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UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTION ON DEFAMATION OF RELIGIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 864: tabled on 19 October 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 148 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 strongly supports every person's right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including freedom to change religion or belief as stated in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is deeply concerned that the United Nations resolution on Combating defamation of religions introduced annually at the UN by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference has the effect of severely restricting these foundational freedoms and undermines the right to religious liberty; encourages the ongoing work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on this issue; welcomes the Right to Believe global petition of the Open Doors charity; and urges United Nations member states to reject this resolution.

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.

Aldous, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 November 2010
Waveney
Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2010
Lewisham East
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2011
South Norfolk
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2010
Basildon and Billericay
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2010
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2010
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2010
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2010
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2010
Sheffield South East
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2010
Northampton South
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2010
City of Durham
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2010
Salford and Eccles
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2010
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2011
Sheffield Central
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2010
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2010
Canterbury
Bridgen, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2010
North West Leicestershire
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2010
Congleton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2010
Gordon
Burley, Mr Aidan
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2010
Cannock Chase
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2010
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 October 2010
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2010
North East Fife
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2010
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2011
West Lancashire
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2011
Edinburgh West
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2010
Dagenham and Rainham
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2010
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2010
Coventry South
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2010
Scunthorpe
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2010
Glasgow South West
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2010
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2010
Shipley
Davis, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2010
Haltemprice and Howden
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 October 2010
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 October 2010
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2010
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2010
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 October 2010
Foyle
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2010
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2010
Sefton Central
Evans, Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2011
Cardiff North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2010
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2010
Birkenhead
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2010
Bath
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2010
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2010
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2010
St Austell and Newquay
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2010
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2010
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2010
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2010
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2010
North Wiltshire
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2010
Stretford and Urmston
Hames, Duncan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2010
Chippenham
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2010
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2010
Portsmouth South
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2010
Delyn
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2010
Glasgow South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2010
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 1 November 2010
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2010
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2010
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2010
Cheltenham
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 December 2010
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Hunt, Tristram
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2010
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2010
Cambridge
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2010
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2010
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2010
Gainsborough
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 November 2010
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 22 November 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2010
Bristol East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 December 2010
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 November 2010
Belfast South
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2010
Wirral South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2011
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2010
Mansfield
Metcalfe, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2010
South Basildon and East Thurrock
Mordaunt, Penny
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2010
Portsmouth North
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2010
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2010
Livingston
Morris, David
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2010
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2010
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2010
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2011
Leeds North West
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2010
Wells
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2010
Torfaen
Nash, Pamela
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2010
Airdrie and Shotts
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2010
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2010
Wolverhampton North East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2011
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2010
Glasgow North West
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2010
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2010
Coventry North West
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2010
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2010
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2010
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2010
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2010
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2011
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2010
Huddersfield
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2010
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 October 2010
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2010
Bolsover
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2011
Pendle
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2010
South West Devon
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 11 November 2010
Beverley and Holderness
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2010
Redcar
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2010
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2010
Poole
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2010
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2010
Walsall South
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2010
Cleethorpes
Walker, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2010
Worcester
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2010
North Dorset
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2010
Bradford East
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
West Bromwich East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 December 2010
Angus
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2010
Maldon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2011
Bristol West
Williamson, Gavin
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2010
South Staffordshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2011
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2011
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2010
Hartlepool
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2010
Norwich South

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.