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ARREST OF COLOMBIAN TRADE UNIONIST

EDM (Early Day Motion) 101: tabled on 06 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 126 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 notes with extreme concern the arrest on 27th October 2007 by the Colombian authorities of opposition candidate Moises Delgado and trade union leader Eliberto Poveda in the region of Sumapaz; notes that the detention of Mr Delgado occurred only a day before he was due to be a candidate in Colombia's regional elections and that he was one of a number of opposition candidates to be incarcerated in the run up to the election in what appears to be an attempt to subvert the democratic process; further notes that numerous trade unionists have been detained in Colombia and held for months and sometimes years without being convicted of any crime; and calls upon the UK Government to make urgent representations to the Colombian government on the fate of these two men and to consider an immediate freeze in UK military assistance to Colombia until such time as the Colombian authorities begin respecting the human rights and legitimate political activity of the Colombian people.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2007
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Aberdeen South
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2007
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
South East Cornwall
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
West Ham
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2008
Dumfries and Galloway
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2007
Gordon
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2007
West Chelmsford
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2007
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 12 November 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2007
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 November 2007
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2007
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 26 November 2007
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2007
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Norwich North
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2007
Falmouth and Camborne
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2007
Portsmouth South
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2007
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2007
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 2007
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2008
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Barnsley Central
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Clwyd South
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Houghton and Washington East
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2007
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
Battersea
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Edmonton
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 November 2007
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 November 2007
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 October 2008
South Down
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2008
Newark
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
East Lothian
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2008
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Leeds East
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Bristol North West
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Nuneaton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Hyndburn
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 November 2007
Moray
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Reading West
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2007
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2007
Bolsover
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2008
Warrington South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2007
Manchester, Blackley
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
North West Leicestershire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 6 November 2007
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2008
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2007
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2007
Batley and Spen