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Democracy In Somaliland

EDM number 1815 in 2010-12, proposed by Alun Michael on 17/05/2011.
Categorised under the topics of Africa and Politics and Government.

That this House congratulates the people of Somaliland as they celebrate their 20th anniversary as a self-declared autonomous republic; pays tribute to their impressive and unwavering commitment to the democratic process; applauds the demonstration of that commitment in 2010 when the outgoing President Rayale accepted the result of the election and facilitated a peaceful transfer of power to incoming President Silanyo; notes that a similar level of wisdom and maturity had been demonstrated by Mohamed Silanyo when he was the runner-up in the Presidential election in 2003; welcomes the UK Government's commitment to reward these democratic achievements through increasing existing development aid and help in sustaining democratic institutions in Somaliland; and believes that Somaliland has both earned and deserves a higher level of support and encouragement from the international community as a result of its impressive 20 year record of democratic development, acting asa beacon of peace and stability within one of the world's more turbulent regional environments.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Alun Michael17/05/2011Cardiff South and PenarthLabourProposed
Tony Baldry17/05/2011BanburyConservativeSeconded
Mark Williams17/05/2011CeredigionLiberal DemocratSeconded
Kerry McCarthy17/05/2011Bristol EastLabourSeconded
Clive Betts17/05/2011Sheffield South EastLabourSeconded
Gary Streeter17/05/2011South West DevonConservativeSeconded
Mark Durkan17/05/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew George17/05/2011St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock17/05/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley17/05/2011Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Ronnie Campbell18/05/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton18/05/2011GowerLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell18/05/2011East LondonderryDUPSigned
Alan Meale18/05/2011MansfieldLabourSigned
Jim Shannon18/05/2011StrangfordDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins19/05/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/05/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn19/05/2011Newport WestLabourSigned
Stephen Williams19/05/2011Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Blomfield19/05/2011Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards19/05/2011Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
John Leech23/05/2011Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Williams23/05/2011ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Chris Ruane23/05/2011Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden24/05/2011Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell24/05/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Andrew Miller24/05/2011Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourSigned
Mike Gapes24/05/2011Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Stella Creasy24/05/2011WalthamstowLabourSigned
Hywel Francis07/06/2011AberavonLabourSigned
Bill Esterson07/06/2011Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Nicholas Dakin07/06/2011ScunthorpeLabourSigned
William McCrea07/06/2011South AntrimDUPSigned
Cathy Jamieson07/06/2011Kilmarnock and LoudounLabourSigned
Kate Hoey07/06/2011VauxhallLabourSigned
Marsha Singh07/06/2011Bradford WestLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi08/06/2011Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman13/06/2011HuddersfieldLabourSigned
David Amess13/06/2011Southend WestConservativeSigned
Paul Murphy15/06/2011TorfaenLabourSigned
Jim McGovern15/06/2011Dundee WestLabourSigned
John Hemming22/06/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Tessa Munt27/06/2011WellsLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams27/10/2011Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned

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