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BANGLADESH AND THREATS TO DEMOCRACY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 669: tabled on 07 January 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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 regrets that the leader of the Bangladesh Opposition, Begum Khaleda Zia, has now been interned in her political office by armed police, that the television station ETV has been closed by the Bangladesh government, that there was an attack on the National Press Club, and that live ammunition has been fired at opposition demonstrations; believes that these actions are not the actions of a democratic government, but instead a government aiming to suppress any opposition; calls for the Bangladeshi government to enter into discussions with opposition groups towards having a further election on a free and fair basis; and calls for the UK Government to use its influence to ensure that Bangladesh moves back towards a society based upon democracy and the rule of law.

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 Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2015
East Londonderry
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2015
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Coventry South
Danczuk, Simon
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Rochdale
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 2015
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Aberdeen North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2015
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 23 February 2015
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 12 January 2015
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2015
Vauxhall
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2015
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2015
Manchester, Gorton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2015
Manchester, Withington
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Birmingham, Perry Barr
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 January 2015
South Antrim
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2015
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2015
Mansfield
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 January 2015
South Down
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 January 2015
Upper Bann
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2015
Hazel Grove
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2015
Eastleigh
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2015
Bradford East
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.