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OXFORD UNION AND BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 358: tabled on 21 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 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 supports the call by the right hon. Member for Oxford East for the Oxford Union to retract its invitation to Nick Griffin, the British National Party leader, and the Holocaust denier, David Irving, to address the Union; applauds the decision of the hon. Members for the Rhondda, Kilmarnock and Loudoun, Rotherham, Ealing North and others to withdraw from speaking engagements in protest at the decision of the Union President and former Conservative future Chairman, Luke Tryl, to provide a platform for racists and anti-Semites despite widespread objections from present and former members of the Oxford Union and calls on other hon. Members, including the hon. Member for Oxford West and Abingdon, to do the same; notes the threats from far-right groups to target any anti-racist demonstrators; and calls upon the Conservative Party leader and the acting Liberal Democrat leader to make their views known on the issue.

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 26 November 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2007
Buckingham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Islington North
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Stroud
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Sunderland North
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2007
Hastings and Rye
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 26 November 2007
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Plymouth, Sutton
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Llanelli
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2007
Midlothian
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Ashton-under-Lyne
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Clwyd South
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Edmonton
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Bristol East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 November 2007
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Cardiff South and Penarth
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Cardiff North
Morley, Elliot
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Scunthorpe
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Nuneaton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Ynys Môn
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Dover
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Bradford North
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Glasgow Central
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2007
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Milton Keynes South West
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Islington South and Finsbury
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Stourbridge
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 26 November 2007
Liverpool, West Derby
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Walsall North

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.