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COMMEMORATION OF JOHN F KENNEDY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 706: tabled on 11 November 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on 22 November 1963 and the lasting impact it has had across the world; remembers and pays tribute to his presidency and the huge contribution he made to the civil rights movement, the reduction of nuclear weapons, the introduction of Medicaid, the establishment of the Peace Corps, space exploration, and ending the Cold War; recognises the unique characteristics Kennedy brought to the presidency, and that his youth, energy, charisma, compassion and continuous belief that politics can bring out the best in people embodies not just the generation of the 1960s but those to come; recalls the intense pressure of the Cuban missile crisis and the remarkable statesmanship Kennedy displayed in preventing a global nuclear conflict; praises the efforts he undertook to close the gaps between rich and poor, young and old, black and white, American and non-American; and shares the late President's belief that, if a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

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.

Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2013
Aberdeen South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2013
Worthing West
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2013
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Workington
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 November 2013
Foyle
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Ilford South
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2013
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 18 November 2013
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 19 November 2013
North Down
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2013
Edinburgh North and Leith
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 18 November 2013
Belfast East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 November 2013
Belfast South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2013
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2013
Livingston
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2013
East Lothian
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2013
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 November 2013
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 November 2013
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Ealing, Southall
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2013
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2013
Ceredigion
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2013
St Helens South and Whiston

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.