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Mary Seacole

EDM number 212 in 2002-03, proposed by Jenny Tonge on 27/11/2002.

That this House recognises that insufficient attention is paid to the contribution of ethnic minorities to Britain today and in the past, and especially to the role of black women; believes that a statue of Mary Seacole should be erected on the vacant plinth in Trafalgar Square, in keeping with its 19th Century military history; notes the words of the celebrated Times journalist William Russell, who said 'I trust England will not forget one who nursed her sick, who sought out her wounded to aid and succour them and who performed the last offices for some of her illustrious dead'; recalls that the fund set up on her behalf in 1867 was chaired by Colonel Henry Daniell of the Coldstream Guards, had as patrons the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh, and that its committee included senior officers of some of Britain's most famous regiments and her Royal Navy; concurs with the gratitude and approbation expressed by Queen Victoria for her services; and therefore feels that her place in the Square would be well deserved and a fitting tribute to a women from Jamaica whose work in the Crimea was so highly regarded.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Jenny Tonge27/11/2002Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratProposed
Alan Simpson28/11/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Paul Holmes28/11/2002ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins28/11/2002Luton NorthLabourSigned
Vincent Cable28/11/2002TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Colman28/11/2002PutneyLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden02/12/2002Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Iain Coleman03/12/2002Hammersmith & FulhamLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn03/12/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock03/12/2002Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones04/12/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Karen Buck04/12/2002Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Brian Cotter04/12/2002Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Banks04/12/2002West HamLabourSigned
Michael Clapham05/12/2002Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Terry Davis05/12/2002Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Frank Dobson09/12/2002Holborn & St PancrasLabourSigned
Rudi Vis09/12/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Marsha Singh10/12/2002Bradford WestLabourSigned
John Austin10/12/2002Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Ann Cryer11/12/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Martin Salter16/12/2002Reading WestLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara16/12/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Valerie Davey16/12/2002Bristol WestLabourSigned
Vera Baird17/12/2002RedcarLabourSigned
Nigel Jones13/01/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Barry Gardiner16/09/2003Brent NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell14/10/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
David DavisUnknownWithdrawn

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