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Kanta Patel

EDM number 2061 in 2007-08, proposed by Ashok Kumar on 16/07/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Equality and Ethnic groups.

That this House notes with sadness the sudden passing away of Kanta Patel, who was a tireless, courageous and deeply committed campaigner against racism and injustice promoting equal opportunities and racial harmony both in her home borough of Greenwich and in communities across the UK; further notes her own personal struggle against racial discrimination directed towards her by the far right; recognises and pays tribute to her selfless service as a Greenwich borough councillor since 1986, in which she made a huge difference to people's lives by promoting education, sport and culture to raise aspirations and opportunities amongst the most socially disadvantaged communities; further recognises her achievements as Chair of the ALA Race Equality Committee between 1990 and 1992; pays glowing tribute to her enthusiasm and zeal for the Black Section cause within the Labour Party and her commitment to the establishment of the Black Socialist Society; honours her for the work with the Gujarati Samaj Group and for her weekly column in the national newspaper Asian Voice, in which she championed her cause to tackle poverty and give vital advice to those who needed it; acknowledges that her contribution to local politics in her area and her determination to build a better world will be remembered fondly by all those who had the privilege of knowing her; and offers deepest sympathies to her family and everyone who worked with her and knew her.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

Ashok Kumar16/07/2008Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourProposed
Clive Efford16/07/2008ElthamLabourSeconded
Diane Abbott16/07/2008Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSeconded
John Austin16/07/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn16/07/2008Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Virendra Sharma16/07/2008Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Alan Meale16/07/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Nigel Evans16/07/2008Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Kelvin Hopkins17/07/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley17/07/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
John Battle17/07/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock17/07/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton17/07/2008GowerLabourSigned
Alan Simpson17/07/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell21/07/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
David Clelland21/07/2008Tyne BridgeLabourSigned
Ann Cryer21/07/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore21/07/2008HendonLabourSigned
Rudi Vis21/07/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned

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