House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
POSTHUMOUS PARDON FOR DEREK BENTLEY
EDM #51
Tabled 31 October 1991
1991-92 Session
There has been an amendment to this EDM.
That this House welcomes the book To Encourage the Others by David A. Yallop, calling for an independent public inquiry into the hanging of Derek Bentley in 1952; requests the Home Secretary to set up the inquiry as a matter of urgency; hopes that such a request will lead to a posthumous pardon; and feels that this will end a grave miscarriage of justice which leaves a permanent blot on the British judicial system - the hanging of an innocent man.

Signatures (190)

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.
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
31 October 1991
Barnes, Mrs Rosie
Independent SDP
05 November 1991
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
31 October 1991
Battle, John
Labour
31 October 1991
Bellotti, David
Liberal Democrat
31 October 1991
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
31 October 1991
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
31 October 1991
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
31 October 1991
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
31 October 1991
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
31 October 1991
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
31 October 1991
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
31 October 1991
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
31 October 1991
Boyes, Roland
Labour
31 October 1991
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
31 October 1991
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
31 October 1991
Brown, Ron
Labour
31 October 1991
Callaghan, James
Labour
31 October 1991
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
31 October 1991
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
31 October 1991
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
31 October 1991
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
06 November 1991
Cartwright, John
Independent SDP
04 November 1991
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
31 October 1991
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
31 October 1991
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
31 October 1991
Cohen, Harry
Labour
31 October 1991
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
31 October 1991
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
31 October 1991
Cousins, Jim
Labour
31 October 1991
Cox, Tom
Labour
31 October 1991
Crowther, Stan
Labour
31 October 1991
Cryer, Bob
Labour
31 October 1991
Cummings, John
Labour
31 October 1991
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
31 October 1991
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
31 October 1991
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
31 October 1991
Davies, Denzil
Labour
31 October 1991
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
31 October 1991
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
31 October 1991
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
31 October 1991
Duffy, Sir Patrick
Labour
31 October 1991
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
31 October 1991
Eadie, Alex
Labour
31 October 1991
Eastham, Ken
Labour
31 October 1991
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
17 December 1991
Enright, Derek
19 November 1991
Evans, John
Labour
31 October 1991
Ewing, Harry
Labour
31 October 1991
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
31 October 1991
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
31 October 1991
Fields, Terry
Independent Labour
31 October 1991
Flannery, Martin
Labour
31 October 1991
Flynn, Paul
Labour
31 October 1991
Foot, Michael
Labour
31 October 1991
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
31 October 1991
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
31 October 1991
Garrett, John
Labour
31 October 1991
Garrett, Edward
Labour
31 October 1991
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
31 October 1991
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
31 October 1991
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
31 October 1991
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
31 October 1991
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
31 October 1991
Grant, Bernie
Labour
19 November 1991
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
31 October 1991
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
31 October 1991
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
31 October 1991
Grist, Ian
Conservative
06 November 1991
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
31 October 1991
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
15 November 1991
Hardy, Peter
Labour
31 October 1991
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
31 October 1991
Haynes, Frank
Labour
31 October 1991
Healey, Denis
Labour
31 October 1991
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
31 October 1991
Hoey, Kate
Labour
31 October 1991
Hogg, Norman
Labour
31 October 1991
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
31 October 1991
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
05 February 1992
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
31 October 1991
Howell, Denis
Labour
07 November 1991
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
31 October 1991
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
31 October 1991
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
31 October 1991
Hughes, Roy
Labour
31 October 1991
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
31 October 1991
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
31 October 1991
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
31 October 1991
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
31 October 1991
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
31 October 1991
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
31 October 1991
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
31 October 1991
Kumar, Dr Ashok
17 December 1991
Lambie, David
Labour
31 October 1991
Lamond, James
Labour
31 October 1991
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
31 October 1991
Lestor, Joan
Labour
31 October 1991
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
31 October 1991
Litherland, Robert
Labour
31 October 1991
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
20 November 1991
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
31 October 1991
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
31 October 1991
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
31 October 1991
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
04 November 1991
Madden, Max
Labour
04 November 1991
Mahon, Alice
Labour
06 November 1991
Marek, Dr John
Labour
06 November 1991
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
06 November 1991
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
06 November 1991
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
06 November 1991
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
07 November 1991
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
06 November 1991
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
06 November 1991
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
06 November 1991
McFall, Mr John
Labour
06 November 1991
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
06 November 1991
McKay, Allen
Labour
06 November 1991
McKelvey, William
Labour
06 November 1991
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
06 November 1991
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
06 November 1991
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
06 November 1991
Michael, Alun
Labour
06 November 1991
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
06 November 1991
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
06 November 1991
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
06 November 1991
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
06 November 1991
Morris, Alf
Labour
06 November 1991
Mowlam, Dr Mo
Labour
06 November 1991
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
06 November 1991
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
06 November 1991
Nellist, Mr Dave
Independent Labour
29 January 1992
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
07 November 1991
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
07 November 1991
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
07 November 1991
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
07 November 1991
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
07 November 1991
Quin, Joyce
Labour
07 November 1991
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
11 December 1991
Randall, Stuart
Labour
07 November 1991
Redmond, Martin
Labour
07 November 1991
Rees, Merlyn
Labour
07 November 1991
Reid, John
Labour
07 November 1991
Robertson, George
Labour
07 November 1991
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
07 November 1991
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
07 November 1991
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
07 November 1991
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
18 December 1991
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
07 November 1991
Rossi, Sir Hugh
Conservative
07 November 1991
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
07 November 1991
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
07 November 1991
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
07 November 1991
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
07 November 1991
Short, Clare
Labour
06 November 1991
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
06 November 1991
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
06 November 1991
Smith, John
Labour
06 November 1991
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
06 November 1991
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
06 November 1991
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
06 November 1991
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
06 November 1991
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
06 November 1991
Thompson, Jack
Labour
06 November 1991
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
31 October 1991
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
06 November 1991
Vaz, Keith
Labour
06 November 1991
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
05 November 1991
Walley, Joan
Labour
06 November 1991
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
06 November 1991
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
06 November 1991
Watson, Mike
Labour
06 November 1991
Welsh, Michael
Labour
06 November 1991
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
06 November 1991
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
04 November 1991
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
06 November 1991
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
05 November 1991
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
06 November 1991
Worthington, Tony
Labour
06 November 1991
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
06 November 1991
Young, David
Labour
06 November 1991
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.

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51A1
Mr Dennis Skinner
"leave out 'requests' and insert 'directs'."
Tabled 05 November 1991
7 Signatures