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Denis Goldberg

EDM (Early Day Motion) 450: tabled on 06 May 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the life and work of Denis Goldberg, anti-apartheid campaigner, a hero of the South Africa liberation struggle, sentenced alongside Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia trial, imprisoned for 22 years, founder of the Community Heart Charity, frequent visitor to Scotland and the UK, Patron of the Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation, and Patron of the Kronendal Music Academy who passed away on the 29 April 2020; sends condolences to his family at this sad time; admires the way he continued the anti-apartheid and liberation struggle while in prison, separated from Mandela and his other comrades on Robben Island and incarcerated in Pretoria Central prison as he was white; his continued tireless work for the future of all South Africa’s people thereafter; recognises his devotion to his last great project, the House of Hope in his community of Hout Bay, near Cape Town, which is to be a centre for the arts and community organisations as well as housing his own extensive collection of African Art; celebrates his life, and notes that he was respected, valued and admired by everyone who worked with him and who experienced the pride and passion he had for his work for a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic South Africa; and equality and justice throughout the world.

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.

Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Glasgow Central
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Gordon
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Glasgow North
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Edinburgh East
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Edinburgh South West
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2020
Streatham
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Aberdeen South
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2020
Easington
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2020
Jarrow
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Dundee West
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2020
Leeds East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Strangford
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2020
Leicester East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2020
Gateshead
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2020
Hartlepool
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 May 2020
Glasgow North East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2020
Leyton and Wanstead
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2020
East Renfrewshire
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2020
Glenrothes
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.