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Eighth anniversary of the Istanbul Convention

EDM (Early Day Motion) 557: tabled on 03 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that 8 June 2020 marks the eighth anniversary of the UK Government signing the Istanbul Convention on the protection of women and girls from violence; welcomes the Convention’s ratification by 33 of the original signatories including the UK's friends and neighbours in Ireland; recognises the work done by Eilidh Whiteford, formerly member for the Banff and Buchan constituency in bringing forward the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017; expresses disappointment in the UK Government not having ratified the Convention in the three years since the Act received Royal Assent; and calls on the UK Government to finally ratify this vital international agreement that will help protect women and girls here and across Europe.

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.

Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Midlothian
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2020
Huddersfield
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Edinburgh South West
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Stirling
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Glasgow Central
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
East Lothian
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Glasgow North East
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2020
East Renfrewshire
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 6 June 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Glasgow North West
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Gordon
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
West Dunbartonshire
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Glasgow South West
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Glasgow East
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Central Ayrshire
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Angus
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Dunfermline and West Fife
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Glenrothes
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Glasgow South
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Livingston
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2020
Bath
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2020
Aberdeen South
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2020
Glasgow North
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 June 2020
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.