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GLASGOW WELCOMES REFUGEES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 480: tabled on 17 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 is pleased to note the vigil in George Square, Glasgow, which took place on 12 September 2015 to show solidarity with refugees fleeing Syria; considers that those attending the vigil also called for the Government to increase vastly the number of refugees it proposes to settle in the UK who have fled conflict and an increasingly desperate humanitarian crisis; echoes the view of those attending the Glasgow Sees Syria vigil that the UK can and must accommodate more refugees in a much quicker timescale than that proposed by the Prime Minister in his statement to the House on 7 September 2015; commends Glasgow City Council for draping a large banner over the frontage of Glasgow City Chambers which stated Glasgow Welcomes Refugees; congratulates the kind-hearted people of Glasgow who have worked so hard to fundraise and donate items of clothing to those fleeing Syria; and calls on the Government to do the right thing and consider increasing the number of refugees it plans to settle in Glasgow and further afield.

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 13 October 2015
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Edinburgh South West
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
North East Fife
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Dundee West
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
East Renfrewshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2015
Bolton South East
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Midlothian
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.