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Ogunwobi Family

EDM number 694 in 1996-97, proposed by Diane Abbott on 19/03/1997.

That this House notes with great concern that church leader Sunday Ogunwobi and his family have now been living in sanctuary in Downs Baptist Church, Hackney, for over 1,000 days under threat of deportation to Nigeria, making it the longest running sanctuary in modern British history; understands that Mr Ogunwobi has lived in the United Kingdom since 1981 and his wife since 1984; believes that the deportation of this family would have a detrimental effect on the health and education of the Ogunwobi children; and therefore asks the Home Secretary to show compassion in this case by exercising his discretionary powers to life the deportation order and grant the Ogunwobi family indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs.

Diane Abbott19/03/1997Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonProposed
David Knox19/03/1997Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Ken Livingstone20/03/1997Brent EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/03/1997Islington NorthSigned
Bill Etherington20/03/1997Sunderland NorthSigned
Andrew Faulds20/03/1997Warley EastSigned
Neil Gerrard20/03/1997WalthamstowSigned
Norman Godman20/03/1997Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Gunnell20/03/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Harry Barnes20/03/1997North East DerbyshireSigned
Hugh Bayley20/03/1997York, City ofSigned

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