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Retirement Of Rebecca Adlington OBE

EDM number 1002 in 2012-13, proposed by Alan Meale on 31/01/2013.
Categorised under the topic of Sports.

That this House salutes the outstanding athletic career of Olympian swimmer Rebecca Adlington OBE whose success and selfless character led her most admirably to be described then and since as the golden girl of British swimming following her stunning double gold medal victories in the 400 metres and 800 metres events at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in which she smashed previous records, including one by more than two seconds which had stood since the year of her birth, victories which also recorded her as the first British woman to win Olympic gold since Anita Lonsbrough some 48 years earlier in 1960; notes hermany other sporting successes including her holding a variety of world, international and national titles and records, her coming third at the age of only 20 years in the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year competition and more recently her magnificent bronze medals gained for the nation at the London 2012 Olympic Games; reminds all that unlike many who taste the sweetness of success this fine young lady has always remained calm, collected and true to her roots in her native Mansfield and Nottinghamshire, in particularamongst local swimming clubs and leagues, giving much of her other spare time to helpingthose much lessfortunate than herself by various means; believes that British swimming as an organised activity involved in publicgood and endeavour cannot afford to lose such strengths of character and determination as it strives to build its sport for future challenges; andcalls on its leadership to find ways of harnessing such talent, humility and dedication to aid its quest.

This motion has been signed by a total of 57 MPs.

Alan Meale31/01/2013MansfieldLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley01/02/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins04/02/2013Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin04/02/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon05/02/2013StrangfordDUPSeconded
Mike Hancock05/02/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
George Galloway05/02/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
Clive Betts05/02/2013Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey05/02/2013West Bromwich WestLabourSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe05/02/2013Bradford SouthLabourSigned
Gareth Thomas05/02/2013Harrow WestLabourSigned
Keith Vaz05/02/2013Leicester EastLabourSigned
Tom Watson05/02/2013West Bromwich EastLabourSigned
Dave Watts05/02/2013St Helens NorthLabourSigned
David Anderson05/02/2013BlaydonLabourSigned
Katy Clark05/02/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Philip Davies05/02/2013ShipleyConservativeSigned
Nadine Dorries05/02/2013Mid BedfordshireConservativeSigned
Si05/02/2013Swansea EastLabourSigned
Toby Perkins05/02/2013ChesterfieldLabourSigned
Chris Williamson05/02/2013Derby NorthLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield05/02/2013Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Lisa Nandy05/02/2013WiganLabourSigned
Ian Swales05/02/2013RedcarLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Lavery05/02/2013WansbeckLabourSigned
David Morris05/02/2013Morecambe and LunesdaleConservativeSigned
Ian Davidson05/02/2013Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
John Robertson05/02/2013Glasgow North WestLabourSigned
Laurence Robertson05/02/2013TewkesburyConservativeSigned
Chris Ruane05/02/2013Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan05/02/2013Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
John Healey05/02/2013Wentworth and DearneLabourSigned
Mark Hendrick05/02/2013PrestonLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood05/02/2013Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd05/02/2013Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
John Mann05/02/2013BassetlawLabourSigned
John McDonnell05/02/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne05/02/2013Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Albert Owen05/02/2013Ynys MLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell05/02/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Michael Connarty05/02/2013Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
David Crausby05/02/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John Cryer05/02/2013Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Tony Cunningham05/02/2013WorkingtonLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson05/02/2013Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Stephen McCabe05/02/2013Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Tessa Jowell06/02/2013Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Gloria De Piero06/02/2013AshfieldLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn06/02/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton06/02/2013GowerLabourSigned
William McCrea06/02/2013South AntrimDUPSigned
Dennis Skinner07/02/2013BolsoverLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson11/02/2013North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech12/02/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Roy12/02/2013GlenrothesLabourSigned
Linda Riordan14/02/2013HalifaxLabourSigned
Lady Hermon26/02/2013North DownIndependentSigned

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