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Windrush Day 2022

EDM (Early Day Motion) 180: tabled on 20 June 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates the 74th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Dock on the 22nd June 1948; recognises that Windrush has become a key symbolic moment in the history of both the Black British contribution to Britain and the broader post-war Commonwealth migration that reshaped the modern British society of today; acknowledges that this is not just Black history but it is British history; supports the celebrations taking place across the country that recognise the immense impact that the Windrush generation has had on the UK's society and culture since 1948; is ashamed by the Windrush scandal; condemns the suffering this has caused to members of the Windrush generation and their descendants, some of whom have been wrongfully deported, lost their homes and livelihoods and have been denied access to healthcare and public services; is outraged by the delays in the Windrush Compensation Scheme which led to at least 23 people passing away before receiving compensation; notes the conclusion of a leaked Home Office report that suggests the origins of the Windrush scandal lay in 30 years of racist immigration legislation designed to reduce the UK’s non-white population; calls on the Home Office to release this report in full; notes that next year will mark the 75th anniversary of Windrush; and calls on this Government to mark the day with nationwide celebrations befitting of a day with such national importance.

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.

Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2022
West Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2022
East Renfrewshire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 20 June 2022
Islington North
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 June 2022
Foyle
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
Bolton South East
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
Jarrow
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2022
Glasgow North West
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
Nottingham East
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
Wansbeck
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
York Central
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
Walsall South
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
Birkenhead
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2022
Central Ayrshire
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
Coventry South
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 20 June 2022
Leicester East
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
Leeds East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2022
Leyton and Wanstead
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2022
Glasgow South West
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2022
Hemsworth
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 June 2022
Strangford
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2022
Dulwich and West Norwood
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2022
South Shields
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2022
City of Durham
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2022
Edinburgh East
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2022
East Dunbartonshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 2022
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 2022
Ceredigion
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2022
Cynon Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2022
Glasgow Central
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2022
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2022
Aberdeen North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.