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ABDUCTION OF ALAN JOHNSTON

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1194: tabled on 21 March 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 69 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 condemns the abduction of the highly respected BBC reporter Alan Johnston; notes that he was the only Western journalist living in Gaza; offers support to his family; recognises the vital importance of independent reporting in Gaza and other volatile environments and the risks journalists take in reporting from danger zones; further notes that 14 foreign journalists in Gaza have been abuducted since August 2005; and supports the ongoing efforts of the BBC and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to secure his release at the earliest opportunity.

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.

Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Dudley North
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2007
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2007
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2007
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2007
South East Cornwall
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
West Ham
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2007
Rhondda
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
Enfield, Southgate
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 March 2007
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2007
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2007
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2007
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2007
Livingston
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 May 2007
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2007
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2007
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2007
Ribble Valley
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2007
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2007
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2007
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2007
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2007
St Ives
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2007
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2007
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2007
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2007
Chesterfield
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2007
North Essex
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2007
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 March 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2007
East Worthing and Shoreham
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 March 2007
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 March 2007
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2007
Hayes and Harlington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2007
Leeds North West
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2007
Bristol North West
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2007
Eddisbury
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2007
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 April 2007
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2007
Southport
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2007
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2007
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2007
Glasgow Central
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2007
Bradford West
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2007
Mid Sussex
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2007
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2007
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 May 2007
Caernarfon
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2007
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.