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PETE SEEGER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1010: tabled on 28 January 2014

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 notes with sadness the passing of American singer, folk-song collector and songwriter Pete Seeger aged 94, whose songs were designed to inspire social change and promote a greener and cleaner environment via performances and appearances at civil rights marches, labour, union and anti-war rallies, college auditoriums, folk festivals, and in front of the US House Un-American Activities Committee, and subsequently in prison, as well as on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and more; further notes his infamous adaption of the negro spiritual song, We Shall Overcome, as a civil rights anthem and his Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, that became an anti-war standard; further notes his co-operation with the likes of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan among many others in voicing his views, particularly about American and international political direction; and further notes that his blacklisting and later indictment for contempt of Congress during McCarthyism cost him dearly in his musical life but will have been in accordance with his priorities which included a virulent anti-commercialism streak and a passion for peace.

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 February 2014
York Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
Workington
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2014
Aberdeen North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 February 2014
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2014
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 3 February 2014
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2014
Luton North
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Wansbeck
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2014
Edmonton
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2014
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 January 2014
Belfast South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2014
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2014
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Easington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2014
Ynys Môn
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 February 2014
South Down
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Blackley and Broughton
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2014
Walsall South
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Walsall North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.