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Persecution of Christians

EDM (Early Day Motion) 55: tabled on 23 October 2019

Tabled in the 2019-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the 2019 report of Aid to the Church in Need entitled Persecuted and Forgotten? which shows that the Christian population of Iraq has declined by 90 per cent within a generation from 1.5 million before 2003 to less than 150,000 today; recognises that any Daesh resurgence in Syria or Iraq could pose an existential threat to Christians in the region; and calls on the Government in line with its commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro's review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians to take urgent and immediate steps to safeguard the presence of Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria.

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.

Kane, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2019
Wythenshawe and Sale East
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2019
Argyll and Bute
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2019
Glasgow North West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2019
Glasgow East
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2019
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2019
Glasgow North
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2019
Hemel Hempstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2019
Coventry South
Jones, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2019
Newport West
Amess, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2019
Southend West
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 October 2019
Belfast East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2019
Glasgow South West
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2019
Harrow East
Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2019
Leeds North West
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 24 October 2019
North Down
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2019
Kingston and Surbiton
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 24 October 2019
Luton North
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2019
Falkirk
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2019
Stretford and Urmston
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 October 2019
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2019
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2019
Romford
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2019
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2019
Carshalton and Wallington
McGinn, Conor
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2019
St Helens North
Grogan, John
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2019
Keighley
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2019
Glasgow Central
Kerr, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2019
Stirling
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2019
Blackpool South
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2019
East Ham
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2019
South West Bedfordshire
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2019
St Albans
Lefroy, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2019
Stafford
Swayne, Sir Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2019
New Forest West
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2019
Huddersfield
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 4 November 2019
Brighton, Pavilion
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.