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Banning Of Arab Parties In Israel

EDM number 491 in 2008-09, proposed by John Austin on 19/01/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Middle East.

That this House condemns the decision by the Israeli Central Election Committee to ban two Arab political parties, United Arab List-Talal and Balad, from standing in next month's Israeli General Election; notes that this decision further undermines Israel's claims to be a democracy; further notes that whilst their suspension was proposed by the ultra nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu and National Union it was also supported by other Israeli Jewish parties, including Labour; further notes that United Arab List-Talal and Balad currently have seven members of the Knesset and that the reasons cited for the ban include that they had called for equal rights and had refused to recognise Israel as a democratic state; and calls on the Government to make urgent representations to get the ban lifted and to ensure that such measures are never repeated again.

This motion has been signed by a total of 75 MPs, 3 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
John Austin19/01/2009Erith and ThamesmeadLabourProposed
Phyllis Starkey19/01/2009Milton Keynes South WestLabourSeconded
Brian Iddon19/01/2009Bolton South EastLabourSeconded
Bob Russell19/01/2009ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley19/01/2009Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Evan Harris19/01/2009Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mike Hancock20/01/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Berry20/01/2009KingswoodLabourSigned
Robert Wareing20/01/2009Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Angus MacNeil20/01/2009Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Jim Devine20/01/2009LivingstonLabourSigned
Andrew George20/01/2009St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew20/01/2009StroudLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/01/2009Islington NorthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/01/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones20/01/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Peter Kilfoyle20/01/2009Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
David Lepper20/01/2009Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden20/01/2009Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Mark Durkan21/01/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martin Caton21/01/2009GowerLabourSigned
Richard Burden21/01/2009Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara21/01/2009Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Martin Linton21/01/2009BatterseaLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson21/01/2009Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Paul Holmes21/01/2009ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson21/01/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Ken Purchase21/01/2009Wolverhampton North EastLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice21/01/2009PendleLabourSigned
Clive Betts22/01/2009Sheffield, AttercliffeLabourSigned
David Hamilton22/01/2009MidlothianLabourSigned
Alistair Carmichael22/01/2009Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed22/01/2009South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams26/01/2009Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Williams26/01/2009CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Neil Gerrard26/01/2009WalthamstowLabourSigned
Bill Etherington26/01/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer26/01/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Michael Connarty26/01/2009Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Harry Cohen26/01/2009Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Malcolm Bruce26/01/2009GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke26/01/2009Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell26/01/2009Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews26/01/2009MedwayLabourSigned
Marsha Singh26/01/2009Bradford WestLabourSigned
Clare Short26/01/2009Birmingham, LadywoodIndependent LabourSigned
Linda Riordan27/01/2009HalifaxLabourSigned
Diane Abbott27/01/2009Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Don Foster27/01/2009BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Cook27/01/2009Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham27/01/2009Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins27/01/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Adam Price27/01/2009Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Janet Dean28/01/2009BurtonLabourSigned
Hywel Francis28/01/2009AberavonLabourSigned
John Leech28/01/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jennifer Willott28/01/2009Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Andy Slaughter29/01/2009Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's BushLabourSigned
Julia Goldsworthy29/01/2009Falmouth and CamborneLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Wood29/01/2009Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Ian McCartney29/01/2009MakerfieldLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd02/02/2009Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Desmond Turner02/02/2009Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
John Hemming02/02/2009Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris McCafferty03/02/2009Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff03/02/2009Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabourSigned
Terry Rooney05/02/2009Bradford NorthLabourSigned
David Crausby09/02/2009Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Eric Illsley23/02/2009Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross23/02/2009TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell27/02/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Vincent Cable03/03/2009TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian GibsonUnknownWithdrawn
Lyn BrownUnknownWithdrawn
George MudieUnknownWithdrawn

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