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RETIREMENT OF REBECCA ADLINGTON OBE
EDM #1002
Tabled 31 January 2013
2012-13 Session
That this House salutes the outstanding athletic career of Olympian swimmer Rebecca Adlington OBE whose success and selfless character led her most admirably to be described then and since as the golden girl of British swimming following her stunning double gold medal victories in the 400 metres and 800 metres events at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in which she smashed previous records, including one by more than two seconds which had stood since the year of her birth, victories which also recorded her as the first British woman to win Olympic gold since Anita Lonsbrough some 48 years earlier in 1960; notes hermany other sporting successes including her holding a variety of world, international and national titles and records, her coming third at the age of only 20 years in the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year competition and more recently her magnificent bronze medals gained for the nation at the London 2012 Olympic Games; reminds all that unlike many who taste the sweetness of success this fine young lady has always remained calm, collected and true to her roots in her native Mansfield and Nottinghamshire, in particularamongst local swimming clubs and leagues, giving much of her other spare time to helpingthose much lessfortunate than herself by various means; believes that British swimming as an organised activity involved in publicgood and endeavour cannot afford to lose such strengths of character and determination as it strives to build its sport for future challenges; andcalls on its leadership to find ways of harnessing such talent, humility and dedication to aid its quest.

Signatures (57)

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
05 February 2013
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
05 February 2013
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
05 February 2013
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
05 February 2013
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
05 February 2013
Caton, Martin
Labour
06 February 2013
Clark, Katy
Labour
05 February 2013
Connarty, Michael
Labour
05 February 2013
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
06 February 2013
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
05 February 2013
Cryer, John
Labour
05 February 2013
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
05 February 2013
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
05 February 2013
Davies, Philip
Conservative
05 February 2013
De Piero, Gloria
Labour
06 February 2013
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
05 February 2013
Dorries, Nadine
Independent
05 February 2013
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
05 February 2013
Healey, John
Labour
05 February 2013
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
05 February 2013
Hermon, Lady
Independent
26 February 2013
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
05 February 2013
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
05 February 2013
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
06 February 2013
Lavery, Ian
Labour
05 February 2013
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
12 February 2013
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
05 February 2013
Mann, John
Labour
05 February 2013
McCabe, Steve
Labour
05 February 2013
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
06 February 2013
McDonnell, John
Labour
05 February 2013
Morris, David
Conservative
05 February 2013
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
05 February 2013
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
05 February 2013
Owen, Albert
Labour
05 February 2013
Perkins, Toby
Labour
05 February 2013
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
14 February 2013
Robertson, John
Labour
05 February 2013
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
05 February 2013
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
11 February 2013
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
12 February 2013
Ruane, Chris
Labour
05 February 2013
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
05 February 2013
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
07 February 2013
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
05 February 2013
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2013
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
05 February 2013
Vaz, Keith
Labour
05 February 2013
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
05 February 2013
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
05 February 2013
Williamson, Chris
Labour
05 February 2013
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion