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UK Disability History Month

EDM (Early Day Motion) 607: tabled on 01 November 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises 18 November to 18 December is Disability History Month which is now in its 12th year of being celebrated in the UK; notes that Disability History Month is a month to celebrate disabled people and champion their abilities and rights; further notes that this year’s joint themes are Hidden Impairment and Sex and Relationships; commends UKDHM Organiser Richard Rieser and the many disability activists for their dedication and efforts to bringing Disability History Month to the UK; recognises that more than half the 14.5 million people currently identified as disabled in the UK have hidden impairments; further recognises that due to discrimination that many who can pass as non-disabled have chosen not to identify, even though this has caused them many difficulties; calls for the wider promotion and protection of disability rights; understands the importance of combatting the stigma surrounding disability; and urges Parliamentarians to work for an inclusive, accessible and sustainable society for disabled people in the UK.

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.

Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 November 2021
Glasgow North West
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 November 2021
Dundee West
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 3 November 2021
East Lothian
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 8 November 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 November 2021
Belfast South
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2021
Ceredigion
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2021
Battersea
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 November 2021
Upper Bann
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 November 2021
East Dunbartonshire
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2021
Bath
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
South Shields
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
West Dunbartonshire
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 17 November 2021
Leicester East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
Glasgow North East
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 November 2021
Midlothian
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2021
Cynon Valley
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 2021
South Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.