
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
Preston
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2006
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
Yeovil
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2005
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2005
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 November 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Malik, Mr Shahid
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Dewsbury
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2005
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Bristol East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Glasgow North
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Bridgend
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2005
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Cardiff North
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Knowsley South
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 December 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2005
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Glasgow Central
Seabeck, Alison
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Plymouth, Devonport
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Nottingham South
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Leicester South
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 6 December 2005
Wyre Forest
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Islington South and Finsbury
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2005
Conwy
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.