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LEICESTER'S BID FOR UK CITY OF CULTURE 2017

EDM (Early Day Motion) 37: tabled on 08 May 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 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 welcomes the initial bid by Leicester to become the UK's City of Culture for 2017; notes it is a city of festivals with the largest celebration of Diwali outside of India and festivals for Eid, Vaisakhi and St George's Day; further notes that Leicester has many cultural attractions, an exciting creative and cultural quarter, famous theatres such as the Haymarket and Curve, and the Space Centre; further notes that Leicester is a city of brilliant diversity, culture and language; and calls on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to give the city the title of City of Culture 2017.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.