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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1688: tabled on 23 March 2021

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 celebrates the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan in 1971 and recognises the historical significance of this milestone; commemorates all those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and independence of Bangladesh and its citizens; commends and recognises the economic and social progress Bangladesh has made; celebrates the strong relationship between Bangladesh and the United Kingdom; recognises the importance of this partnership in continuing the pursuit of the ideals of the founder of an independent Bangladesh, of freedom, democracy and human rights; recognises the contributions of Bangladesh for hosting Rohingya refugees fleeing genocide in Myanmar; and urges the Government to refrain from making reductions to international aid spending in Bangladesh, in light of recent reductions to the UK aid budget following the merger of the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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.

Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2021
Warley
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2021
South Shields
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2021
Edinburgh South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2021
Glasgow Central
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2021
Stockport
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2021
Rochdale
Hodge, Dame Margaret
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2021
Barking
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2021
Edinburgh West
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2021
East Lothian
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2021
Denton and Reddish
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2021
Glasgow North West
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2021
Bedford
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2021
East Ham
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2021
Ealing, Southall
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
City of Durham
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 April 2021
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.