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MEMORIAL TO COMMEMORATE THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE 1939

EDM (Early Day Motion) 559: tabled on 15 October 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 December 2014 will be the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate; observes that this was the first naval battle of the Second World War and that it was the only battle of the war to take place in South America; further notes that the battle involved three British ships, HMS Ajax, HMS Achilles and HMS Exeter; is aware that the HMS Ajax and River Plate Association are campaigning for a memorial to be erected next year at the National Memorial Arboretum in honour of the men who fought in the Battle of the River Plate; further notes that the number of surviving crew members is now in single figures; and calls on the Government to erect a memorial to recognise the bravery of those who served on HMS Ajax, HMS Achilles and HMS Exeter.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2012
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2012
Blaydon
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2012
Altrincham and Sale West
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2012
Congleton
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2012
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2012
North East Fife
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2012
Edinburgh West
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2012
Monmouth
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 November 2012
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2012
Lagan Valley
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
Liverpool, Riverside
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2012
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 17 October 2012
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
North Tyneside
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2012
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2012
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2012
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2012
New Forest East
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 24 October 2012
Belfast East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2012
Mansfield
Morris, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2012
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2012
Easington
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2012
Torfaen
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Reevell, Simon
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2012
Dewsbury
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2012
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2012
Romford
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
Glenrothes
Soames, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2012
Mid Sussex
Walker, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2012
Worcester
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2012
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.