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EDM (Early Day Motion) 500: tabled on 02 November 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the life and work of Chris Bartter, trade unionist, librarian and freedom of information campaigner; further recognises his many achievements as a steward in Glasgow Libraries, as a Service and Conditions Officer, Chair of NALGO's Publicity Committee, lay Scottish District Secretary, and then full-time Communications officer in UNISON Scotland; notes his role in creating a communications culture in the Trade Union, engaging, enthusing, and training lay activists; that he was instrumental in the first Trade Union street theatre campaign for the National Health Service, and as the driving force behind the publication of the first Trade Union public services manifesto for the first Scottish Parliament elections; chaired the 7:84 Theatre company; his huge part in re-instating Glasgow's May Day as a festival; and latterly assisted in establishing the campaign for a Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation and the Havana Glasgow Film Festival and continued campaigning for Freedom of Information; celebrates his love of people, his great humour and kindness; and sends its condolences to his family and friends at this time.

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.