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HONOURING THE SACRIFICE OF THE 1820 MARTYRS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 485: tabled on 17 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 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 recognises the sacrifice of the 1820 martyrs, who gave their lives in the name of equality and democratic reform at a time when ordinary people were denied the vote; remembers James Wilson of Strathaven who was hanged and beheaded in Glasgow for leading the march from Strathaven to Glasgow under the banner of Scotland Free or a Desert; commemorates John Baird of Condorrat and Andrew Hardie who were executed in Stirling having led the march to the Carron Ironworks and were later reburied at Sighthill Cemetery in Glasgow; recalls Hardie's words on the scaffold that he was a martyr to the cause of truth and justice; congratulates the 1820 Society for honouring the martyrs every September in Sighthill in Glasgow; and believes Wilson, Baird and Hardie should be honoured across the UK for making the ultimate sacrifice for the democratic rights and liberties of ordinary people.

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
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
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
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
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
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2015
Luton North
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
East Lothian
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Falkirk
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Argyll and Bute
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2015
Leicester East
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.