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AFRICAN ELEPHANTS AND THE IVORY TRADE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 773: tabled on 21 November 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 127 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 alarm that an estimated 40,000 African elephants are killed each year, one every 15 minutes, out of a total population of 400,000; recognises that the profits from the illegal wildlife trade pose an increasing threat to security by funding criminal gangs and terrorism, including al-Shabab, the Somali cell of al-Qaeda; welcomes the Government's active role as a party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and its support for a total ban on ivory sales; further welcomes the training and support provided by the British Army for the Kenya Wildlife Services anti-poaching rangers; further welcomes the Foreign Secretary's initiative to host a high-level conference on illegal wildlife trade in February 2014; encourages the Government in its efforts to secure a commitment from the international community to work together to reduce demand for wildlife products, to enforce the law, and to provide sustainable alternative livelihoods; and calls on the Government to encourage international support for the protection of elephants which are now universally acknowledged as intelligent, social, sentient beings and to use the overseas aid budget to make a substantial and strategically important contribution to the African Elephant Action Plan adopted in 2010 by all 38 African Elephant Range States in order to enable African countries to take the necessary steps to protect their elephants from poachers and to stop the illegal trafficking of ivory.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Aldous, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2013
Waveney
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2013
Blaydon
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2013
Rother Valley
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2013
Aberdeen South
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2013
Altrincham and Sale West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2013
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Burley, Mr Aidan
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2013
Cannock Chase
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 November 2013
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Neil
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2013
Stroud
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Gower
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2013
Hertsmere
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2013
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2013
Edinburgh West
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2013
Chatham and Aylesford
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2014
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Glasgow South West
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2013
Monmouth
Davies, Glyn
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2013
Montgomeryshire
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2013
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 November 2013
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 November 2013
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2014
Liverpool, Riverside
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2013
Sefton Central
Evans, Mr Nigel
Independent
Signed on 10 December 2013
Ribble Valley
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2014
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Birkenhead
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Poplar and Limehouse
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2013
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2013
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2013
Edinburgh East
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2013
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2013
North Wiltshire
Halfon, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2013
Harlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 25 November 2013
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2013
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2013
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 6 January 2014
Wealden
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 25 November 2013
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2013
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2014
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2013
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2013
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2013
Harwich and North Essex
Joyce, Eric
Independent
Signed on 24 February 2014
Falkirk
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2013
East Yorkshire
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2013
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 December 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 25 November 2013
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2013
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 December 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2013
St Albans
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2013
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2013
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 November 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 November 2013
Belfast South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Easington
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Torfaen
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2013
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2013
Croydon South
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 November 2013
North Antrim
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2013
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 November 2013
South Down
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2013
Tewkesbury
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2013
Romford
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2013
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2013
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2013
Strangford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2014
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2013
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 November 2013
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Bolsover
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2014
Blaenau Gwent
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2013
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soames, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2013
Mid Sussex
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2013
Pendle
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2013
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Blackley and Broughton
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2013
Hazel Grove
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2013
Poole
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2014
Brent Central
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2013
Eastleigh
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2013
Walsall South
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2013
Bradford East
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2013
Hove
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2013
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 November 2013
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2013
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2013
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 November 2013
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2013
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2013
Batley and Spen
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2013
Norwich South
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2014
South Suffolk

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.