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Mr Eddie Butler 1957-2022

EDM (Early Day Motion) 378: tabled on 21 September 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House mourns the loss of former Welsh rugby captain, Eddie Butler; notes that Mr Butler was a formidable number 8 and a key part of the famous Pontypool forwards pack of the 1970s and 1980s; further notes that Mr Butler was capped by Wales on 16 occasions, captained the national side and toured with the Lions in 1983 to New Zealand; respects Mr Butler's contribution as a journalist for the Guardian newspaper and the BBC, a brilliant wordsmith who became the voice of the beautiful game of rugby, transforming moments of high sporting drama into poetry; notes that Mr Butler was a passionate campaigner for Welsh independence and delivered one of the greatest speeches in the history of the national cause at the Yes Cymru rally in Merthyr on 7 September 2019; pays tribute to Mr Butler for his charitable work; and further notes that he died whilst raising money for Prostate Cymru in Peru.