Skip to main content

NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR VICTIMS OF SLAVERY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2155: tabled on 11 May 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 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 commends the French government for organising Europe's first national day in remembrance of the millions of victims of slavery; recognises that the UK also allowed slavery and slave-trading before becoming one of the first countries to make slavery illegal and help end the trade on the high seas; further recognises that significant amounts of the United Kingdom's national wealth was built upon the efforts of slaves; notes with regret that the UK has no national day of remembrance for the victims of slavery; further notes that slavery and other types of indentured labour still exist across the world; and calls for a determined effort by all governments to stamp out such practices.

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 17 May 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2006
Rhondda
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2006
Brent South
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Livingston
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 May 2006
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Sunderland North
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Stoke-on-Trent South
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2006
St Ives
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2006
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Tamworth
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2006
Tooting
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2006
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 May 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Carlisle
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 May 2006
Belfast South
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Dundee West
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Cardiff North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 May 2006
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Wolverhampton North East
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
North Cornwall
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2006
Nottingham South
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 July 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2006
Bristol West
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.