House of Commons
RECOGNITION OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF ELEANOR RATHBONE TO WOMEN IN POLITICS
EDM #1023
Tabled 06 March 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes the pioneering role of Eleanor Rathbone in the integration of women into the political life of the UK in equal status, which other campaigners had difficulty matching; further notes her strategic role in the development of family allowances, as child benefit was then called, and her position as a leader in the campaign for the protection of women in Britain's colonial empire, including preventing female circumcision; notes her role in the defence of democratic political ideals in the face of Nazism and fascism, having begun the campaign against Hitler in 1933 within months of his succession to power; and calls on the House to recognise the importance of Eleanor Rathbone by renaming a committee room in the Palace of Westminster in her honour.

Signatures (65)

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.
Allan, Lucy
Conservative
12 March 2018
Amess, Sir David
Conservative
13 March 2018
Benn, Hilary
Labour
12 March 2018
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
12 March 2018
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
07 March 2018
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
21 March 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
15 March 2018
Burden, Richard
Labour
12 March 2018
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
08 March 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
07 March 2018
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
12 March 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
21 March 2018
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
16 May 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
21 March 2018
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
12 March 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
08 March 2018
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
12 March 2018
Davies, Geraint
Labour
12 March 2018
Drew, Dr David
Labour
12 March 2018
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
12 March 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
12 March 2018
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
14 March 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
15 March 2018
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
20 March 2018
Goodman, Helen
Labour
12 March 2018
Grant, Bill
Conservative
12 March 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
12 March 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
21 March 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
18 April 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
14 March 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
13 March 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
22 May 2018
Hodge, Dame Margaret
Labour
13 March 2018
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
12 March 2018
Hughes, Eddie
Conservative
21 March 2018
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
21 March 2018
Kerr, Stephen
Conservative
12 March 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
13 March 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
12 March 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Mann, John
Labour
12 March 2018
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
12 March 2018
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
08 March 2018
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
08 March 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
14 March 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
14 March 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
07 March 2018
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
12 March 2018
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
12 March 2018
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
12 March 2018
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
12 March 2018
Spelman, Dame Caroline
Conservative
25 April 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Stevens, Jo
Labour
12 March 2018
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
14 March 2018
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
13 March 2018
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
12 March 2018
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
21 March 2018
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
13 March 2018
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