House of Commons
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CENTENARY OF THE DEATH OF KEIR HARDIE
EDM #455
Tabled 15 September 2015
2015-16 Session
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.

Signatures (44)

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
14 October 2015
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
14 October 2015
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
12 October 2015
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
29 October 2015
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
15 September 2015
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
15 September 2015
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
15 September 2015
Burgon, Richard
Labour
17 September 2015
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
21 March 2016
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
13 October 2015
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
16 September 2015
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
12 October 2015
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
17 September 2015
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
12 October 2015
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
15 September 2015
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
13 October 2015
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
14 October 2015
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
17 September 2015
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
15 October 2015
Hussain, Imran
Labour
29 October 2015
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
17 September 2015
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
17 September 2015
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
13 October 2015
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
16 September 2015
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
14 October 2015
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
16 September 2015
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
02 November 2015
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
16 September 2015
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
16 September 2015
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
15 September 2015
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
17 September 2015
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
15 September 2015
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
12 October 2015
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
15 September 2015
Vaz, Keith
Labour
13 October 2015
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
14 October 2015
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
16 September 2015
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
15 December 2015
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion