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NEWCASTLE UNITED AND THE RENAMING OF ST JAMES' PARK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2743: tabled on 21 February 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 deeply regrets the decision to rebrand the historic home of Newcastle United Football Club, St James' Park; condemns the corporate vandalism perpetrated by the club's owners in removing the name St James' Park from the stadium; warmly endorses the now famous front page banner headline of the local Evening Chronicle `St James' Park and Always Will Be'; notes that the Chief Executive of Newcastle's new shirt sponsor, Virgin Money, has added her concerns about the rebranding and hopes that others will follow her example; further notes that Newcastle City Council has debated and agreed a motion stating that the Council has no plans to change any wayfinding signs which bear the nameSt James' Park, rather than the name of Mike Ashley's business; and urges Mike Ashley, the owner of Newcastle United, to reconsider his decision.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Blaydon
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2012
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2012
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Blyth Valley
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Stockton North
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Workington
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Holborn and St Pancras
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 February 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Eltham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
North Tyneside
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2012
Glasgow South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Jarrow
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2012
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Manchester Central
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2012
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2012
Leeds North West
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2012
Southport
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2012
Colchester
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2012
Redcar
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2012
St Helens North
Wright, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2012
Hartlepool

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.