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Windrush Day 2021

EDM (Early Day Motion) 215: tabled on 17 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that 22 June 2021 will be the 73rd anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Dock and the fourth annual Windrush Day; supports the commemorations across the country recognising the immense impact that the Windrush generation has had on the UK's society and culture since 1948; further notes that during the covid-19 outbreak the important role of Windrush citizens and their descendants in the NHS; deeply regrets the Windrush scandal and condemns the suffering caused by the Home Office to Windrush citizens, which led to many being wrongfully deported, losing their homes and livelihoods and being denied access to healthcare and public services; notes the excessive delays in the Windrush Compensation Scheme and the tragic deaths of at least 21 people before their compensation was paid; notes that many Windrush citizens continue to face extreme hardship and trauma as a consequence of their treatment by the Home Office; and calls on the Government urgently to speed up the processing of claims and fully implement the recommendations of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review to provide justice for the Windrush generation and deliver the change in culture, practice and policy that is needed to prevent any future similar scandal.

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.

Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2021
Walsall South
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 June 2021
Foyle
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 17 June 2021
Islington North
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2021
Ealing, Southall
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2021
Glasgow North West
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2021
Sheffield Central
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2021
Edinburgh South West
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 June 2021
Arfon
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 June 2021
Belfast South
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2021
Jarrow
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2021
Bath
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2021
East Ham
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 21 June 2021
Leicester East
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 21 June 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2021
Denton and Reddish
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2021
Coventry South
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2021
Streatham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2021
Norwich South
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2021
Stockport
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 June 2021
Ceredigion
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Bedford
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Hemsworth
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2021
Edinburgh West
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
Warley
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 29 June 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 30 June 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2021
Glasgow North East
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2021
North East Fife
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2021
Glasgow Central
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.