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EPILEPSY AND PURPLE DAY 2016 CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1303: tabled on 23 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 Purple Day 2016, which takes place on 26 March; notes that this is an awareness day dedicated to highlighting sufferers of epilepsy; acknowledges that more than half a million people in the UK have the condition, whilst it affects around 50 million people worldwide; further recognises that epilepsy is the most common neurological condition, which can result in seizures that start in the brain; highlights that the aims of Purple Day are to end the stigma attached to the condition, improve healthcare and resources for those who need assistance and show solidarity so that those with epilepsy should not suffer from the condition alone; commends the charities, such as the British Epilepsy Association, Epilepsy Research UK, the National Society for Epilepsy, Epilepsy Scotland and the many others that work to help sufferers of epilepsy, often making life-changing contributions to people's lives; and calls on the Government to ensure that those who suffer from epilepsy are given the amount of support that they need and deserve.

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
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2016
Harrow East
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
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 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
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 April 2016
Belfast North
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Foyle
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2016
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Glenrothes
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 13 April 2016
North Down
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Dundee West
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 11 April 2016
New Forest East
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
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
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2016
Bolton South East
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Belfast East
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2016
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Midlothian

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.