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Recognition Of Benny Lynch, Former Flyweight Champion Of The World

EDM number 451 in 1999-00, proposed by George Galloway on 29/02/2000.

That this House, noting the forthcoming film of the life of Benny Lynch, the Gorbals boy who rose to become the flyweight champion of the world at the age of 22, at Belle Vue, Manchester in 1933 and who died a tragic death just over 10 years later in the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, expresses the hope that the renewed interest in the life of Benny Lynch will result in long overdue recognition of his greatness, both by Glasgow City Council and the British Boxing Board of Control, which until today has not awarded the Lonsdale belt due to Lynch for his world title victory.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

George Galloway29/02/2000Glasgow, KelvinLabourProposed
John McAllion29/02/2000Dundee EastLabourSigned
Irene Adams29/02/2000Paisley NorthLabourSigned
Jimmy Wray29/02/2000Glasgow, BailliestonLabourSigned
Norman Godman01/03/2000Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Mike Hancock01/03/2000Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Gibson01/03/2000Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham01/03/2000Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell01/03/2000Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Bill Michie01/03/2000Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner01/03/2000BolsoverLabourSigned
Ernie Ross01/03/2000Dundee WestLabourSigned
Tom Cox02/03/2000TootingLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin02/03/2000Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Alan Simpson07/03/2000Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Russell Brown07/03/2000DumfriesLabourSigned
Harry Cohen08/03/2000Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Barry Jones09/03/2000Alyn & DeesideLabourSigned
Andrew Love09/03/2000EdmontonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Donald Gorrie17/03/2000Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell06/04/2000Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned

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