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Death and recognition of Walter Smith OBE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 584: tabled on 26 October 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 expresses its deep sorrow at the death of Rangers Football Club legend, and one of the great modern day football managers, Walter Smith OBE; recognises Walter's extraordinary contribution to Scottish football, both as a manager and as a player, beginning his playing career at Dundee United in 1966, and a spell at Dumbarton before a return to the Tangerines; pays tribute to the incredible legacy of Walter as one of the most successful men ever to manage Rangers, winning ten Scottish Premier League titles, including securing a record nine league trophies in a row in the 1990s, winning five Scottish Cups, six Scottish League Cups and taking Rangers to the UEFA Cup Final in 2008 in his second spell as manager at the club; further notes his wider contribution to Rangers as an ambassador, advisor and briefly as chairman; recognises his successful spells as manager with the Scottish National Team, Everton and his short spell as assistant manager to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United where he won the FA Cup in 2004; and extends its sincere sympathy to Walter's family, his former team mates, the wider footballing world and the tens of thousands of Ranger's fans around the world mourning the loss of a true Rangers Football Club legend.

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.

Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
East Londonderry
Qaisar-Javed, Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Airdrie and Shotts
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Gordon
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Midlothian
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Angus
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Glasgow Central
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
East Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
East Renfrewshire
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Glasgow North
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Aberdeen South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Glasgow North East
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Glasgow South
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Glasgow North West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Glasgow East
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Inverclyde
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Stirling
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Perth and North Perthshire
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2021
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Dundee West
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2021
Birkenhead
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
West Dunbartonshire
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 27 October 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2021
Ealing, Southall
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Glenrothes
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
South Antrim
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2021
Edinburgh South West
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 November 2021
Upper Bann
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2021
Hayes and Harlington

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.