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Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of Hardie & Baird of the 1820 Radicals

EDM (Early Day Motion) 862: tabled on 08 September 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House commemorates the deaths of Andrew Hardie and John Baird, who died on 8 September 1820; recalls that they were the last people hanged and beheaded in the UK and were executed on charges of high treason; recognises the various events across Scotland that have been postponed due to the pandemic; and recalls the foresight of them, and of all the 1820 Radicals, in their campaign for democracy, universal suffrage and the rights of working people.