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Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry Vc

EDM number 1516 in 2008-09, proposed by Bob Russell on 18/05/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Armed forces, Political parties and Racial discrimination.

That this House calls on all decent British citizens to condemn the British National Party (BNP) for stating on its website that Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry was awarded the Victoria Cross, not for bravery in the face of the enemy in Iraq in 2005 and saving the lives of comrades in two individual acts of great heroism as set out in the Citation, but for what the BNP disgracefully says was a `politically correct' decision by the Ministry of Defence for an action limited to the Grenada-born soldier driving away very fast from a combat zone; is proud that HM Armed Forces comprises men and women from all ethnic backgrounds, from the UK and the Commonwealth, plus Gurkhas from Nepal; notes as an historic fact that people of all racial groups served, and lost their lives, fighting fascism in the Second World War and thus helped to preserve this country's freedoms against such evils; deplores the use in BNP election literature of a false photograph of a British soldier, with false quote, claiming support for the BNP; and urges the Government to ensure that the British people are made fully aware that the BNP represents the views which Britain went to war to defeat.

This motion has been signed by a total of 47 MPs.

Bob Russell18/05/2009ColchesterLiberal DemocratProposed
Mike Hancock18/05/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle19/05/2009ChorleyLabourSeconded
Mark Hunter19/05/2009CheadleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Stephen Williams19/05/2009Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley19/05/2009Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Paul Holmes19/05/2009ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes19/05/2009North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones19/05/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Martin Caton19/05/2009GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/05/2009Islington NorthLabourSigned
John Leech20/05/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing20/05/2009Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Andrew Dismore20/05/2009HendonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell20/05/2009Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Julian Lewis20/05/2009New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Glenda Jackson20/05/2009Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
David Drew21/05/2009StroudLabourSigned
Mark Fisher21/05/2009Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabourSigned
Dai Davies21/05/2009Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
David Anderson01/06/2009BlaydonLabourSigned
David Winnick01/06/2009Walsall NorthLabourSigned
David Borrow01/06/2009South RibbleLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff01/06/2009Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabourSigned
Ann Cryer01/06/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
John McDonnell01/06/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Nick Harvey01/06/2009North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
James Gray01/06/2009North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Gordon Marsden02/06/2009Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd03/06/2009Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Laura Moffatt03/06/2009CrawleyLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty04/06/2009Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell08/06/2009Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Anderson10/06/2009Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins11/06/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Linda Riordan11/06/2009HalifaxLabourSigned
Alan Simpson11/06/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey12/06/2009West Bromwich WestLabourSigned
Michael Clapham15/06/2009Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
David Hamilton16/06/2009MidlothianLabourSigned
Jo Swinson30/06/2009East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington02/07/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Austin02/07/2009Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Paul Rowen02/07/2009RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins13/10/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma22/10/2009Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Susan Kramer27/10/2009Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned

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