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ALAN TURING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2660: tabled on 30 January 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 notes the vital contributionmadeby Alan Turing to Britain's war effort by inventing the machine that broke the Enigma code; regrets that following his years of national service he received a criminal conviction for having a sexual relationship with another man; further regrets that he was forced to take oestrogen therapy or be sent to prison if he did not comply; further regrets that he went on to take his own life on 8 June 1954 at the age of just 41 years; further notes that so far over 21,000 people have signed the e-petition on the 10 Downing Street website calling for Alan Turing to be pardoned; and supports these calls, and acknowledges the huge and unnecessary suffering that he and so many other gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have had to endure.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2012
Worthing West
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2012
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2012
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2012
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2012
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2012
Edinburgh West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2012
St Ives
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 8 February 2012
North Down
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2012
Eastleigh
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 February 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2012
Blackpool South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2012
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2012
Leeds North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2012
North Cornwall
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2012
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2012
Strangford
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2012
Walsall South
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2012
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.