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BURMESE CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1578: tabled on 15 May 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 74 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 announcement by Burma's ruling junta that a new constitution was given overwhelming backing in a referendum carried out on 10th May in the midst of the catastrophe caused by Cyclone Nargis; notes that the draft constitution has been designed to entrench military rule in Burma and is opposed by pro-democracy groups within Burma; is appalled that the regime continued with the planned referendum even as thousands of Burmese men, women and children were dying in the devastated Irawaddy Delta region; dismisses the claims by the generals that voter turnout was 99 per cent. and that the constitution was approved by more than 92 per cent. of all eligible voters; again calls on the junta to release all political prisoners inside Burma including Aung San Suu Kyi; and encourages the Government to continue working with international partners to overcome the resistance of the regime in Burma to a full international humanitarian effort to bring relief to the cyclone survivors.

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, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2008
Erith and Thamesmead
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2008
Banbury
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Leeds West
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 2 June 2008
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2008
Buckingham
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2008
City of Durham
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2008
Altrincham and Sale West
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Dumfries and Galloway
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Twickenham
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2008
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 21 May 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2008
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2008
Rochford and Southend East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 May 2008
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Sunderland North
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2008
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2008
St Ives
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Plymouth, Sutton
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2008
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2008
Hammersmith and Fulham
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2008
Nottingham East
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2008
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2008
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2008
Chesterfield
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2008
Cheltenham
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2008
Bromsgrove
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2008
Manchester, Withington
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Birmingham, Perry Barr
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 June 2008
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 May 2008
Belfast South
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 June 2008
South Down
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2008
East Lothian
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2008
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2008
Leeds North West
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2008
Bristol North West
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Hyndburn
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2008
Southport
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2008
Romford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
UK Independence Party
Signed on 2 June 2008
Castle Point
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 2 June 2008
Esher and Walton
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Sherwood
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2008
Broxbourne
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2008
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 19 May 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2008
Upminster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2008
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough

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.