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Auchengeich Mining Disaster

EDM (Early Day Motion) 878: tabled on 11 September 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges that Friday 18 September 2020 is the 61st anniversary of the Auchengeich Mining disaster; respectfully remembers the 47 men who lost their lives after a fault with equipment caused a fire in the mine; further remembers that 41 women were widowed by this tragedy, and 67 children lost their father; expresses gratitude to the Auchengeich Memorial Committee for their commitment in continuing to commemorate the disaster by arranging a memorial service every year at the Auchengeich Memorial statue in Moodiesburn; notes with regret that the memorial service due to take place on Sunday 13 September 2020 has had to be cancelled but that a prayer and a blessing will be conducted after a wreath is laid by the Memorial Committee; and conveys its sympathies to the family and loved ones of the miners.

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 14 September 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Midlothian
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Glasgow South West
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Gordon
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 14 September 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Glasgow East
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Glasgow North
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2020
East Renfrewshire
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 September 2020
Strangford
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2020
Aberdeen North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2020
Ochil and South Perthshire
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2020
Argyll and Bute
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 September 2020
Foyle
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 September 2020
South Antrim
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 September 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 18 September 2020
Streatham
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 September 2020
Glasgow Central
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 September 2020
Glasgow North West
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 September 2020
North East Fife
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2020
Glasgow North East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.