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An appreciation of Bruce Kent

EDM (Early Day Motion) 158: tabled on 13 June 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House remembers the life and achievements of Bruce Kent whilst mourning his passing; notes that Bruce Kent was a peace campaigner who served as a Vice-President of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, a Vice-President of Pax Christi, and Emeritus President of the Movement for the Abolition of War; notes that after national service in the Royal Tank Regiment and receiving a law degree at Brasenose College, Oxford, he was then ordained a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Westminster; further notes that it was his Christian faith that brought him to reject nuclear weapons as fundamentally immoral; highlights that even without their use, nuclear deterrence itself depends on a willingness to commit mass murder; recognises that Bruce Kent served as general secretary and then chair of CND in the 1980s and that his leadership was the embodiment of integrity, creativity and sheer determination, becoming a vocal critic of defence policy when public opposition to the acquisition of Trident and cruise missiles was escalating; further recognises that his commitment to innumerable peace and human rights campaigns over many decades was inspirational to many; and extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Bruce Kent and his friends

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.

McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2022
Glasgow North East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2022
Glasgow North West
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2022
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2022
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 14 June 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2022
Cynon Valley
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2022
Glasgow Central
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2022
Edinburgh East
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2022
Argyll and Bute
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2022
West Dunbartonshire
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2022
East Dunbartonshire
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 June 2022
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 June 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Qaisar, Ms Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2022
Airdrie and Shotts
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
York Central
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2022
Dundee West
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Leeds East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 12 July 2022
Leicester East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.