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Congratulating Prime Minister Ardern on New Zealand’s response to coronavirus

EDM (Early Day Motion) 981: tabled on 07 October 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates New Zealand’s Labour Government, led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, on its 7 October 2020 declaration that the country has eliminated local transmission of coronavirus; notes that this comes after there were no new cases for 10 days in Auckland, its largest city, after a cluster of 179 cases there in August ended a 102-day run without any cases in all of New Zealand; further notes that an extensive testing and contact tracing operation has been key to this success; recognises that the elimination strategy pursued by New Zealand, often known as Zero Covid, is an effective way of not only saving lives but allows for the reopening of the economy; notes that the effective elimination of the virus will put an end to the 100-person limit to public gatherings and social distancing rules in bars and restaurants in Auckland; and calls on the Government to learn from the successful implementation of a Zero Covid strategy by New Zealand.

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.

Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 October 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2020
Wansbeck
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2020
Coventry South
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 October 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 October 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2020
Easington
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2020
Jarrow
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2020
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2020
Bath
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 9 October 2020
Leicester East
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2020
Birkenhead
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Brent Central
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 12 October 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 October 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 October 2020
Arfon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 October 2020
Strangford
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2020
Edinburgh West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Islington North
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Streatham
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2020
Cynon Valley
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2020
Norwich South
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2020
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.