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CENTENARY OF THE DEATH OF KEIR HARDIE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 455: tabled on 15 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 that 26 September 2015 marks the centenary of the death of Keir Hardie, the first independent representative of working people to be elected to this Parliament, a consistent champion of Scottish Home Rule and votes for women, and an unswerving opponent of British involvement in the First World War; further notes Hardie's seminal contribution to democratic politics, as founder of the Scottish Labour Party (1888), the Independent Labour Party (1893) and the Labour Representation Committee (1900); notes his commitment to women's suffrage, trades union rights, free schooling, state pensions, Indian self-rule and the end to racial segregation in South Africa, long before these social reforms were attained; notes Hardie's principled opposition to British participation in the First World War and regrets that his rejection of jingoism and mass slaughter led to Parliament paying no public tributes to this great democrat, on his untimely death at the age of 59; and expresses the hope that Hardie's lifelong support for Scottish Home Rule, universal social justice and equal rights for women will yet bear fruit.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Aberdeen North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 17 September 2015
Leeds East
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2016
Brentford and Isleworth
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2015
Blyth Valley
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Dunfermline and West Fife
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
North East Fife
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow North
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2015
Luton North
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2015
Bradford East
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Dundee West
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Falkirk
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
East Renfrewshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2015
Bolton South East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 September 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Edinburgh East
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 September 2015
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Midlothian
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2015
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2015
Walsall South
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.