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ROSA PARKS OF MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, US

EDM (Early Day Motion) 752: tabled on 30 November 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 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 notes that on 1 December 1955 Rosa Parks took a seat and changed the world; recognises the courage of a young, black woman to challenge the white racist segregation of public transport and civic life in Montgomery, Alabama, US; thanks the NAACP who supported Rosa Parks after her arrest for taking a seat in a whites-only section of a public service bus; further recognises that Rosa Parks' case was filed in the US District Court, which ruled in her favour, declaring segregated seating on buses unconstitutional, a decision later upheld by the US Supreme Court; and further notes the importance of this case in setting in motion the turning point in the 20th century of the African American and world battle for civil rights, which is as necessary today as it was in 1955.

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.

Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2016
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Inverclyde
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Elliott, Tom
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 6 December 2016
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2017
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2016
Luton North
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 6 December 2016
South Antrim
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2016
Dundee West
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Glasgow South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 December 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2016
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2016
Leeds North West
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
East Renfrewshire
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 December 2016
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2016
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2016
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 30 November 2016
Edinburgh West
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 2016
Arfon
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.