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ALAN TURING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 30: tabled on 08 May 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 commemorates Alan Turing on his birthday, 23 June, for his many mathematical and scientific breakthroughs including the vital contribution he made to Britain's war effort by inventing the machine that broke the Enigma code; regrets that following his years of national service, he received a criminal conviction for having a sexual relationship with another man; deplores the fact that he was forced to take oestrogen therapy or be sent to prison if he did not comply; expresses profound sorrow that he went on to take his own life on 8 June 1954 at the age of just 41 years; recognises that so far over 34,000 people have signed the e-petition on the 10 Downing Street website calling for Alan Turing to be pardoned; calls therefore for a posthumous or disregarded conviction to be granted; and acknowledges the huge and unnecessary suffering that he and so many other gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have had to endure.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2013
York Central
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2013
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
North East Derbyshire
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 26 June 2013
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2013
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2013
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2013
North Devon
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 15 May 2013
North Down
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 16 May 2013
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 20 May 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2013
Blackpool South
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Middlesbrough
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2013
Mansfield
Morris, David
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2013
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2013
Leeds North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2013
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 May 2013
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 May 2013
Upper Bann
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2013
Walsall South
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2013
Bradford East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 May 2013
Angus

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.