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Political violence and presidential election in Brazil

EDM (Early Day Motion) 285: tabled on 12 July 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

This House expresses its deep concerns about reports of political violence against representatives of the Workers’ Party in Brazil ahead of this October’s Presidential election; notes that the far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his cabinet ministers, nearly half of whom are military generals, have made repeated threats against the integrity of this year's upcoming elections; further notes that these have worsened as former President and Workers’ Party leader Lula da Silva has opened up significant poll leads; is concerned that threats, intimidation and hate speech from the President and his supporters create a context in which acts of political violence are more likely; condemns the 9 July killing at a birthday party of Marcelo Arruda, a Workers’ Party official in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, by a Bolsonaro supporter who chanted we are Bolsonaro here; notes that Bolsonaro’s supporters have also attacked pro-Lula rallies including with a home-made bomb and the use of drones to drop faeces onto crowds; and calls on the British Government to raise concerns with the Brazilian government about these reports of violence and intimidation and to call for the coming elections to be free and fair.

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.

Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 July 2022
Belfast South
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2022
St Helens South and Whiston
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2022
Hemsworth
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2022
Nottingham East
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2022
Birkenhead
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2022
Wansbeck
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 13 July 2022
Islington North
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2022
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2022
Easington
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2022
Rochdale
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 15 July 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2022
Ochil and South Perthshire
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2022
Glasgow South
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2022
Edinburgh East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 2022
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 2022
Arfon
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2022
Brighton, Kemptown
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2022
Glasgow South West
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2022
Stirling
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 20 July 2022
East Lothian
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Grady, Patrick
Independent
Signed on 20 July 2022
Glasgow North
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2022
Sheffield, Hallam

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.