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Helmand Mission

EDM number 195 in 2010-12, proposed by Paul Flynn on 09/06/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Afghanistan.

That this House congratulates The Times newspaper for revealing the military and political confusion that preceded the deployment of British troops in Helmand province; recalls the debate in the House of 14 February 2006 when that decision was described as being as foolish and dangerous as the Charge of the Light Brigade while the Secretary of State for Defence said that he hoped the mission could be accomplished in three years without a shot being fired; regrets that more than twice the total of British soldiers killed in the Charge of the Light Brigade have been killed in Helmand; and salutes the sacrifice of the UK's courageous soldiers who have been let down by their leaders.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

Paul Flynn09/06/2010Newport WestLabourProposed
Jonathan Edwards10/06/2010Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
John Hemming10/06/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mike Hancock14/06/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Graham Stringer14/06/2010Blackley and BroughtonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn14/06/2010Islington NorthLabourSeconded
John Leech14/06/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton16/06/2010GowerLabourSigned
Mark Williams17/06/2010CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell29/06/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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