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COMMONWEALTH DAY 2009 AND THE COMMONWEALTH AT 60

EDM (Early Day Motion) 919: tabled on 26 February 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 93 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 marks Commonwealth Day on 9 March; notes the importance of the theme for 2009, which is The Commonwealth at 60 - serving a new generation; believes that the Commonwealth is well placed to work with governments and development partners to support young people, being an organisation of great diversity, which includes countries of different sizes in all continents and with a shared commitment to human welfare, political rights and parliamentary democracy; and supports the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK branch's intensive programme of international conferences, exchanges and activities, and the Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedures, 1 to 13 March 2009, which strengthen parliamentary democracy and contribute greatly to the international parliamentary outreach work of the Houses of Parliament.

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.

Armstrong, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
North West Durham
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Kingswood
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
South Ribble
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2009
Bournemouth West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Gower
Chapman, Ben
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Wirral South
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Tyne Bridge
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Keighley
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Crosby
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Glasgow South West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Stroud
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2009
Ribble Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2009
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2009
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2009
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
North Devon
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Houghton and Washington East
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Liverpool, Walton
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2009
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2009
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2009
Bracknell
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Blackpool South
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Leeds North West
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Nuneaton
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Pendle
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2009
Romford
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2009
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Colchester
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Enfield North
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2009
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Glasgow Central
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Ealing, Southall
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2009
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Bradford West
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 2 March 2009
Castle Point
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Edinburgh East
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
North West Leicestershire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Pudsey
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2009
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 2 March 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 April 2009
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2009
Congleton

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.