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RECOGNITION FOR BRITISH HEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1175: tabled on 24 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 138 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 salutes the courage of British citizens who aided and rescued Jewish people and other minority groups during the Holocaust at great personal risk to themselves and their families; notes that in the midst of the depravity and desperation of the Holocaust, which saw the very worst of mankind, these individuals exemplified the very best of humanity in the compassion, courage and bravery they showed in rescuing thousands from certain death; believes that just as the memory of those who suffered and perished in the Holocaust should never be forgotten, the memory of those who helped save so many lives should be remembered and honoured; lauds the work of the Holocaust Educational Trust in seeking to bring greater recognition to such individuals; further notes that many communities take great pride in honouring local heroes of the Holocaust such as Jane Haining in Dumfriesshire, June Ravenhall in Warwickshire and Major Frank Foley in Stourbridge; believes it to be inadequate that while many of these individuals have been recognised as Righteous Among the Nations at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust Memorial authority, they have not been honoured or recognised by the British Government in their own lifetime; and calls on the Government to consider changing the statutes governing the honours system to allow the granting of posthumous honours and to consider ways in which appropriate recognition can be afforded to these individuals.

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 26 March 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2009
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2009
Blaydon
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2009
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2009
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 March 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2009
Harwich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Brigg and Goole
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2009
Hertsmere
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Islington North
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Easington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Hendon
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2009
Huntingdon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Aberdeen North
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2009
Mid Bedfordshire
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2009
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 March 2009
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2009
Ribble Valley
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Aberavon
Fraser, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2009
South West Norfolk
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2009
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Romsey
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2009
North Wiltshire
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2009
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 April 2009
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Chesterfield
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2009
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2009
Bromsgrove
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2009
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2009
New Forest East
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2009
Edmonton
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2009
Bracknell
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Thurrock
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2009
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2009
Blackpool South
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 April 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 April 2009
Belfast South
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2009
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Leeds North West
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2009
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2009
Knowsley South
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2009
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 30 March 2009
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2009
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Halifax
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2009
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2009
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Rochdale
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
Glenrothes
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Enfield North
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Glasgow Central
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2009
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2009
South West Bedfordshire
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 April 2009
Upper Bann
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2009
Mid Norfolk
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2009
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2009
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 25 March 2009
Castle Point
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2009
Beverley and Holderness
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Stockton South
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Brent East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2009
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2009
Islwyn
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 25 March 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2009
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 April 2009
East Antrim

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.