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PETERLOO MASSACRE MEMORIAL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 469: tabled on 03 September 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 that on 16 August 1819 a peaceful rally at St Peter's Fields, Manchester, of 60,000 pro-democracy campaigners men, women and children was attacked by armed cavalry resulting in 15 deaths and over 600 injuries; believes that it is now time for a permanent memorial to the Peterloo Massacre to remember those killed and injured and the impact it had on the fight for democracy; further notes that, in a 2006 survey by The Guardian, Peterloo was voted the second most radical eventfrom British history without a proper monument; welcomes Manchester City Council's u-turn over plans to mark Peterloo with a set of commemorative gates; urges the council to install a prominent, explanatory and respectful monument and to work with campaigners and residents to find a fitting tribute; furtherbelieves that it is vitally important that there is democratic involvement in how to mark this significant event, and condemns the Council's proposal that a panel of just three councillors from the administration should make the final decision; further urges the Council to consider holding a memorial design competition and to ensure the public are involved throughout the process; and calls for a detailed design brief to be worked up to ensure that the memorial is sited in a prominent location that it is informative of what happened and that it is respectful of those peoplewho gave their lives.

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.

Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2012
Islington North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
Coventry South
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 September 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2012
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2012
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 7 September 2012
Bradford West
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2012
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
Luton North
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 September 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 October 2012
Belfast South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2012
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2012
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 September 2012
Leeds North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 12 September 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2012
Southport
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 September 2012
North Cornwall
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 September 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2012
Ealing, Southall
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 September 2012
Pendle
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 September 2012
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 September 2012
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2012
Ceredigion

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.