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THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF LEONARD CHESHIRE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 286: tabled on 06 September 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House commemorates the centenary of the birth of Leonard Cheshire, born on 7 September 1917; notes his significant achievements as a decorated officer in the Second World War, including leading No.617 Squadron, the Dambusters, and being awarded the Victoria Cross in 1944; recognises Leonard Cheshire's desire to help make the world a better place following the Second World War by undertaking a lifetime of humanitarian work with disabled people; celebrates his founding of the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability in 1948, an organisation which now supports over 20,000 people with disabilities around the world every year; understands that there are more than 11 million disabled people in the UK today and that one in six people will be affected by disability at some point in their life; acknowledges the vital importance of Leonard Cheshire Disability's work to support disabled people; and wishes the charity every success in its future endeavours.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2017
Livingston
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 13 September 2017
Harrow East
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2017
Aberdeen North
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 September 2017
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 October 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 September 2017
East Londonderry
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 September 2017
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 September 2017
Inverclyde
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2017
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 September 2017
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2017
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 September 2017
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 October 2017
Airdrie and Shotts
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2017
New Forest East
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2017
Glasgow East
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2017
Glasgow South
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2017
Glasgow North West
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 September 2017
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2017
Edinburgh East
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 September 2017
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2017
Glasgow South West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.