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TOUR DE FRANCE LE GRAND DÉPART 2014

EDM (Early Day Motion) 228: tabled on 07 July 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 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 celebrates the success of the Le Grand Départ of the 101st Tour de France and the first three stages, Leeds to Harrogate, York to Sheffield and Cambridge to London; echoes comments that this was the grandest Grand Départ in the history of the Tour; congratulates Welcome to Yorkshire and its CEO, Gary Verity, for a successful bid, supported by Leeds City Council and others; thanks race director Christian Prudhomme for his faith in Yorkshire's bid; congratulates Sir Rodney Walker and Nicky Roche and TdFHub2014Ltd, councils along the route and the 12,000 volunteer Tour Makers for delivering three fantastic stages of the race; agrees that this has been a wonderful advertisement for Yorkshire and the UK, boosting local economies and the UK economy by at least £100 million; further congratulates local communities, businesses, farms, hotels, pubs, cafes, restaurants, places of worship and community and village halls who all worked hard to provide entertainmnet, food, drink and fun for spectators; notes that over four and a half milion people are estimated to have lined the route across the three days; hopes that Le Grand Départ 2014 will inspire the next generation of UK cycling stars and welcomes the new annual three-day Tour of Yorkshire race starting next year; believes that a real legacy must and will be delivered, including through concerted strategies to get more people cycling in the UK and improvements for cyclists on our roads; and sends its best wishes to the competitors, organisers and all involved for the remainder of Le Tour 2014.

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.

Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Leeds Central
Birtwistle, Gordon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2014
Burnley
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2014
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2014
Altrincham and Sale West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2014
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 July 2014
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2014
Edinburgh West
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 July 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
North Tyneside
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2014
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Leeds North East
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 8 July 2014
North Down
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2014
Cheltenham
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2014
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2014
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 July 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Mansfield
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Torfaen
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2014
Argyll and Bute
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 July 2014
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2014
Ealing, Southall
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Bradford South
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
Leicester East
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2014
Bradford East
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2014
Ceredigion

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.