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FIDEL CASTRO

EDM (Early Day Motion) 982: tabled on 20 February 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 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 commends the achievements of Fidel Castro in securing first-class free healthcare and education provision for the people of Cuba despite the 44 year illegal US embargo of the Cuban economy; notes the great strides Cuba has taken during this period in many fields such as biotechnology and sport in both of which Cuba is a world leader; acknowledges the esteem in which Castro is held by the people and leaders of Africa, Asia and Latin America for leading the calls for emancipation of the world's poorest people from slavery, hunger and the denial of human rights such as the right to life, the right to shelter, the right to healthcare and basic medicines and the right to education; welcomes the EU statement that constructive engagement with Cuba at this time is the most responsible course of action; and calls upon the Government to respect Cuba's right to self-determination and resist the aggressive forces within the US Administration who are openly planning their own illegal transition in Cuba.

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 20 February 2008
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Erith and Thamesmead
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Aberdeen South
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2008
Birmingham, Northfield
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Bury North
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2008
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2008
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2008
Easington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 22 February 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2008
Holborn and St Pancras
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Stroud
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 26 February 2008
Bethnal Green and Bow
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Leeds North East
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2008
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2008
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Barnsley Central
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2008
Swansea East
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Liverpool, Walton
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Thurrock
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
East Lothian
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2008
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2008
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2008
Nuneaton
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Ynys Môn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2008
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Wolverhampton North East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2008
Halifax
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Reading West
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2008
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2008
Eccles
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2008
North West Leicestershire
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Islington South and Finsbury
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2008
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2008
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Batley and Spen

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.