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ALAN TURING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 225: tabled on 19 June 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 commemorates Alan Turing on his birthday, 23 June, for his many mathematical and scientific breakthroughs including the vital contribution he made 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; deplores the fact that he was forced to take oestrogen therapy or be sent to prison if he did not comply; expresses profound sorrow that he went on to take his own life on 8 June 1954 at the age of just 41 years; recognises that so far over 34,000 people have signed the e-petition on the 10 Downing Street website calling for Alan Turing to be pardoned; calls therefore for a posthumous or disregarded conviction to be granted; 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.

Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2012
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2012
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2012
Aberdeen South
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2012
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2012
Edinburgh West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Lewisham West and Penge
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2012
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2012
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2012
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Luton North
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2012
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kirby, Simon
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2012
Brighton, Kemptown
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 4 July 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2012
Leeds North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2012
Southport
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2012
Pendle
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2012
Hove
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2012
Bristol West
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2012
Norwich South