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RETIREMENT OF REBECCA ADLINGTON OBE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1002: tabled on 31 January 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 57 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 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.

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 5 February 2013
Blaydon
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
West Bromwich West
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Glasgow South West
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2013
Shipley
De Piero, Gloria
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Ashfield
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 February 2013
Lagan Valley
Dorries, Nadine
Independent
Signed on 5 February 2013
Mid Bedfordshire
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 February 2013
Bradford West
Healey, John
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Wentworth and Dearne
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Preston
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 26 February 2013
North Down
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Lanark and Hamilton East
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Swansea East
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Dulwich and West Norwood
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2013
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 February 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Bassetlaw
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 February 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Morris, David
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2013
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Wigan
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Ynys Môn
Perkins, Toby
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Chesterfield
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2013
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Glasgow North West
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2013
Tewkesbury
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2013
North Cornwall
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Bolsover
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Bradford South
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2013
Redcar
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Harrow West
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Leicester East
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
West Bromwich East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
St Helens North
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Derby North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.