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POPE FRANCIS AND ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1298: tabled on 22 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 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 welcomes Pope Francis's call for worldwide abolition of the death penalty on 21 February 2016, and welcomes his call for Catholic national political leaders to suspend the death penalty during the Catholic Church's Year of Mercy, which began on 8 December 2015 and ends on 20 November 2016; believes that the death penalty, the state sanctioned killing of citizens, which replaces justice with revenge, is barbaric and carries the constant risk of innocent people being put to death, has no place in a civilised society and should be rejected and opposed by all Christian churches and all religions and faiths and belief systems; notes that in 2014 at least 2,466 people were sentenced to death, and that this is a 28 per cent increase on the previous year; and calls on other religious and spiritual leaders to follow Pope Francis's example and back worldwide abolition of the death penalty.

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 11 April 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2016
Livingston
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2016
West Lancashire
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 April 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2016
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2016
Ilford South
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2016
North Tyneside
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Glenrothes
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 13 April 2016
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2016
Luton North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2016
Slough
Matheson, Christian
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2016
City of Chester
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Belfast South
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2016
Newcastle upon Tyne North
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 April 2016
Southport
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 March 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2016
Ealing, Southall
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Glasgow South West
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2016
Ilford North
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
Midlothian
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 April 2016
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 April 2016
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.