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40th anniversary of Mandela's Freedom of Glasgow

EDM (Early Day Motion) 323: tabled on 14 July 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

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

Motion text

That this House notes the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela being granted the Freedom of Glasgow; further notes that 4 August 1981 was the day Glasgow City Council presented the Freedom of the City to Nelson Mandela in absentia, since he was still on Robben Island, and Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Vice-President of Nigeria, accepted the award from Lord Provost Michael Kelly on Mandela's behalf; notes this significant anniversary which the City of Glasgow plan to mark; encourages individuals to contribute to the Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation appeal to bridge the remaining financial gap to allow the launch of the Nelson Mandela statue competition; and recognises Glasgow’s special place in the history of the Anti-Apartheid Movement.

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.

McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2021
Glasgow South
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 July 2021
Strangford
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 15 July 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2021
Stockport
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2021
Dundee West
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
Jarrow
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 20 July 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2021
Argyll and Bute
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2021
Edinburgh South West
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2021
East Dunbartonshire
Qaisar-Javed, Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2021
Airdrie and Shotts
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2021
Midlothian
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2021
Leeds East
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
East Renfrewshire
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 August 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.