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Sarah Everard and women's safety

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1636: tabled on 12 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses deep concern for the disappearance of Sarah Everard, a young woman who went missing in Clapham as she was walking home on the 3rd March; extends thoughts and prayers to Sarah’s family and friends at this difficult time; notes with great sadness that women’s safety remains a serious issue; and believes that in 2021, women should not have to fear that harm may come to them if they are walking by themselves; is appalled by the results of a recent YouGov poll which found that 97 per cent of women aged 18-24 have been sexually harassed and 80 per cent of women of all ages have experienced sexual harassment in a public space; stands in solidarity with all women who have survived harassment, assault and violence; believes that more resources should be dedicated to violence against women and girls; is disgusted by the victim shaming heard since Sarah Everard’s disappearance; and strongly refutes any suggestions that the onus should fall on women to change their behaviour to prevent becoming victims of an attack.

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.

McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2021
Coventry South
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 15 March 2021
Leicester East
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2021
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2021
Jarrow
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2021
Stockport
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2021
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 March 2021
Strangford
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2021
Bedford
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2021
Wansbeck
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 18 March 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 March 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2021
Hemsworth
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 22 March 2021
North Down
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 March 2021
Arfon
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 2021
Glasgow North West
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2021
Leeds East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 March 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 March 2021
Ceredigion
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2021
Glasgow Central
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
City of Durham

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.