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TRIAL OF CATALAN POLITICIANS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2027: tabled on 29 January 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern about the imminent trial of 18 Catalan politicians and civic leaders regarding their role in the 2017 independence referendum; notes that nine Catalan politicians and civic leaders are being held in preventative detention; further notes that all have been charged with sedition and rebellion, charges long removed from the statute book in other European democracies; understands that the former Speaker of the Catalan Parliament, Carme Forcadell, is being prosecuted for allowing a debate on independence, something supported by a majority of MPs; recognises the work by Amnesty International who will have observers at this trial and have called for the immediate release and dropping of charges against two defendants, Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez, who have been held in preventative detention for 15 months; further expresses concern that among the judges who will hear the case are those that were politically appointed and some of whom are on record as opposing Catalan autonomy; and calls on the UK Government to condemn this case, which does not cast Spanish democracy in a good light.

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.

MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 January 2019
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 January 2019
Inverclyde
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 January 2019
Edinburgh South West
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 January 2019
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 January 2019
Glasgow North West
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2019
Romford
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 30 January 2019
Luton North
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2019
St Helens South and Whiston
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2019
North Tyneside
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 January 2019
Livingston
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2019
Perth and North Perthshire
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2019
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2019
Blackley and Broughton
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 February 2019
Glasgow Central
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 February 2019
Glasgow South West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2019
High Peak
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2019
Worthing West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 February 2019
North Ayrshire and Arran

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.