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MURDER OF HILDA MURRELL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 433: tabled on 16 July 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 notes with concern that, as documented in the new edition of the book about Hilda Murrell’s murder, A Thorn in Their Side, by her nephew Commander Robert Green, Royal Navy (Retired), key forensic and other evidence was not disclosed at the 2005 trial and the 2006 appeal of Andrew George, who was convicted of the abduction and murder of the internationally renowned rose grower and anti-nuclear campaigner in 1984; further notes Michael Mansfield QC’s view that the book raises serious and substantial doubts about the criminal investigations to date into this controversial case; supports Mansfield’s call for a Commission of Inquiry into the case along similar lines to the Hillsborough Independent Panel; and recommends that all relevant papers be published by the Home Office and the West Mercia Police.

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.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Stockton North
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2013
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 July 2013
Foyle
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 16 July 2013
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2013
North Tyneside
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Luton North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2013
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 17 July 2013
Belfast East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Leeds East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 September 2013
South Down
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 July 2013
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Bolsover
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2013
Ceredigion
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Batley and Spen

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.