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PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1060: tabled on 12 February 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 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 recalls that on 14 February 1963 Harold Wilson became leader of the Labour Party and subsequently served as Prime Minister from 1964 to 1970 and from 1974 to 1976 when he was forced to retire due to ill-health; notes that it was during Wilson's governments that capital punishment was abolished, homosexuality ceased to be a crime and abortion laws were radically reformed; further recalls the rapid rise in higher education opportunities during the Wilson years including the establishment of the Open University and polytechnics and that Wilson insisted on keeping Britain out of the Vietnam War, but within NATO, and gave the people of Britain a referendum on Europe; declares its surprise that no full-length statue of Harold Wilson exists in Westminster; and calls for early action to commission a statue equal in quality to that which stands in St George's Square in his home town of Huddersfield.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.