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RECOGNITION OF MARY SEACOLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 919: tabled on 15 January 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 89 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House is aware of history which records the many heroic and compassionate acts carried out unselfishly by renowned war nursing heroine Mary Seacole for innumerable wounded soldiers injured on the Crimean War's bloody battlefields; notes her efforts have rightly become part of the nation's schools educational curriculum with further recognition of her contribution shortly to be revealed by the unveiling of a large bronze statue in her memory to be erected in the grounds of St Thomas' Hospital facing the Houses of Parliament; is therefore greatly alarmed by reports that the Secretary of State for Education has announced plans to overhaul the core history content taught to our nation's schoolchildren which won't include the story of her exploits on behalf of others; reminds the Minister that at the age of 50 years she paid her own way to the front to help establish a centre to administer the sick and tended to the wounded on the battlefield throughout the war much of the time under bombardment, brave and caring acts which led to her being little rewarded for all of her distinguished service in the field as she returned to Britain impoverished and had to declare bankruptcy; and believes the nation and its children are best served by being reminded of such unselfishness and hopes the Secretary of State will desist in his attempt to undermine her memory.

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 28 January 2013
Blaydon
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2013
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2013
York Central
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Bootle
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2013
Sheffield Central
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2013
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2013
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2013
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
Cynon Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2013
Islington North
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
Stockton North
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Glasgow South West
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 February 2013
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2013
Aberdeen North
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
North East Derbyshire
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2013
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2013
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 17 January 2013
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2013
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2013
Edinburgh East
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2013
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2013
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2013
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2013
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2013
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Preston
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Lanark and Hamilton East
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2013
Cheltenham
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2013
Dulwich and West Norwood
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Manchester, Gorton
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2013
Tottenham
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2013
Manchester, Withington
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 5 March 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2013
Dundee West
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
Leeds East
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2013
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Ynys Môn
Percy, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2013
Brigg and Goole
Powell, Lucy
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2013
Manchester Central
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Bolton South East
Reed, Mr Steve
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2013
Croydon North
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2013
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2013
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2013
Colchester
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2013
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Huddersfield
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 January 2013
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Bolsover
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2013
Hazel Grove
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2013
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2013
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 January 2013
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2013
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2013
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2013
Bristol West
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2013
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

RECOGNITION OF MARY SEACOLE (Amendment 1)
leave out from`bankruptcy;' to end and add, `and calls on the Secretary of State to ensure that the children in British schools continue to be taught about all the different people who have shaped the nation, including Mary Seacole.'.
Liberal Democrat, Brent Central
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signatures
EDM 919A1: tabled on 7 February 2013