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WALTER TULL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1851: tabled on 20 June 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 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 remembers Walter Tull for his contribution to British sport as a professional footballer for Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town football clubs; expresses its sincere gratitude for his lesser-known role as a soldier who fought in the 17th Middlesex Regiment during the First World War; notes that he was accepted for Officer Training and appointed to a Commission in the Special Reserve of Officers in 1917; remembers that he sadly lost his life as an officer of the 23rd Middlesex regiment in 1918; notes that his Commanding Officer mentioned him in despatches for his `gallantry and coolness' on the Italian Front and recommended him for a Military Cross; regrets that he was not awarded the Cross because, as a British citizen of non-European descent, he should not have been commissioned at all; and calls upon the Government to right this sizeable injustice by posthumously awarding him the Military Cross for his gallantry.

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.

Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2008
West Bromwich West
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2008
Wellingborough
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2008
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 2008
Worthing West
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2008
Taunton
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 June 2008
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2008
Blyth Valley
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2008
Hertsmere
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2008
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2008
Keighley
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2008
Shipley
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2008
Mid Bedfordshire
Duncan Smith, Mr Iain
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2008
Chingford and Woodford Green
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2008
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2008
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2008
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Fraser, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2008
South West Norfolk
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2008
Scarborough and Whitby
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2008
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2008
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2008
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2008
South Holland and The Deepings
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2008
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2008
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2008
Cheadle
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2008
Peterborough
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2008
Feltham and Heston
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2008
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 June 2008
South Antrim
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2008
Mansfield
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2008
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2008
Ealing North
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2008
Wolverhampton North East
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2008
Colchester
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2008
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2008
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 June 2008
Upper Bann
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2008
Manchester, Blackley
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2008
Poole
Timpson, Edward
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2008
Crewe and Nantwich
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2008
Broxbourne
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2008
Lancaster and Wyre
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 24 June 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2008
Northavon
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2008
Macclesfield
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2008
Great Yarmouth

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.