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Jay Abatan

EDM (Early Day Motion) 349: tabled on 01 February 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

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

Motion text

That this House expresses concern that 25 years after Jay Abatan was killed in a racist attack in Brighton his murderers have still not been brought to justice; notes that Sussex police have apologised to Jay Abatan's family for the multiple failures in the way the investigation was conducted, as revealed by subsequent reports into his murder; further notes that a 2010 inquest into Jay’s death returned a verdict of unlawful killing; considers that not all the overarching issues raised in the Macpherson report appear to have been addressed; recognises that Michael Abatan has been campaigning since 1999 for justice for his brother and that there are countless other families of the victims of racially motivated murders who have been let down by the criminal justice system; calls on the IOPC to conduct an independent investigation into Sussex Police’s handling of Jay's death and for a different police force to take over the investigation; and further calls on the Secretary of State for the Home Department to establish and chair a Race Equality Steering Group to help ensure oversight of progress in addressing race equality across all police forces in England and Wales, as recommended by the Home Affairs Select Committee.

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.

Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2024
Coventry South
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2024
Bedford
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2024
Poplar and Limehouse
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 1 February 2024
Leicester East
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2024
City of Durham
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2024
Cynon Valley
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2024
Leeds East
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2024
Liverpool, Riverside
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2024
Easington
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 February 2024
Glasgow South West
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 February 2024
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 February 2024
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 February 2024
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2024
St Albans
Green, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2024
Chesham and Amersham
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 February 2024
Belfast South
Dyke, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2024
Somerton and Frome
Abbott, Ms Diane
Independent
Signed on 8 February 2024
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
Jarrow
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Motherwell and Wishaw
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
Hayes and Harlington
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
York Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.