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Jailing of Catalan political and civic leaders

EDM (Early Day Motion) 25: tabled on 15 October 2019

Tabled in the 2019-19 session.

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

Motion text

That this House expresses deep concern at the verdict of the Spanish Supreme Court in finding 12 Catalan political and civic leaders guilty of sedition, embezzlement of public funds and disobedience in relation to the 2017 referendum on Catalan independence and at the imposition of jail sentences of between nine and 13 years; notes that nine of those accused have already been held in preventive detention for nearly two years; rejects the proposition that bringing criminal charges is a way to resolve political differences; expresses further concern that this trial has further polarised opinion in Catalonia and has led to hostile and violent police action against peaceful, large-scale public protests; and calls for the annulling of these sentences and for the Government of Spain to engage in a proper and respectful process of dialogue with the Government of Catalonia.

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.

Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2019
Glasgow East
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2019
North East Fife
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2019
Inverclyde
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2019
Edinburgh East
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2019
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2019
Glasgow Central
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 October 2019
Dundee East
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 October 2019
Motherwell and Wishaw
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2019
Brighton, Kemptown
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2019
Worthing West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 16 October 2019
Luton North
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 October 2019
Glasgow South West
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2019
Cardiff North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hill, Mike
Independent
Signed on 22 October 2019
Hartlepool
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 October 2019
Brighton, Pavilion
McGinn, Conor
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2019
St Helens North
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2019
High Peak
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2019
North Ayrshire and Arran
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2019
Romford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.