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BARACK OBAMA AND THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2419: tabled on 05 November 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 84 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House congratulates Barack Obama on his election as the 44th President of the United States of America; recognises that first and foremost his election is an endorsement of his skills as a leader, an orator and a politician; notes that even a few years ago it would have been unimaginable for an African-American man to run for President let alone win; identifies him as a shining example of how far America has come in respect of integration and equality; welcomes the record level of turnout during this election and its positive impact on democracy; and looks forward to a new era in the relationship between our two countries and the wider world.

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.

Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Staffordshire Moorlands
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Aberdeen South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2008
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2008
Dumfries and Galloway
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2008
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2008
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2008
Brigg and Goole
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2008
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2008
Keighley
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Crosby
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 6 November 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Livingston
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2008
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 November 2008
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2008
Lichfield
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2008
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2008
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2008
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
Cheltenham
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2008
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2008
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2008
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2008
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2008
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2008
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2008
Richmond Park
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2008
Manchester, Withington
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
High Peak
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2008
Manchester Central
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2008
Bracknell
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Amber Valley
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 November 2008
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Mansfield
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2008
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2008
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Glasgow North West
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Glasgow Central
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Ealing, Southall
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Bradford West
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
North West Leicestershire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
Brent East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 November 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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

BARACK OBAMA AND THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Amendment 1)
at end add `; and particularly welcomes the election of an African-American President on his own merits without the use of positive discrimination.'.
Conservative, Altrincham and Sale West
21
signatures
EDM 2419A1: tabled on 6 November 2008